Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Other Side of the River

I travel to NYC about twice a week from Long Island.  Usually I am headed to midtown Manhattan.  I see the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building all the time.  Unlike some people whom I notice, I am not jaded by these iconic structures and always take a moment to look at each.  They are beautiful testaments to the building of NYC into the city it is today: great, solid and beautiful to my eye and the perceptions of many others, as well.  On a recent trip to Greenpoint, Brooklyn I had the opportunity to see these favorite NYC landmarks from a different vantage point: across the East River. They looked as stunning and statuesque as ever.

Art genre: Sepia architectural photograph

Photography tip: Darken the image before converting to sepia to add depth.

Location: Shot from Greenpoint, Brooklyn across the East River towards the Manhattan Skyline


  1. The view is always impressive, any time of the year or day. The night lights always, always get me. Makes me wonder how in the earth I found up here :)

  2. I love the view, too! The night lights from ANY vantage point are wonderful! Again, love your flowers!!

  3. Took my first and, so far, only trip to the top of the Empire State Bldg the last time we were in NY...Sep 2011. It was a worthwhile experience. The architecture, the art deco stylings, the clean lines, everything was beautiful. I used my time waiting in line to study the mosaics and wall designs. The top did not disappoint either. Finally, after visiting the city for 30 years, I was "top of the world".