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Showing posts with label New York. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New York. Show all posts

Saturday, June 27, 2015

NYC Quick-20 In Black & White

We recently spent a few days in New York City.   These 20 shots- stripped to black & white- provide just a small snapshot of some of the high-points as well as the low-points of what we saw in the City. 
(If you click on one of the pics, they should open in an easier to navigate viewer.) 


Thanks for looking, Let me know what you think.....

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Short Post of Miscellaneous Pics

I just wanted to put up a couple shots I took over the last several weeks while experimenting with the new camera.  I recently got a UV filter and a polarizer so I'm looking forward to trying them out.  Anyway, no captions below, just a few pics from around the house...



Saturday, March 24, 2012

NY Photos 3 of 3-- World Trade Center and Related Memorials

No trip to new York City seems complete without taking in the enormous effect the events of 9-11 had on the city.  We quickly noticed the new tower is visible from almost everywhere in the city-- and it still has 35 stories to go!  Not only is the tower visible from all over as a constant reminder of the rebuilding, but there are other reminders everywhere, including: a window display memorializing first responders in the Port Authority on 41st.; a small park in Brooklyn;  a memorial created by school children on a fence on 5th Avenue near Soho, the massive memorial at the site of the towers and even a sculpture rescued from the rubble and temporarily re-located to Battery Park.  

As I went through my pictures, more and more I kept seeing photos related to the towers and the various memorials.  I felt these pictures should be on their own page away from the rest of the photos.  

World Trade Center Tower #1 from 5th Avenue headed South. 

These tiles were created by school children shortly after 9-11 to be incorporated into the memorial.  Those kids are all in their late teens or early 20's now. 

 The sun reflecting off of Tower #1 at about 9:30 in the morning.

While were we there, a plane flew by the tower.  It was kinda strange seeing this and I can only imagine how  seeing planes fly by the tower is for people who experienced seeing one hit it.
The angles of Tower #1 send the suns light all over.

 This is Tower #1 reflected in the almost completed Tower #4.  Work on Towers 2 and 3 recently began. 

This building on the South side still has damage from the attack.

Tower #1.

Tower #1 reflected in the North Tower footprint / memorial.

 Tower #1 in respect to the footprint of the North Tower.

 Fireman from Salinas.

The new Tower #1 is being built just to the Northwest of the North Pool.  Tower #4 is located to the Southeast of the South Pool.  Numbers 2 and 3 are being constructed to the East of both pools. 
This bronze mural is outside Ten House, a firehouse across the street from the WTC.  The firefighters at Ten House were the first to respond and five of the 11 firefighters on duty were killed.

 Plaque outside Ten House.

Men who died hung their coats here.  This is a very surreal place as it is still a working fire station. 

Work progressing.

This truck is a rolling memorial to the seven firefighters from the station lost on 9-11.

These items were in a display case in the port Authority meaning the first think many people see when arriving by bus is a memorial to first responders.

Tower #1 silhouetted bu the sun in the morning fog.

 Looking North across Battery Park.  The WWII Memorial is to the bottom right. 

This memorial off the Financial District is to law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty, including those lost on 9-11.

 Tower #1 from Battery park.

The new Manhattan skyline.

'The Sphere' in Battery Park.  This artwork used to stand between the two WTC Towers and was recovered after 9-11.  It was placed here temporarily, damage and all.