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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Our World Tuesday: Weekend in Manhattan

I left Raleigh Durham Airport Friday in a major rainstorm.
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The same scene greeted me when I reached LaGuardia Airport but it didn't stop me from taking shots from the cab on the way to the hotel. 
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I took some shots of a whirl of color from the different umbrellas but those didn't work too well.
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The good news is I was in Manhattan for a wedding and this was the sky that greeted me Saturday morning for the wedding day.
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I was so glad we didn't have pouring rain on Saturday.
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I had a view of the Hudson River from my hotel room and there were sailors already out at 7:00 am when I got up.
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It was a great morning for people to be out on the water.
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There was some standing water in part of the patio area outside of the room where the wedding guests were partying but that didn't stop the children from having a blast outside.
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When I went outside to check it out a little girl was doing a rousing rendition of singing in the rain.
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I love to see children having fun.
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It was nice to be able to get outside and see how green everything was.
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I think trees and plants make a big difference in a city.
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After the wedding reception I went back to my hotel to rest a bit.
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I enjoyed shooting from my hotel window.
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An even better place to shoot from is my sister and brother-in-laws balcony.
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The shot above is rather iconic and I liked the reflections in the next shot.
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I spotted some children playing basketball.
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I like the greenish blue pointed roof tops.
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It was nice for me to be able to take photographs from my sister's balcony with a different view to see up, down, right and left.
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I didn't see an actual sunset but I liked the tinge of pink in the clouds.
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There was also a hint of a pink cloud in the next reflection.
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My sister says the Empire State Building is lit up in different colors every night which I didn't know about.
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It is an entirely different view as the sun goes down.
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Back at my hotel I took some night shots of the city lit up after dark.
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Sunday I headed back to the airport to go home. It was a nice weekend and good to see my family as we are all spread out across the U.S.
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21 comments:

ladyfi said...

The rainy shots are very artistic. Glad it was sunny for the wedding. Great shots of the reflecting buildings.

ladyfi said...

The rainy shots are very artistic. Glad it was sunny for the wedding. Great shots of the reflecting buildings.

alp said...

Estupendo reporteje...un beso desde Murcia...

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing pictures of this spectacular modern city!
Léia

Ruby Manchanda said...

These are gorgeous

Penelope Postcards said...

Carver I LOVE this post! The umbrellas in the rain pictures are my favorites but what a wonderful perch you had from the hotel balconies!

On another matter ... I have had problems linking to My World recently so hope it works this week. :)

Photo Cache said...

the skyscape is very impressive, but so are the greenery in the city. weddings seem to be the glue that holds the family together :)

Judy said...

Carver, I just love the rain shots! They are awesome!

Gary said...

Great tour of Manhattan!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Randi said...

Wow...thank you Carver, for showing these wonderful shots. Love the pictures taken through the window...very artistic!!!

Fun60 said...

I just love New York. What a beautiful sunny day for the wedding.

Sylvia K said...

Great, rainy captures, but how wonderful to have such beautiful weather for the wedding!! Love your tour of the Big City and the sunny, lovely skies!! Hope you have a great week, Carver!!

EG CameraGirl said...

You make NYC seem very appealing!

eileeninmd said...

Glad the rain stopped in time for the wedding. I love all the NYC skyscrapers. The reflections are pretty too. Great series, thanks for sharing!

Al said...

A place I've seen a few times as I grew up on Long Island (among other places). Nice shots!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. The Manhattan is always special.

Allie said...

New York is my favorite place in the whole world! You've captured the essence of its complicity very well! Exciting pictures & congrats to the bride and groom! Have a marvelous week & blessings to you!

xoxo,
Allie @ Framed by God
http://framedbygod.blogspot.com/

Łucja-Maria said...

Welcome to Carver!
Not impressed me pictures of rain. I do not like the rain ...
For me, it rains more than a month. There were only three days sunny ...
However, Manhattan delights. You've done a great picture.
Of course, you always do good; an image.
Regards:)
Lucia

Nonnie said...

magnificent shots, Carver! I saw New York when I was 17 (senior class trip). there are too many wonderful ones for me to pick a fave. what a smorgasbord for the eyes!

Ercotravels said...

Amazing photo gallery.
the rain shot is looking lovely and fantastic.
no doubt that New york is a noble destination in all over the World.

Indrani said...

Wow! Grand buildings!
You have taken some fantastic shots!

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