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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Brooklyn Monday 1

To finish off my Monday posts on New York City I have a few photos of Brooklyn which I’ll spread over three weeks.  It just doesn’t have the same ring as Manhattan Monday, of which there were 49.

The East River Ferry – previous post here –  from the fall of 2014, also stopped a couple of times on the Brooklyn side of the East River.

Brooklyn's industrial waterfront from the East River Ferry.

Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront from the East River Ferry.

Brooklyn's industrial waterfront from the East River Ferry.

Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront from the East River Ferry.

We made a Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour of Brooklyn in June of 2015 and stayed on the bus the whole time – except to hop off for water and a comfort break.  These two photos were taken from the top of the bus when it stopped to give us a view of Manhattan from just off the Manhattan bridge.

Brooklyn waterfront park and recreation area and a view of Manhattan

Brooklyn waterfront park and recreation area and a view of Manhattan

Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn waterfront.

Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn waterfront.

 

 

Manhattan Monday 49

New York City - How to sparkle up a chain link fence.

New York City – How to sparkle up a chain link fence.

These photos were taken in and around New York University and Washington Square Park.

Notice the similarity in the men’s body language!

New York City - a fountain in Washington Square park.

New York City – a fountain in Washington Square park.

This is Fiorello LaGuardia, who stood only five foot two inches tall. He was New York City’s mayor from 1934-1945.

Fiorello LaGuardia

Fiorello LaGuardia

With these photos I have run out of posts on Manhattan – for now. I do have a few of Brooklyn to post on subsequent Mondays.

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

Even churches need protection. On East 38th Street just off Park Avenue.

Even churches need protection. On East 38th Street just off Park Avenue.

After a visit to the The Morgan Library and Museum (Park Avenue) on a walk back to Pod 39, where we slept, we ducked into this downtown church: the Roman Catholic Parish of Our Saviour, corner of Park Avenue and East 38th Street.

Rush hour outside, quiet inside.

Rush hour outside, quiet inside.

Side door

Side door.

Church detail.

Church detail.

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