The light was just right to give the buildings a metallic and three dimensional look. This end is where the Dutch first built their little settlement. I just read a book about what it was like when the first explorer ship arrived here.
This photo takes you right to the tropics. I’ve included an audio guide below. Ah, my feet in the sand. The warm breezes wafting from across the fresh waters of the East River. A tropical paradise.
Audio Commentary for the Photo:
Can you tell it’s a reflection of a building in the rain? I was there so I knew, but many people I showed it to couldn’t tell what it was. This is about a block south of the library on 5th Avenue, looking down at the sidewalk in the rain. The building is across the street and appears upside down in the picture.
In use as a military prison until as recently as 1965, Castle William’s 40 foot high walls held men from World War II and the Civil War. The round castle sits on an island just off the southern tip of Manhattan.
The birds on the dock at New York Helicopter take off every few minutes. What a great way to see the island. The Dock is located at the Battery next to the ferry terminal for Governor’s Island.
Liberty looks amazing from any angle. Here she is from a nearby field under construction, just after the sun went down.
The 9/11 Memorial Lights will return for 2013. The lights are located at West and Morris Streets in lower Manhattan.
The more I photograph street art the more I am recognizing the artist names. All shot around Soho, NYC. The last image at the end was shot in Paris.
Eating outside in the city on the street is a rite of summer. People who don’t take the time to walk the neighborhoods miss all of this. New places take the place of last year’s eateries, new ideas, new ventures. Old favorites come back for another year. Walk with no expectations, only an open heart, and explore.
The roof of the Metropolitan Museum in Manhattan is a great vantage point to shoot from. This view is looking down 5th Avenue at the Park.