I ♥ NY: 365 days since New York


I don’t know where the last year has gone? This time last year it was the day before my month-long trip to New York (which also included a couple of trips to Chicago & Atlantic City).

I’d wanted to visit New York for my entire life, and being freelance, and with the freedom to do such things, I decided a long weekend just wasn’t going to be good enough for me. So, when I saw a reasonably priced flight, I decided, screw it, I’ll go for a whole month. And I booked it.

Next I had to find some accommodation. Clearly, staying at the Four Seasons for a month wasn’t going to be financially sensible, nor particularly practical. In the end, I found a great apartment in Brooklyn, just a short train ride away from Manhattan on the Q line.

During my month I still didn’t manage to do everything New York has to offer – there’s so much more I want, perhaps even need, to see and do, that a return trip is of course inevitable. In September 2015 it was incredibly hot most of the time – too hot if anything – so it’d be interesting to go back during cooler weather.

I was meaning to blog the photos a lot sooner than this, but sometimes life gets in the way. So, I thought, as it’s been a whole year since the trip started, this can be a reminisce post rather than a “look what I just did” post. If anybody is still left reading this blog (hello Dad), I can only apologise for my long absence.

On my trip I took the Panasonic LX100. This is a compact camera, but with a large Four Thirds sensor. I was tempted to take something more complicated, which allowed for many lens changes, but in the end I decided that the world probably has more than enough photos of New York, and for once, I wanted to enjoy the trip not worry about taking a fantastic photo – but, if I do say so myself, I managed to get some of those too.

Here are some of my favourite photos – I hope you enjoy. If you’re particularly inclined to see more photos, or read more details about the trip – you can view a PDF of the book (yes that’s right, book!) I created from the trip. For you see, WordPress may come and go, but I’ll always have the book on my shelf 🙂

Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station
New York Police Department
New York Police Department
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Manhattan skyline - view from Brooklyn
Manhattan skyline – view from Brooklyn
Lady Liberty
Lady Liberty
Friday night at Yankee Stadium
Friday night at Yankee Stadium
A trip to the Brooklyn Brewery
A trip to the Brooklyn Brewery
View from the Highline
View from the Highline

Coney Island
Coney Island
Nathan's world famous hot dogs
Nathan’s world famous hot dogs
Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge
Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge
View from the Top of the Rock
View from the Top of the Rock
Shake Shack, Madison Square Park
Shake Shack, Madison Square Park
View from the Empire State Building
View from the Empire State Building
Chicago Tribune building
Chicago Tribune building
Chicago's famous architecture
Chicago’s famous architecture
View from Chicago360
View from Chicago360
The famous Chicago theatre
The famous Chicago theatre
A signature from a famous singer long forgotten (just joking, Dad).
A signature from a famous singer long forgotten (just joking, Dad).
Don't let the bastards grind you down - a night at a blues club in Chicago.
Don’t let the bastards grind you down – a night at a blues club in Chicago.
Back to New York - a view from One World Trade Center.
Back to New York – a view from One World Trade Center.
Wonder Wheel, Coney Island
Wonder Wheel, Coney Island
One of the piers
One of the piers
Trip to Atlantic City to visit the seagulls.
Trip to Atlantic City to visit the seagulls.
Gambling the night away
Gambling the night away
I liked this picture so much it's now hanging in my bathroom, true story.
I liked this picture so much it’s now hanging in my bathroom, true story.
Back to New York again, a trip on a river cruise.
Back to New York again, a trip on a river cruise.
Lady Liberty at sunset.
Lady Liberty at sunset.
Manhattan skyline, pink skies.
Manhattan skyline, pink skies.
Radio City, New York.
Radio City, New York.
A daytime view from the Top of the Rock.
A daytime view from the Top of the Rock.
View from Williamsburg.
View from Williamsburg.
The Guggenheim.
The Guggenheim.
View from the Empire State of the Chrysler Building.
View from the Empire State of the Chrysler Building.
View downtown, taken from the Empire State Building.
View downtown, taken from the Empire State Building.
Visiting the Cloister, all the way uptown.
Visiting the Cloisters, all the way uptown.
View from Staten Island of the iconic orange ferry.
View from Staten Island of the iconic orange ferry.
View from the Witney Museum taken from the terrace.
View from the Witney Museum taken from the terrace.
Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
Cable car over to Roosevelt Island
Cable car over to Roosevelt Island
I did a lot of things
I did a lot of things

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