Friday, March 23, 2012

New York City Street Scene


I thought it would be fun to participate in Challenge Walk in the Street at http://walkinnewyork.blogspot.com/, a really cool site where bloggers post street scenes from all over the world and from my (of course) favorite city, New York. I took several shots this week of New York City street scenes, and I decided to contribute this one because it shows a really vibrant area, full of activities and color. It's the Flatiron District at the corner of 5th and Broadway where people gather and sit leisurely right by the street. I'll share with you what I like about this street scene, which is so typical of New York City. The first thing is the magnificent Flatiron building in the background. I find it amazing how they constructed it in this interesting triangular shape with a beautiful ornamental facade. To the right, check out the whimsical building with the golden roof. I love the red New York City sightseeing bus on the street, taking people for tours around the city. Coincidentally, there is a lady crossing the street with a matching red sweater! I like the fact that the lady with the laptop in the front has a reflection of a tree on her screen. By the pink magnolia tree on the left, a couple is studying a map, while someone else takes a photograph, probably tourists. And let's not forget the little pigeon making a cameo appearance on the ground as well. Ah, New York City, I do love thee.

27 comments:

  1. J'adore cet endroit, et j'aime que la ville de NYC est ouvert des places et des rues pietonnes. belle photo d'un NYC different


    Merci d'avoir participer au challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

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    1. Thank you! Yes, NYC has changed a bit with many open areas for socializing and enjoying the surroundings. :)

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  2. Very nice street scene.

    Regards and best wishes

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  3. Nice! Looks like everyone is enjoying the weather...can't wait for it to get warmer in my part of the world! :)

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    1. Thank you, Melody. Yes, spring has sprung in NYC, and winter was pretty mild. :) Enjoying the warmer weather. Thanks for visiting all the way from Hong Kong!

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  4. That picture really makes me want to visit New York - it's been a lifelong dream. Do you live in New York City or did you visit there for this pic?

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    1. I work in New York City and live about an hour away from the city. I took this picture a few days ago on my lunch break. You should visit NY State and the city. It's beautiful here and I feel very blessed to live here :)

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    2. Quite a commute you have! That's probably standard there though unless you work in the city right? Do you live in a suburb of NYC or a more rural area? I most definitely want to visit NY someday. I want to visit the city and I also want to visit upstate (Lake Placid area).

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    3. I commute by train and enjoy it. It's my free time to read, write, and post. :) I live in a suburb of NYC but not too far from countryside. This is why I post both nature and city pictures. I love both :)

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  5. Great photo with so much going on....I like NYC, I visited last year, my cousin works there so we had fun eploring!

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    1. Thank you, Sharla. Glad you enjoyed your visit. I've never been to England and would like to see more of Europe. It's nice for now I can at least enjoy looking at photos from other countries on blogs I like ;)

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  6. Wonderful capture of one scene of the vibrant city! Your narratives made the photo more interesting. On finishing reading, I felt like that all the people, buses, and the pigeon started moving.

    Thanks for your visit and a nice comment.

    Greetings from Japan
    Yoko

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    1. Thank you so much, Yoko, for visiting from beautiful Japan! Glad to hear my narrative made the picture come to life for you. Your comment made me smile :)

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  7. Also to me your narratives gave a nice touch into the photo :) First looked the photo and saw the lovely pink magnolia tree, then I started reading and the photo actually came alive !

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    1. Thanks! The narrative was like an exercise in observation :) it's amazing how much you notice when you really look closely ... :)

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  8. And I can't stop loving your photos !! :) I cannot afford traveling, but at least now when I've gotten myself into the blogging-world I'm enormously enjoying of seeing photos aroud the world posted by people living around the world and sharing something about the places they're living in and what is it like.

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    1. Thanks again. Hope you're enjoying spring in Finland :) it must be lovely there this time of the year :)

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  9. Lovely shot! I love New York and every time I have visited I have seen something new and impressive...

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment and for following :)

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    2. Oh, and I like your photos, too. Thanks for visiting all the way from Australia! :)

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    1. Ah yes, the other side of my photo shows the Empire State Building! Thanks for sharing, we now have a complete view of the Flatiron District. Very lovely place to hang out at lunch time :)

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  11. As an ex- New Yorker, your photos make me really miss The City. At the moment you captured, it looks so serene and beautiful! Love your photos!

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    1. Thank you so much, Dyanna. Glad you're enjoying the photos :) I try to capture serenity in the city among the vibrant pace of life. It's nice of you to notice the serene part and share your comment :)

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  12. NYC is to me, the greatest city in the world, and truly a photographer's dream! Love this image.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa, we're truly blessed to live in NY state :)

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