Winter Holiday in New York City

A few shots from last week in New York. This was my first trip there and I really liked the city! The architecture and atmosphere is quite different compared to Stockholm, but culture feels very similar so it was a great combination of something familiar and exotic at the same time.

We arrived on Christmas Day and strolled around town without any clear idea of where we were going and ended up passing through Times Square and had a look at the Christmas decorations at the Rockefeller Center. The crowds both at Times Square and Rockefeller Center were pretty horrible (about the worst I have experienced outside music festivals) and I thought it was going to be a tough week, but it seemed it was a bit of a special occasion and the rest of the week was not as hectic at all (except maybe the visit to Centuary 21 Department Store).

Christmas decorations at Rockefeller Center

Christmas decorations at Rockefeller Center

Most of my shots are of course cliches that have been photographed a million times before, but I still had a good time thinking about what to capture to best illustrate how I felt walking around the streets. It ended up beeing lots of photographs of taxi cabs and tall buildings, but that was what stuck in my head and I didn’t feel the need search for stuff that hasn’t been shot before (as if that would be possible anyway). Something else that struck me was the diversity; a big mix of old and new buildings, parks and industrial areas and people of all kinds of different ethnecities. This is how I want a city to feel!

Ellen having a coffee to go

Ellen having a coffee to go

Empire State Building lit up

Empire State Building lit up

Between subway trains

Between subway trains

Subway art

Subway art

Long, straight streets

Long, straight streets

Posing on the Staten Island ferry

Posing on the Staten Island ferry

Well known landmark

Well known landmark

New, tall buidlings

New, tall buidlings

Manhattan skyline

Manhattan skyline

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  1. Pingback: Photo Equipment for my New York Trip « Hobby Photography and Other Trivialities

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