The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Friday, 31 August 2007

Show & Tell

Here are some shots I took over the past few weeks around New York city.

Downtown Manhattan

Photo 1: View of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge (background) on South Street;
Photo 2: This bronze sculpture is dubbed the "Wall Street Bull" or "Charging Bull", located in NYC's Financial District near the Stock Exchange. This sculpture is considered as a symbol of the 'bull market'.

In TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal Street)

Photo 3: In City Hall Park with the City Hall in the background. I took shots of this scene (fountain in the foreground, building in the background) on three separate occasion, and photos turned out bad for various reasons. We happened to walk by the park at noon on a clear day, and the lighting was perfect.
Photo 4: Inside St Paul's Chapel opposite the World Trade Center site. This church played a major role for the recovery workers at the WTC site following the 9/11 event. IIRC I think this is the oldest church in NYC.


Photo 5: Inside Grand Central Terminal, a National Historic Landmark. It has a beautiful ceiling which doesn't show very well in this shot.

Photo 6: A few blocks away is the Rockefeller Center which is another National Historic Landmark (although you wouldn't have thought so since the complex looked quite modern). There is a gilded statue of Prometheus in the Center.

Photo 6: We encountered a little strip of Japanese shops and bookstores near the Rockefeller Center (or perhaps it was inside the complex?), and this omiyage shop made us miss Japan.
Photo 7: Just for fun.


    oh this brings back fond memories of my time in nyc, i miss it so much! wat brings u to the big apple and for how long? ps. gotta love the cheap chinese food over at chinatown huh? :)

  2. Re:
    Hiya! Well, we're here for Rob's work training. Only for 2 mths though before we head back to Tokyo (his company's main office is in NYC). I quite like it here, considering I wasn't really looking fwd to coming here. Then again I have liked every big city I've been to. Why were you in NYC, and how long did you stay?