USA Wanderings: Being Introduced to New York
I had my first full day in New York yesterday. We did a few things, but not a lot, today is the day that we will be doing a lot as I catch up with a few other WordPress Bloggers. It is going to be a great day, but first I should tell you about yesterday.
So far New York, or Manhattan, has been great. I haven’t been at all disappointed. It was as I imagined it and more. I loved the streets and the architecture is fantastic. I had to make sure I didn’t just look up all the time.
I got to go on the subway, which was really fun. I know a train is a train, but they are all different really. The stations were just like I’ve seen in movies and television shows. It was hot down there though, and I did have trouble with my ticket, You have to be so fast when you use them. So with the subway, that’s a tick and I’ve done that now.
I know not a great photo, but this is my first glimpse of the Empire State Building. It was fun to actually see it in the city. We do have plans for going up it, but not sure when. One of those iconic tourist things that you have to do.
Some street art we saw. It is nice to see what is around. Close to this place we had lunch. If you have seen my Instagram photos then you know what I got. I had a hot pastrami and corned beef sandwich from the 2nd Avenue Deli. OMG is was HUGE, but also delicious. I shared mine with a friend, so it wasn’t too bad. I’ve never seen anything like them. Great lunch.
I’ve seen the traffic police on television and such, but it was nice to see one in person, though this one was not happy. Something happened and she was pretty annoyed with it. I guess the fact that it was hot and humid, well I thought it was, so that and drivers doing silly things would tick off anyone.
We wandered around the streets for a few hours just looking and taking photos before heading back. I was tired and I know today is going to e a big day so I wanted to rest up a bit. However as the sun was setting I had to set my camera up on the balcony to see what I could get.
We can’t see the sun setting where we are, but we can see the reflections in the buildings. It is still really nice. Being on the 23rd floor means we can see a fair bit, and the balcony is also on a corner, so we get 180 degree views, even better. We took photos until it was past the blue hour.
I believe the image above and the last image in the gallery are both HDR’s. I don’t do them very often anymore, but I think I like them for night photography. I used Lightroom to do them. I thought it did a pretty good job.
I shall leave you with a gallery now of some more photos from yesterday.