Atop the Empire State Building

Bryant Park, looking north from the Empire State Building NYC June 2013

Bryant Park, looking north from the Empire State Building NYC June 2013

The WordPress Photo Challenge for the week is “atop.” To see more ‘takes’ on the theme, click on the link.

These pictures were taken from the observation deck of the Empire State Building in mid-June, 2013.

Looking northwest at the fantastic detail in some of the older Manhattan buildings.

Looking northwest at the fantastic detail in some of the older Manhattan buildings.

Looking down and west from the Empire State Building NYC June 2013

Looking down and west from the Empire State Building NYC June 2013

Looking further west from the Empire State Building NYC June 2013

Looking further west from the Empire State Building NYC June 2013

The Flatiron Building, looking southwest from the Empire State Building NYC June 2013

The Flatiron Building, looking southwest from the Empire State Building NYC June 2013

Some other photos from the top of the Empire State Building were used to show the bridges of Manhattan here.

 

 

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Manhattan Monday 46 – St Patrick’s Cathedral

Looking south,through the crossing.

Looking south,through the crossing.

St Patrick’s Cathedral, on Fifth Avenue at East 51st Street, was undergoing extensive interior work when we dropped in after a full day of walking in June 2015. It’s hard to get a photo these days without getting another photographer in the picture!

Looking towards the Fifth Avenue entrance (west)

Looking towards the Fifth Avenue entrance (west)

The north aisle.

The north aisle.

Windows in the north aisle and crossing.

Windows in the north aisle and crossing.

Manhattan Monday 45 – Library Forecourt

Main entrance, NYC main library.

Main entrance, NYC main library.

 

New York Public Library outdoor reading area.

New York Public Library outdoor reading area.

New York Public Library sitting area.

New York Public Library sitting area.

More about the Stephen A Swartzman building can be found here.

Earlier blog posts about the library can be found here and in the posts just before and after.

Manhattan Monday 44 – Grand Central Station Photographers

NYC selfies and photographers

NYC selfies and photographers

 

On this day in September 2014, I think there were as many people in Grand Central Station taking pictures of themselves and of the building as there were travellers and commuters!

 

NYC selfies and photographers

NYC selfies and photographers

NYC selfies and photographers

NYC selfies and photographers

NYC selfies and photographers

NYC selfies and photographers

Manhattan Tuesday 42.5 – Taxi!

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

Tomorrow we are traveling by plane to Calgary, Alberta. We arrive at 3:00 am our time the next day – though it will only be midnight in Calgary.

I hope there are as many taxis outside the airport as we saw in New York City. We will definitely be looking for one to whisk us to our hotel.

The next day we will be picking up a rental car and touring through the Rockies and the Okanagan Valley and on to Vancouver.

I have prescheduled a number of posts from trips to Manhattan and Cuba while we are away. But I will be taking lots of photos.

Bon voyage.

Havana Balcony iPhone Photos

The Rooms Across the Street

The Rooms Across the Street – Shot with Hueless on iPhone 6

I took very few pictures with my iPhone when in Cuba because I had two other cameras with me and was indeed there for a Havana Photo Workshop.  One morning I used the iPhone from the balcony to take some early morning shots.

From the Balcony

Shot in Huemore on iPhone 6. It look several attempts before getting someone exactly between the columns.

Taxi Line on Calle Neptuno

Taxi Line on Calle Neptune – Shot in Huemore on iPhone 6 and the ‘Transfer’ filter added in Photos editor.

Rather than stop at a Taxi stand, like the bicycle rickshaws are doing in last week’s iPhriday post, the taxis cruise in a set loop until hailed, when they pull over and pick up a fare, or drop one off.

Published for iPhriday.