Saturday, 30 April 2011
Friday, 29 April 2011
One of the buildings I could not see last time was the Public Library. This time, thanks again to the rainy weather, it was the perfect occassion to spend some hours in this magnificent building and institution. We actually joined one of the tours to get a glimpse of the history of the Library, which is now turning 100 years old and looking great.
The photo above is a stitched photo (as given away by the usual ghosts) taken from one of the lateral staircases. While I was there a couple of young german ladies asked me to take a photo of them (with their camera). Their English was not that good and they were surprised when I explained in German that the photo would not come out that well because of the difference between the dark staircase and the bright background. I´m always tempted to start touching the settings of other people´s cameras (not much appreciated) or directly offer to take the photo with my camera and send it later by e-mail.
Plus I would not even think of spoiling such a great view placing my face in the very front, although admittedly their face was way nicer than mine...
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Museum of Modern Art, what a great museum to spend a whole morning. And not to forget, what a great shop they have. I could buy most of the presents in one go. Definitely nice.
In a way, it was good that it was raining as otherwise I would have not seen it. And not only seen it, I could also take photos (!). As it stands, they are advanced enough to make a distinction between photography and flash photography. I still remember the Joan Miró museum in Barcelona and their absurd rule on photography and then you come to the MoMA in New York and photos are allowed pretty much everywhere and to anything, including paintings from Picasso, Dalí, Matisse, Miró, etc.
Monday, 25 April 2011
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
We arrived on Thursday evening and after checking in and dropping the rental car, we went for a walk. It was so cold that we ended up looking for hats! Eventually we decided to go up to the Top of the Rock, aka the GE building, and have a look at Manhattan´s skyline at night. Once up there I spotted this, which reminded me of the background of my current blog template.
Taking photos while it is drizzling just above zero on a windy night is bad enough. Finding that the photo is not properly focused or simply not sharp because of the 1/2s hand-held shot is worse. By the way, tripods are not allowed and I, in my wisdom, decided not to bring the monopod to this trip. But more on that later...
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
The weather was quite bad, cod and rainy for most of the day, not quite what I would have liked to have for a photo tour in Manhattan. The only advantage is that there were no tourists around to spoil the photo...
Sunday, 10 April 2011
I guess you have made it when you have a photo exhibited at MoMA, even if just one. Except that I visited the museum on April Fools´ Day...
Never mind, I´m still young (sort of)
(the original photo has just an empty wall, but I took the photo because I like how the levels are connected through the atrium)
Saturday, 9 April 2011
This time I arrived at New York driving from Connecticut. Instead on entering Manhattan from the north, I decided to take a detour and enter through the Brooklyn Bridge. It actually cost me some more time as traffic was quite bad, but it was worth it, plus I got to drive all the way up to Central Park