Category ArchiveNew York, January 2017

Lovely Locks on Brooklyn Bridge

It has to be done.  No, really it does.  A stroll across Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn (or the other way round – it’s a free country).
Along the bridge, despite official signs requesting it not be done, lovestruck couples have left padlocks in some bizarre effort to illustrate their love.  I don’t get it, personally, but then I’m a grumpy old fart.

Lovely Locks on Brooklyn Bridge

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Liberty

Spent part of my birthday inside a lady. It’s not as rude as it sounds, for I am sure the local law enforcement would have had something to say about it.
No, I went up… hang on, this is still bad… Wait, I have it.

I spent part of my birthday climbing to the top of the Statue of Liberty, right up to the crown. (Phew)
Naturally, I took photos of Liberty from many angles on the outside, but it was also fascinating to see the constuction of the statue from the inside too.
This gallery offers a bit of both viewpoints.

Liberty

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Skylines

Popped over to New York at the end of January, to celebrate my 40th birthday.  Bad weather and (self-inflicted) illness hampered some of the trip but I managed to get out and about enough to see some of the sights and grab some nice photos.
Because the city is so tall and closed in, I relied quite a bit on the Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens and have now decided that this hateful object must be removed from my kit bag.  I genuinely cannot stand this lens – every photo taken while using it is awful and required a fair bit of editing afterwards.

Aaanyhoo, this is the first of a few wee galleries from this trip…

Skylines

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