New York City - A Collection Of Urban Photographs
I traveled to New York City for the first time this October. See my previous posts New York City - 13 Musings From a First Timer and 9/11 Memorial. I'd like to share some of my favorite photos from my stay in Manhattan. Among other things, I even tried my hand at street photography for the first time. Check out the photos!
Why not begin with probably the most iconic sight - the Statue of Liberty. This was taken from a boat (Circle Line Cruise - a must do cruise that circles the entire island of Manhattan).
The 9/11 Memorial Museum. This was the only shot I got inside of the museum before security shut me down...
Bethesda Terrace and Fountain in Central Park. You may recognize this landmark from several movies. I didn't originally plan on shooting this but when I saw it in person I could not resist.
The John Lennon Memorial in Central Park. Imagine all the people...
The Mall in Central Park (again, you should recognize this from several movies as well).
The hustle and bustle of Times Square is very real.
The subway system in New York City is vast and effective transit solution. I found it a great and affordable way to get around the city. I never had to wait more than five minutes for a train - and that's a good thing since there's NO air conditioning in the subway stations!
I made sure to put a FDNY firehouse on my list to visit. I finally found one wandering the streets of Manhattan.
These guys were great. They invited me in and let me take photos in the apparatus bay. We talked about the fires in California and they said they wished they could come and help us battle them. The firefighters almost seemed like humble celebrities to me. Ever since 9/11 they've been thrust into an unwanted limelight but I found them to be very cordial, diplomatic and accommodating. They treated me like family more or less (if only for 40 minutes).
The graffiti in Queens is pretty damn epic...
A typical apartment building with fire escapes galore.
I hope you enjoyed these images as much as I did taking them. My four day visit to NEW York City has inspired me to want to live there for a couple months. There's so much more I need to photograph! Thanks for stopping in!