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.
Random shots taken in Chinatown in September, 2014.
Sometimes the photographer ends up in the shot…
In a neighbourhood full of pedestrians and street life, deliveries must go on, and sometimes traffic has to be held up to do it.
In September 2014 we walked from Pier 11, under the Brooklyn Bridge, through Chinatown, Little Italy, Nolita, NYU, and Washington Square Park before succumbing to exhaustion and finding the nearest subway station to take us to the Port Authority Bus Terminal and back to Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania.
I loved the outside fire escapes and the bright colours, the Chinese characters and the street life, of which, more to come in future posts.
Photos taken with Sony R100III, the second day I owned it.
Not all the urban photos from the top of the bus looked better in black and white! There are about nine shades of orange in the bricks in this picture and four shades of blue to the concrete of the taller buildings around them.
Henry Street, on the lower east side, is part of one of the many Chinese neighbourhoods in Manhattan. There is no longer just one Chinatown.
Photos taken, as the two previous Manhattan Monday posts, from the top of a double decker bus.
The central and mid-level escalators were constructed 20 years ago to allow people to commute up and down Hong Kong’s steep hills. There will be more pictures taken from on and around the escalator route in my next three Hong Kong posts.
We decided that riding the escalators would be a good way to see some of the city, but only rode them up. Finding our way down was a little more problematic and less photogenic:
Shortly after this underpass we found the Hong Kong Zoo and Botanic Garden, but between the low light and my urban fatigue, I didn’t take any photos!
In a sea of modern high rises, it is the smaller, more architecturally interesting buildings that stand out.
Next posts: Street photography and art in mid-level Hong Kong.
After the harbour light show we walked back to the Metro (called, in English, MTR.)
We had to walk up a major shopping street to get to the Metro…
In tropical and sub-tropical countries, orchids abound. But to a northerner, seeing them in flower boxes or growing wild, it seems very exotic.
This photo was taken before the light show as we walked back down from Victoria Peak (previous post) to get the Star Ferry (previous post) back to Kowloon.