The Big Apple Revisited

the Apple Store in the Big Apple

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I LOVE, WORSHIP and ADORE New York City as much as I do the invention of Caller ID and York Peppermint Patties.

NYC is my ‘soul’ city because it’s where my heart was born.

I guess you could say that after my first visit, when I was in my teens, I became a ‘born again’ New Yorker.

And for those of you who might be new to my blog, I lived there for five years.

Wednesday I spent the day in NYC, which was work-related, but ANYTIME I go to that city it’s a treat because simply walking the streets and taking in all the magnificent energy it provides, I always come back with a reboot of ‘life force’ and creativity.

I barely had enough time to enjoy the city because I had work to do for the time I was there, however, I did manage to take 118 photos (and don’t ask me HOW, but I did). I just kept snapping photos wherever I walked, like a crazy person. The thing about NYC is that no matter where you go, there are always so many different things to photograph. The Big Apple is a ham for the camera because it’s one MASSIVE photograph of such extreme diversity, that it entices you to take its picture.

The cool thing about taking photographs in NYC is that there is always a picture within the picture.

Yes, photographs do it much justice. But in order to fully experience the city you have to BE there. Because it’s not only what you see, but also what you FEEL when your feet make contact with the ground.

The key to enjoying NYC as a visitor is to throw yourself into it; allowing it to give you the thrill ride of your life.

But I guarantee that the ride will be one you’ll be glad you took because you will step off being altered.

It might not be a city that everyone could live in, nor a city that everyone enjoys as much as I. But it’s certainly a city that should be experienced at least once in your life.

Because there's nothing like it.

Please enjoy 11 (12 including the top one) of the 118 photos I took...

the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center

the Paris cinema theater

a glimpse of the past mixed with the present

the Chrysler Building

the Empire State Building

Henri Bendel

St. Regis Hotel

window display at Versace

a beautiful church I discovered, while walking down a side street

an illuminating serpentine bracelet on the store front of Bvlgari

a view from across the street

Have a spectacular weekend everyone!
X

58 comments

  1. 'The Big Apple is a ham for the camera because it’s one MASSIVE photograph of such extreme diversity, that it entices you to take its picture.'

    YES!

    'it’s certainly a city that should be experienced at least once in your life.'

    OH YES!

    'jumping up and down with excitement* Oooh Ron, I wanna go again. I went twice in one year that's HOW GOOD it is. Love it, love it, love it there and adored ALL your pictures, ESPECIALLY the one of the ice rink. That one is truly great. Well, they all are really, you should change your profession, get a job as a photographer... you're the greatest snapper I know. Thank you so much for making my day. I shall spend the rest of day dreaming of places I went to in that great and vibrant city.

    Wishing you a great day and weekend x

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  2. Great photos Ron, I love the Versace and Bvgari displays! I'm hoping to get to see NYC for myself next year as I celebrate my 65th birthday then. Well that's the plan so far.

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  3. What a fabulous church find! And I hate snakes, but if someone wants to buy me a diamond studded gold serpent bracelet, I guess I could force myself to wear it! Haha

    I'm with you....I love NYC too. Unfortunately, my husband (after working there for a year) doesn't feel the same way, so it's not a vacation destination for us. Party pooper!

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  4. Wow. Wow! W O W ! ! (a dozen times WOW......)
    The photos are amazing and you weren't even trying! LOL Imagine what you would have captured if you'd had the time to just piddle fart around and spend the day snapping to your heart's content. Gosh--maybe you need to consider a day trip on your own time to just....wander. LOOk at what you discovered in the back street--wow is that a cool little church, all nicely tucked away in the noise and flurry of activity.


    Once. Been there once. Briefly, a stay over waiting on a flight the next day. *laughing* It was big and noisy and hurried and insane feeling. Can ya tell I'm a small town gal? ;-) But it was lovely at night.....I remember the lights just blowing me away. And the traffic..... Oh--and not a star to be seen in the sky--they were all snatched up to light up the city. And THAT was too cool. Bizarre, but cool.
    I think you're right...experience it cuz it's not like any other place on the planet that I've plopped myself into. I think I could do it again for a brief time--simply because it's.......NYC! The lights, the bustle, the insanity...LOL.....definitely something that one needs to step into to get a FEEL for that splendid metropolis.


    I adore the photos. And I adore that the weather held off just for you! LOL The skating photo is awesome--and that amazing serpentine display--ALL NYC!
    Well done.

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  5. Rob LenihanMarch 08, 2013

    Hey, Ron, great post! And what fabulous photographs!

    I'm sorry we couldn't meet during your visit, but I want to thank you for giving me a whole new perspective of my home town. I feel like a tourist looking at these pictures--and I live here! The church photo is especially beautiful!

    You really took your own advice and threw yourself into New York; "allowing it to give you the thrill ride of your life." That's the best way to enjoy not just New York, but life itself!

