Last weekend I took a trip to New York City, a first for me and one heck of an experience. It was a four and a half hour road trip with some friends that took us from Syracuse, down to Pennsylvania and up through New Jersey and into New York. I didn’t get to take any photos on the way but I was steering out the window like a primary school student when we drove across one of the many bridges which links Manhattan to the many boroughs which surround it. To say the least, I was excited with anticipation.
The first day in was too exhausting to take any photos but I got some opportunity to take some during my second and third day there. The photos below are just a few that I took from the trip.
Brooklyn Bridge Entrance:
To the left we have the Brooklyn bridge. It is one of two major bridges in the south of the island of Manhattan which links the island to the borrow of Brooklyn. It is also the closest bridge to the Statue of Liberty. Now I did get a fairly good shot of the statue, But, I was roaming around with my 18-55 mm nikkor which by all standards is far better designed for street photography than telephoto shots. Here a couple pause for a moment to review the shots of the bridge which they took.
Sun Flare on the Bridge:
Here is another shot while crossing under one of the many main pillars which support the suspension cables of the bridge.
Sunset on Manhattan:
This is one shot which simply captured my fancy from the time I shot it. It was a sunset which was begging to develop on the horizon of Manhattan and the golden rays were dispersed through the sky creating this lovely glow. Just capturing that scene put me in the best of moods in spite of the windy weather atop the Empire State Building, and boy was it ever windy.
The world famous Rockefeller Centre on 50th Street. Surrounded by flags representing the different nations of the world is the ice rink and the statue for Rockefeller Centre which holds carvings of the different zodiac signs. I have no idea whether Rockefeller was a superstitious man but I found that rather interesting. It was also welcoming to see my home country’s flag – Dominica – being represent there.
The Charging Bull:
No trip to NYC can be complete without at least one shot of the famous/infamous charging bull of wall street. The symbol of American Capitalism and also the symbol of the trading centre which cause an economic global chain reaction. Thankfully the stock market was up when I visited.
Although I have more posts I think I will stop there. My intention was not really to show all of NY but some of the places I visited. There are some places that I visited which are still undocumented in photos and some which are not so picturesque. But these represent some of the major highlights of my weekend to the Big Apple – New York, New York.