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New York...The City



New York has so much to offer.  Central Park is just one of the many lovely places to spend time and to get some great photo's.  I also like nothing better though than to get out in the neighborhoods and do some street photography and meet the people who live in a fast paced, lively city.  Colorful character's and fast cars. Noise from trucks and horns tease the senses. Music also fills the streets.  Eye candy everywhere you look. People just out living their lives.  It's a much faster pace than what I'm use to.  My time in the City is limited because I love the quiet country side.  New York though, calls me back every few years and when you are in the mist of the are just full of energy.  It's really quite exciting and unique.  So come along and enjoy my guided tour of the upper West Side of New York City...

The doorway above just captured me with the arched roses.  Oh my, if I didn't know I was in New York, I might have thought I was in England.  Lovely gardens, even in small city space's.


 A beautiful city block as we walked to Central Park.  

Tall buildings and rising smoke.  Perhaps a factory complex of some kind.

Music in the park, as we enter from the street.

The sound of this truck all day long...I was always amazed by how they navigated the traffic.  City Life..

I loved this lady, sitting in a very small park, all by herself, enjoying an ice cream cone. There is space for everyone.  There is walking and resting.  There are benches and parks.  Right in the middle of the city.  Each neighborhood provides for it's own people and for all who come to visit.  New York is very much a city of welcome..for all to enjoy.

 Children playing in a park carved out for them in the middle of the neighborhood.

Fancy restaurants and road side wagons...take your pick.

French flair everywhere...My favorites, right in the coffee area of our hotel..Yum

It's a long way down if you live on the top floor..

The energy of the city is obvious on all levels...but so exciting to be part of for a short while. I love just standing on the corner of the street and take a snap of whatever catches my eye and heart.

I hope you enjoyed my little tour of the City of New York.  This is just a sneak preview with so much more to take in..This shot just proves my theory that weather should never be a factor for not enjoying yourself, no matter where you go.  It certainly doesn't bother the people of New York.   It's a hella of a town.


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Reader Comments (12)

Just LOVE your tour of the Big Apple!
Especially the first photograph of #113.
I'm reminiscing about the times we'd take a train into the city from New Haven.
Attended a few stationery shows!
Always exciting, but more so to return home to our countryside living!
Truly a city that never sleeps!
I admire you for your enthusiasm and adventuresome spirit!
Not sure when we'll go back, but there is a "pen" store calling to me!
Thanks for sharing these special photographs.
One of my favorite places was at the "button" shop in the garment district,
with floor to ceiling treasures!

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

You feel about New York, the way I feel about Chicago. I love my quieter life, but a few days in the city are a fascinating adventure. I loved seeing New York through your eyes.

August 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I think that is true of a lot of big cities it is nice to visit, but the quieter life is more appealing to me? I always enjoyed going to San Francisco when we lived in the Bay Area. Not as large as NYC but so many interesting things to photograph. Love that door with the arch of roses, just gorgeous always makes me wonder who lives there when I see things like this.

August 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Hurst

Great photos of a great city!!

August 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpam

It is such a fun and exciting city to visit!

August 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

Cheryl, Part of feeling at home and appreciating home comes from adventures like this one. I've traveled to NYC only 2 times and the flurry of activity is wild and vibrant - yet there are still pockets of quiet and calmness, too. Your images really give a personal view of the city, and I love to see what caught your eye. I can see through your pictures your sense of wonder and your respect for every one and every place. The lone woman with the ice cream cone , the children playing ball, the lady riding her bike - we are all truly connected - and your pictures reinforce our sameness. I'm enjoying this trip with you!

August 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

The rose covered arch #113 is spectacular! Definitely a print in the making, but I love how you found a sense of quiet space among the small gardens of quiet residents. We have a section in our downtown that is quaint, and small, tight garden spots, but so appealing to photograph. Street photography says a lot about the city, and the photographer. As Donna says, it's interesting to see what curiosity captured your attention, to make you take the photograph. I have really loved traveling with you through your time there, and I love that you capped it off with that huge pyramid of macaroons! Now, a cup of tea and conversation with a friend to enjoy it all!

August 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

What a wonderful tour, Cheryl! So much to look at and enjoy everywhere you turn. You have really captured that big city feel so well, I'm looking forward to visiting there myself sometime this fall. I may hit you up for some suggestions!

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

New York captures my imagination ... it's on my bucket list of places to see. Thank you for the wonderful tour - I love the motion shot of the van!

August 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

Beautiful images of a beautiful city!

August 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEilíse W.

I'm sorry I am only now posting a comment to this wonderful post. As you know, I've been on a bit of a trip myself and now I'm on my way home! Well you well know how much I love New York and its energy and diversity. My camera rarely leaves my eye. And it's true what Donna says, isn't it, there are so many pockets of serenity that you can find if you know where to look and if you're open to them! I adore seeing New York through your eyes. I appreciate your unique vision and the way you present your images. We are often attracted to similar subject matter but our photos are different in interesting ways -- ways I can learn from! You did such a good job of getting the street movement shots! I was not happy with mine at all. I also loved your street vegetation images -- that rose vine is divine. And I'm pretty sure I saw the same singer in CP…could that be? Your people shots are enchanting. All in all a splendid NY collection!

August 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

Dear Elise.
Thank you so much for your visit and for your lovely comment...I wish I had a return address for you so I could probably thank you for coming over and leaving such a sweet comment...perhaps someday you will come back and then I can come and visit with you...

August 24, 2015 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

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