    Thanks for sharing these amazing images and insights, buddy! Have a tremendous weekend and the next time your in the Big Apple, we gotta meet up!!

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  6. Ron,
    We must be brothers from another mother, because I was re-born in New York as well. I love that city. There is a feeling that anything can happen in New York, and it does. It is crazy, frenetic, intense, hilarious, romantic and enchanting. My company is opening an office there and I could not be happier. I see quite a few work related trips in my future!
    Have a great weekend! Love the pics!
    On my way to Palm Springs for some warmth and sun!
    XO,
    Bill

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  7. This is proof of how realistic and beautiful those pictures are: I actually experienced claustrophobic panic when one photo showed a ground-view, looking up at the tall buildings. I now know for sure that I could never visit NY.

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  8. Oh my, beautiful! I've never been to NYC. Perhaps someday I'll get there.

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  9. Ron, I didn't know you were a York-lover, too! I could eat myself sick with those peppermint patties!!


    And thank you for taking us along on your trip to the Big Apple. I've only been to The City once, several years ago, but I found it very energizing, active, and fascinating. I love your photos -- each one tells a story! I don't know where you found that interesting church, but somehow it looks familiar. After a lifetime of being Catholic, however, that doesn't surprise me, ha!


    It looks like you were there on a rather cold, grey day, but I'd say you warmed it up nicely with your beautiful pictures!


    Have a splendid weekend!!

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  10. Good morning Pearl~

    Thank you :)

    " I'm hoping to get to see NYC for myself next year as I celebrate my 65th birthday then. Well that's the plan so far."



    *clapping*


    As I've shared with you before, I have a feeling that when you do visit NYC, you're gonna LOVE it!


    Aren't the Versace and Bvlgari displays faaaaaaabulous? You see this kind of stuff everywhere in the city.


    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear. Have a lovely weekend!


    X

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  11. Good morning Valerie~

    "Oooh Ron, I wanna go again. I went twice in one year that's HOW GOOD it is. Love it, love it, love it there.."

    Yes, I know you feel the same as I do about NYC. Isn't it an AWESOME place?

    "ESPECIALLY the one of the ice rink."



    HA! Isn't it ironic that when I snapped the photo, I caught the girl that fell on the ice? I didn't even see that when I took the photo, only after I got home a uploaded the photos to my computer.


    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet and encouraging words. One of these days I'm gonna upgrade my camera so that I can learn more about settings and do more manual photography.


    Have a glorious weekend, dear lady!


    X

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  12. Hey there Bijoux~

    Isn't the church lovely? It was tucked off on some side street that I spotted while walking to 5 th Ave.

    "And I hate snakes, but if someone wants to buy me a diamond studded gold serpent bracelet, I guess I could force myself to wear it! Haha"

    You said it, girl!

    "I'm with you....I love NYC too. Unfortunately, my husband (after working there for a year) doesn't feel the same way, so it's not a vacation destination for us. Party pooper!"



    I totally understand because having to commute there for work after a year for some people, they don't feel the same as say, seeing it as a visitor.


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantabulous weekend!

    X

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  13. Hello Ronnie,

    How are ya babe? You are a man of my heart:

    "...I had work to do for the time I was there, however, I did manage to take 118 photos (and don’t ask me HOW, but I did)". You go, man!

    After what I hear, you see so many "personalities" on the street in NYC that crazyis standard. Just one of the pack! Haaa!!

    What an absolute treat for the eyes! You had some very awesome. Geez, you're good! :).

    The first one reminds me of a night shot. I tried shooting the falling snow during dusk and got a golden creation, too. The blue tint of the Crysler building pic is wonderful. And, I am just enjoying all the beauty and action of these shots. Again; AWESOME!!

    I really want to stop by NYC in the future(we have a friend in NJ).There is really enought to see for several reincarnations(Ha!).
    This was much enjoyed. Thank you for sharing your precious memories.
    Happy weekend too!
    xoxo

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  14. Hey there Rob~

    I was so thinking of YOU while I was walking around the city knowing that you were there and wishing we could have met up. I got into NYC an hour late, so I had even less time to putts around before I went to work.

    "want to thank you for giving me a whole new perspective of my home town. I feel like a tourist looking at these pictures--and I live here! The church photo is especially beautiful!"

    As you can tell I LOVE your hometown with all my heart. And no matter how long it might be before I visit each year, I still feel so comfortable and at home there.

    "That's the best way to enjoy not just New York, but life itself!"

    You're absolutely right about that. And that's why I adore NYC, because it's a really cool lesson in how to live and embrace the ride of life.



    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a faaaaaaaabulous weekend! And yes, we will DEFINITELY meet up in the Big Apple. I know we will and look forward to it.


    X

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  15. Hiya Mel~

    Thank you :)

    "magine what you would have captured if you'd had the time to just piddle fart around and spend the day snapping to your heart's content. Gosh--maybe you need to consider a day trip on your own time to just....wander."

