Looking Up In NYC
This was my first time in NYC, so I guess it's no surprise that I spent a lot of time looking up.
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The vertical scale of the city is so hard to capture.
Every time I looked up it presented a completely different view. This was captured on the South East corner of Central Park, where we were waiting to start a walking tour. The birds kept fleeing and returning to this lightpost. I wouldn't have even noticed the security cameras watching me if I hadn't looked up to see the birds.
This was photographed from the same location, only looking South. The hotel on the right is covered in a printed mesh scrim while it undergoes renovation.
NYC is as architecturally diverse as the people who live and travel there. Modern glass apartments coexist with old brick and stone buildings.
I prefer the older buildings and I hope the city makes it a priority to keep and restore them.
One option is to build new modern skyscrapers on top of the old, as was done for the Hearst Tower.
I wasn't wowed by the Trump Tower. I expected something more. The bronze glass panes just looked tacky to me. I like the reflections on the side of the building more than the building itself.
I spent a lot of time looking up even when I was inside. This is St. Patricks Cathedral, undergoing a major renovation. You can see scaffolding in the upper right of this image.
Rockefeller Center seemed much smaller than I had imagined. I did enjoy seeing all the flags. This is the flag of Luxembourg with the United States.
I took many classic shots of Lady Liberty from the front of the Island, but I especially like this view of her torch seen while looking up through the trees.