Look Up

I was told that you can tell who the tourists in New York City are because they are the ones looking up. I always look up in any city with tall buildings. I have loved skyscrapers since I was little. The Chrysler Building pictured here – formerly the world’s tallest building – is one of my favorites. It is an art deco building, similar in style to the taller and more popular Empire State, but with a more elegant look. What’s your favorite skyscraper?

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Stop Right There!

Stop Right There!

The final post taken during my September 2015 trip to New York City. After an sunrise walk downtown (see previous post), I took the subway back to the hotel. The station had sculptures of little policemen all around the platform. It is hard to brighten up a subway stations, but these little guys sure did.

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Sunrise Tower

Sunrise Tower

Frank Gehry is one of the most famous living American architects. I watched this tower on Spruce St in New York go up across several visits to the city. My eye is always drawn to skyscrapers, and as it was clear that this building would have such a unique form, I always looked for it. The wavy front almost makes it looks like it is waving like a flag and not strong and stationary.
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Papaya Dog

Papya Dog

Sometimes the best part of a visit isn’t the famous sights, but rather just soaking in the entire vibe of a city with people you care about. In September last year, I was in NYC with my parents and we were able to spend a full day wandering about the city. We saw and did a lot, but the walk uptown sticks in my head. The mood was good, we laughed a lot, and I turned and shot this picture.

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A Day in New York (4/4) – Times Square Tourists

Times Square Tourists

Changing perspective is often key to a good photograph. Tourists take pictures every day in New York and at millions of other attractions around the world. As I stood in Times Square, I saw a number of photos being taken and thought that showing the group and the photographer would also be very New York. And with Woody taking the picture it was. I like how the people in the background are captured as well, one woman stopping to see what is going on, a man passing by uninterested. Even everyday events can be interesting.

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