New York City From Above

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One of my favorite ways to see a city is from above.  The different perspective can totally change how you see the place. Take New York for example – the chaos that you  feel when you’re on the street falls away once you’re in the air.  That was one of the reasons why I’ve always wanted to take a helicopter tour.  It took nine years, but I finally got to check this item off of my bucket list. Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Helicopter

IMG_7248New York City, USA

This week I am going to take a break from all the nature posts and share this incredible picture of NYC. On Saturday I I got to do something EXTRA special that I’ve wanted to do FOREVER! I took an  open-door heli tour around the city with Wings Air, a heli tour company based in Westchester. It was an experience I’ll never forget.  Our skillful pilot navigated us to all the landmarks in the city.  We were so close to the buildings, it felt like I could reach out and touch them. This one particular shot was taken of the Freedom tower at sunset.  You can see the setting sun peaking between the elevator shafts creating an unforgettable shot.

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Photo of the Week: Sunday Afternoon

IMG_2096New York City, USA

It’s been raining here a lot lately, so when there is a sunny afternoon, I try to spend it outdoors. I’ve got to bask in that warm sun whenever I can, right?  My favorite hangout in our neighborhood is undoubtedly Riverside Park. Here you’ll find lots of people running, bike riding, or just relaxing on the park benches.  I usually grab a book, my headphones, and enjoy a few hours in the park.

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Photo of the Week: NYC

IMG_1750New York, USA

I love walking, that’s probably the biggest reason why I love living in New York.  If you have the time, you can walk from the top to the bottom of Manhattan and explore the different neighborhoods that are constantly changing.  This past weekend, we decided to take a walk across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge on a lovely sunny day.  From the bridge you can see the Manhattan skyline across the East River.  You can also see the Empire State Building as well as the Chrysler Building in this photo.  

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Photo of the Week: Japanese Garden

IMG_4432 New York City, USA

This weekend is Sakura Matsuri, the 35th annual cherry blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  It’s the peak time to see all the beautiful spring flowers in bloom. This picture was taken on a stroll of the Japanese garden, a little piece of calmness in the center of chaos.  It was a beautiful Saturday and thousands of people made the trip to Prospect Park not just to enjoy the flowers but to take in the colorful cosplay and and performances at the festival.  

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Photo of the Week: Abandoned

IMG_7481Red Hook, NY

On a photography excursion to Red Hook, I saw this old abandoned train.  I had to climb in and take a picture of the inside.  There was bright sunlight filtering through the windows creating a nice contrast against the grimy interior. Sometimes old broken things are full of character and beauty.

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New York: Street Arts

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Kelsey Montague – Equality Lifts

I’ve taken pictures of street art and graffiti from all over the world, but I’ve yet to really explore the beautiful urban art in my own backyard.  Every time I walk around the city and see something interesting, I find myself without my trusty camera. Since I was stuck in the city last weekend,  I made it a point to go walking from the Lower East Side  to Soho,  a few areas known for its street art. Continue reading

Photo of the Week: Spring

IMG_4560New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York

Spring is here and yet the weather is still cold and dreary.  So what’s a better way to remind ourselves of spring than with a picture of this stunning orchid in bloom.  Last weekend, I trekked up to the Bronx to go to the annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. As you enter the conservatory, you’re hit by the intoxicating smell, heat, and humidity that clings to your skin and fogs up your camera lens.  It transports you from the bitter cold of New York to a tropical paradise.

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Photo of the Week: Atlas

IMG_4159Manhattan, New York

This past weekend a snow storm came and blanketed the city in a layer of white powder.  I quickly changed into my cold weather gear, grabbed my camera, and headed out into the wintry city.  I walked the length of midtown Manhattan, hoping to get a few winter scenery photos.  As I trudged by Rockefeller center passing the oft-photographed art-deco statue of Atlas, I took this photo from the entrance of 30 Rock showing the vantage point from the back of the bronze sculpture looking across Fifth Avenue to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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Winter Storm

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This week Juno came to town.  There were predictions that it was gearing up to be one of the worst blizzards in New York City history, anticipating up to 3 feet of snow.  Understandably people went crazy – raided grocery and liquor stores, and got ready to hunker down in their apartment for a few days.  Monday came around and the city got blanketed by a layer of snow, but nothing record breaking.  In anticipation of the storm, everything from the subway to the public schools shut down. Kids and adults rejoiced, it was a snow day.  By mid-afternoon, the snow had stopped and the blizzard of the decade was a mere 6 inches of snow.  Continue reading