Monday, February 13, 2012
Following on the heels of my last post, here are some more shots of Manhattan. I took all of these, and hopefully they're enjoyed.
Flags loom everywhere
The "world's most famous arena", now remodeled
Times Square is a place people either love or hate. I think it's pretty awesome
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. I wonder what the story is here. Did Forrest Gump get the name from this place, or was it the other way around?
Times Square bustles with activity even at 5 AM.
Spotlights shine down (ominously?) from the city's second-tallest building, the Bank of America Tower.
The iconic Chrysler Building at night. I wish I had more shots of it
Bryant Park has a rad contrast of park grounds surrounded by towers. ...I could swear I remember this place from Ghostbusters
The iconic Empire State Building is silhouetted by the dawn-light
If you find yourself in Manhattan and needing pizza, look no further than Two Bros
The tall, thin structure of One Madison Park is one of the weirdest towers I've ever seen
A church on the Lower East Side
The Woolworth Building, seen in the center distance here, was the tallest building in the world for several decades last century
Jersey City is visible from Lower Manhattan. As this shot was taken in the morning, no one in Jersey City was awake yet
Near the old WTC grounds one can find the Financial District
The final battle of
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
took place on the roof of this building
Sunlight beams down outside of Wall Street
At times, the place is almost cavernous
This fountain is located near the waterfront, and has a somewhat mystical quality about it
A view of Brooklyn from Manhattan
The pier, which is mostly a tourist trap... yet still cool to walk around
The nefarious Shark Boat
Lower Manhattan from near Staten Island
Midtown from the west
It's hard to get a clear picture of just how big the place is. Here's the whole island from the south. Midtown is visible on the left. It stretches on and on for almost as far as you can see
Statue of Liberty, doesn't get much more iconic than this
Thinking about renting a billboard in Times Square? Diddy already did it
Anyone who watches late-night programming on NBC (or really, any programming on NBC) probably recognizes this
A great doorframe
The statue of Prometheus that overlooks the world-famous skating rink at Rockefeller Plaza
30 Rockefeller Center, home to many TV shows including the nefarious 30 Rock. The best thing about this building, however, is the observation deck at the top
Saint Patrick's Cathedral, from the outside. This place is difficult to miss
Facing towards the altar
Saint Patrick's is awe-inspiring
The legendary statue of Atlas. He held the weight of the world on his shoulders, and it made him stronger
Grand Central Station, the train hub
The interior of the Chrysler Building. Unfortunately, going past the entrance isn't allowed any more, so this is all passerby can see of the art deco construction
Trump Tower... well, one of them. Honestly, Chicago has the best Trump Tower, but they're all inventive buildings
Horse-drawn carriages take people to where taxis can't go
Central Park is gigantic, and it's like stepping into another world entirely
The incomplete World Trade Center 1, seen here at about 50%
WTC 1 at night
Massive screens projected imagery as the firefighter's parade moved through
I didn't see The Best Musical of the Century, but I took in the memorial congregation at Times Square.
It was pretty awesome.
Hope you enjoyed this look at The 212.
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