Sunday, December 02, 2007

ONCE NEW YORK, ALWAYS NEW YORK

BLUE SKY - MARCH 1997

After Paris and Bangkok (through London), I flew again via Heathrow to New York to spend some time before heading to Florida. The sky was blue and the weather, though cold, was perfect for a walk. So this is the result of one of such walks...


"THE WOOLWORTH BUILDING was the world’s tallest building between 1913 and 1930. According to Wikipedia, it is still one of the fifty tallest buildings in the United States as well as one of the twenty tallest buildings in New York City. But it must be coming down the ranking..."


"NEW YORK CITY HALL, built between 1803 through 1812, is the seat of the government of the City, housing the office of the Mayor and the chambers of the City Council. Apparently, it's the oldest City Hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions"





"THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE started to be constructed in 1869 and took 14 years to complete. The bridge, 1.5km long, spans the East river from Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan and has an elevated pedestrian path which gives you the chance to have a great view of either downtown Manhattan's magnificent skyline or of Brooklyn's residences and offices"





"BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Brooklyn, founded by the Dutch in the 17th century after their native town of Breukelen, remained an independent city until 1898, when its residents voted by a slight majority to join with Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens and Richmond (later Staten Island) to form the modern City of New York. Brooklyn Heights, considered to be the first suburb in America, has some beautiful mansions. In one such mansion George Washington made his decision to retreat from Brooklyn and on August 29th, 1776, Washington's army crossed the East River, leaving Brooklyn to the British. The British Empire ended its occupation of New York on November 25, 1783, celebrated as the Evacuation Day for more than a century"




"THE PROMENADE at Brooklyn Heights, built atop the double deck Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, may take your breath away, as it displays spectacular views of the East River bridges and the skyscrapers of Manhattan. For some residents, including Wall Street workers, it's a Manhattan neighbourhood, located on the better side of the river..."


"THE US POST OFFICE is a beautiful building at Cadman Plaza East, Downtown Brooklyn"


"PIER 17 at South Street Seaport is a place I always liked; in particular, the view from the top terrace"


"PEKING, a 1911 four-mast barque, is one of the largest privately owned fleet of historic ships in the US, owned by the South Street Seaport Museum"

28 comments:

Cuckoo said...

Oh your photos of NY are better than mine and reflect major points which everybody wants to remember.

Noushy Syah said...

Wow...the post office building fascinated me..guess why? It just triggered my mind in comparison with the British post office here..you know the red sign and the letter box in UK...ERRRrrr...

Like Peter, your photo-shots are also brilliant...

citygirl15 said...

Nice photo of the Woolworth Building. My significant other used to work in the tower and the views from the top are spectacular.

And I love your bridge photos....they are great!

Ming the Merciless said...

Wow, it looked like you have been to more places in NYC than I have. :-)

The townhouses in the Brooklyn Heights are some of my favorites too. When I used to work around there, I would go to the promenade with a cup of coffee and watch the world go by.

Lori said...

Wow! These are fantastic New York shots and I've learned some facts about my own city too!! I'm going to be in Brooklyn this week, so you have inspired me to take along my camera to try and get some good photos! That is, if it's not too cold.

Trotter said...

Cuckoo,
Thanks. NYC is one of my favourite cities, so I try my best...

Noushy Syah,
Thanks. I imagine your sympathy with the UK post offices…

Citygirl15,
Lucky guy to work in the Tower!

Ming,
I’ve been many times in New York, always taking some time as a “tourist”; so, no wonder I may have been to places residents will not pay that much attention to…

Lori,
Look forward to seeing those Brooklyn pictures! Hope the weather is not too freezy…

Noushy Syah said...

hahhahha..sort off!!!

Poor 'royal mail'...

Drama Div@ said...

i've never been to NY.. :( poor me..

Trotter said...

Noushy syah,
Drama div@,
Come on: "poor royal mail", "poor me"... looks like the Poor Poets Society... ;)))

lv2scpbk said...

You have some wonderful angles on those bridge pictures. The one photo of the street, reminds me of the kids show, "Seseme Street". Have you ever seen it? My computer is up and running again.

Trotter said...

Lv2,
Thanks!
I've seen Sesame some years ago, when my daughter was younger!

Noushy Syah said...

Have a pleasant trip and safe journey ..don't forget to post your nice captured 'souvenir' in the blog ok!

Take care yea.

BTW-->I got Portuguese roots from my mum's side<--her dad(my grandfather, mix parentage.

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

How nice woolworth building...Lot enjoyed your trip I think so

Trotter said...

Noushy Syah,
Thanks. Got back safe! I'll post some pictures. Still a bit delayed, but improving: only 22 months now!
Great your grandfather to engage in mix marriage!

Raghu,
Thanks!

Noushy Syah said...

Trotter...glad that you're back safely.Update!! hehhehe...

Noushy Syah said...

Wishing you a happy x-mas and new year.

Trotter said...

Noushy noah,
Thanks. Merry X-mas to you also!
I've been updating Blogtrotter so this blog is a bit late...

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

PEKING is wonderful and it is such a old too.....Merry Christmas

Trotter said...

Raghu,
Thanks. Thanks. Merry X-mas to you also!
I've been updating Blogtrotter so this blog is a bit late...

Olivier said...

NYC, rien que NYC, merci pour cette ballade, je vais rêver que je prends l'avion et que je vais prendre un capuccino au Bryant Park ;o)

Trotter said...

Olivier,
Je ne prends pas le capucino, mais je ferais le tour du Bryant... ;)

JO said...

WOW! You sure made me miss it... great photos.

JO said...

PS...it was nice to see the sky line with the WTC towing above...

Trotter said...

Jo,
Thanks! I truly miss it! Always ready to get back to NYC... ;)

Ted Roth said...

My city! And with the WTC still there!

Trotter said...

Ted,
You can't imagine how I miss it...

Ron said...

NYC is one place I can never get tired of. There is always something new to discover there. Great to see the pics of the Twin Towers. Thanks for posting.

Trotter said...

Ron,
You're right; and I miss it so much... :-(