Posted on March 24, 2016

New York City Photo Diary: Streetscenes, Sights & Signs

Exactly one month ago I was in New York City.

Exactly one month ago I was walking across the Williamsburg Bridge (give or take the 5-hour time difference…)

Exactly one month ago I was feeling the ferocious cold of the wind-chill factor right up there on the bridge, #fresh.

New York City: A Photo DiaryBelow I’m sharing some of my favourite photographs snapped hurriedly on my (android) phone as I traversed the sidewalks of Manhattan, Long Island City, Roosevelt Island, and all the NYC districts in-between.

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New York City: A Photo DiaryNew York City: A Photo DiaryThe window displays were awesome. I felt ahead of the curve on the UK just by being in NYC. Not sure why?

New York City: A Photo DiaryNew York City: A Photo DiaryThe ‘real’ diner experience was…an experience. I’ve never been exposed to so many pancakes, crêpes and waffles in my life. And no-one likes a tea-drinker in a diner…

New York City: A Photo DiaryFire escapes on the sides of buildings felt so iconically ‘New York’. Every street sidewalk felt like a film set.

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I give thanks to Peggy Guggenheim as his sponsor, supporter, champion and patron, and saviour of his work during the war years. And for ‘storing all her paintings in her Uncle’s garage‘, aka the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

New York City: A Photo DiaryNew York City: A Photo DiaryNew York City: A Photo DiaryNew York Photo Diary New York Photo Diary New York City: A Photo DiaryNew York Photo DiaryThe Statue of Liberty was much smaller than I thought she would be, but serene, graceful and majestic.

This was particularly true as the sun set and we passed by aboard the Staten Island Ferry, heading back to Manhattan as the city turned on its lights for cocktail hour…

New York City: A Photo DiaryI took many more photos than this, including at least 1000 on my ‘proper’ camera. It was just a snippet, a tiny insight. You just can’t cover all that New York has to offer in one trip or one blog post.

Check out my New York City Art Journal post for more NY inspiration!

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2 Comments

  • Reply tracie @ beets+birch April 5, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Wow did you capture THE CITY! The beauty, the grit , the humor and a whole bunch in between! I got a pang of homesickness!

    • Reply Rebecca Johnstone April 5, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks Tracie – I was definitely snapping the more obscure sights and scenes. I’ve not even got into my camera pics yet. CANNOT WAIT TO GO BACK!! NYC never sleeps and I don’t want to either!

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