Rush Hour

Rush Hour

Grand Central Station, New York

Probably not actually rush hour but still a crowded Grand Central Station. Capturing the movement of the people moving through the station I think is a good example of the daily post topic Blur.

If you would like to see more from my trip to New York try the following posts:

9/11 Memorial

Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty

The Statue of Liberty has been in the news recently after a bomb threat causing an evacuation of Liberty Island. Since 9/11 the statue has had a rough ride. it was closed after September 11th 2001 due to security concerns, the statue underwent modifications that would make evacuations easier if it was needed. Since then Liberty Island has gone through various stages of being closed to the public. When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City it caused millions in damages and was closed once again. Due to the aftermath of the hurricane I wasn’t able to visit in 2013. Now, the island is open but after continuous dangers who knows for how much longer.

Have you ever visited the Statue of Liberty? Or, like me has your trip been affected by closures?

Read more: National Geographic Statue of Liberty.

Lady Liberty

Statue of Liberty, New York City

 

Photography 101

For the last month I have been sharing my photographs as part of the Photography 101 course and their daily tasks and topics. For some of my posts I have tried to contain more detail than just photographs but as part of a recap that shares some of my favourite, and those of my readers, I wanted to include a gallery of the ten best photographs.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

New York City is full of landmarks that people throughout the world recognise, it is impossible to choose one of more importance. The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station and many more. New York City is truly the capital city of landmarks.

Brooklyn Bridge was opened, after 14 years of construction, to the public on May 24 1883, at that time it connected the two cities as Brooklyn didn’t become part of New York City until 1898. Since then it has become a cultural icon and a National Historic Landmark, photographs are seen of the bridges unique towers all over the world.

While taking a boat tour of the New York harbour a local man started talking to me, he had a large knowledge about New York and was willing to share it with whoever would listen without any encouragement. He explained that during the construction of the bridge in the 1800s many people were killed and because of that the bridge is always flying an American Flag.

These flags were recently in the news when one morning they had gone missing and were replaced with bleached white flags. This turned out to be done by two German artists to celebrate the anniversary of the death of John Roebling, the German born engineer who built the bridge.

Read more about the stunt in this interesting article from the New Yorker.

What do you think is the best landmark in New York City?

One World Trade Center

One World Trade One World Trade Center opened for business this week, becoming both a landmark in the development of this area and also by becoming a huge landmark. The building is now the tallest building in the States and forth in the world. It stands at 1,776ft, a memorable number in American history. When this Photograph was taken the upper stories were still under construction but have been shrouded in low clouds.