    I know, I wish I had had more time to fart around, but I was an hour late getting into the city, so I had even less time than I thought I would. And yes, I may take another trip this Spring because once summer hits, NYC is not a place you want to be because the heat is ungodly.

    "Once. Been there once. Briefly, a stay over waiting on a flight the next day. *laughing* It was big and noisy and hurried and insane feeling. Can ya tell I'm a small town gal? ;-) But it was lovely at night.....I remember the lights just blowing me away."

    HAHAHAHAHHAAHA! I know, NYC IS insane, noisy, and hurried, but I must be weird because I LOVE it. You should have seen me walking around the streets on Wednesday, I was just ZIPPIN' around like an insane person - HA!

    "I think you're right...experience it cuz it's not like any other place on the planet that I've plopped myself into. I think I could do it again for a brief time--simply because it's.......NYC!"



    Absolutely! Even if it's not a place you could live, it's still a place that should be visited at least once in a lifetime, Just to say that you've been there.


    Thanks oodles for stopping by, dear lady. Have a glorious weekend!


    ((((((((( You )))))))


    X

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  16. You mean you have REAL shops that sell cameras...grins.

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  17. Greetings Lottajoy~

    Welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing a comment. It's nice to meet you!

    ": I actually experienced claustrophobic panic when one photo showed a ground-view, looking up at the tall buildings. I now know for sure that I could never visit NY."



    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, I know...NYC can be overwhelming and feel claustrophobic for some, so I understand.


    Again, thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!


    X

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  18. Hiya Suzi~


    Thank you :)


    I have a feeling (being the creative person you are) you would really enjoy NYC as visitor because there is so much creative energy EVERYWHERE you go. For as insane as it can be, it seems to infuse you with 'life force' giving you more and more creative ideas.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend! Have a terrific weekend!
    X


    P.S. I took your book with me on the trip to NYC and read about three chapters. It's AWESOME!!!!!!!!

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  19. Hey there Bill~

    "We must be brothers from another mother, because I was re-born in New York as well. I love that city. There is a feeling that anything can happen in New York, and it does. It is crazy, frenetic, intense, hilarious, romantic and enchanting."

    You too???? And you shared it perfectly....'there is a feeling that ANYTHING can happen in NYC."

    I totally agree. Yes, it's more competitive because of all the amazing talent that's there, but that talent is also what spurs you on to be MORE talented.

    "My company is opening an office there and I could not be happier. I see quite a few work related trips in my future!"



    How faaaaaaaaaaabulous is that! I go there for work maybe once or twice a year, but mainly I go by myself as a day trip.


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a wonderful time in Palm Springs!!!!!


    X to you and Paul!

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  20. HAHAHAHAHHAAHA!


    Yes, but they are getting more and more rare as the years go on. They just closed a Ritz Camera by my apartment and I'm so bummed because that's where I got my most recent camera :(

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  21. Greetings Debbie~

    "Ron, I didn't know you were a York-lover, too! I could eat myself sick with those peppermint patties!!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG...me too! That's why I CANNOT get the bag of small Peppermint Patties because I'll end up eating the ENTIRE bag.

    "I've only been to The City once, several years ago, but I found it very energizing, active, and fascinating."

    Amen! As I shared, NYC is not for everyone, but I think at least visiting it once in your lifetime is such a MAGICAL experience that you never forget.

    "I don't know where you found that interesting church, but somehow it looks familiar. After a lifetime of being Catholic, however, that doesn't surprise me, ha!"

    Me too, I was raised Catholic as well. And even though I'm no longer a church goer, I still enjoy visiting church's of all denominations because I can always find such a wonderful sense of peace in them. Plus, the architecture in most church's is just stunning.

    "It looks like you were there on a rather cold, grey day, but I'd say you warmed it up nicely with your beautiful pictures!"



    Aw thank you, Debbie. And yes, it's the same here....cold, grey and snowy.


    Have a splendid weekend too. And much thanks for stopping by!


    X

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  22. Bonjour Barb~

    ""...I had work to do for the time I was there, however, I did manage to take 118 photos (and don’t ask me HOW, but I did)". You go, man!"

    Isn't that hilarious? When I got on the bus to come back to Philly, I looked through all the photos I had taken and when it said 118...I almost died because I don't even remember taking them - HA!

    "After what I hear, you see so many "personalities" on the street in NYC that crazyis standard. Just one of the pack! Haaa!!"

    Exactly! That's why I fit into NYC because I'm CRAZY!!!

    "The first one reminds me of a night shot. I tried shooting the falling snow during dusk and got a golden creation, too."

    That one I actually 'edited' it as gold because I wanted it to appear as though the Apple was casting a gold glow all over the street.

    "I really want to stop by NYC in the future(we have a friend in NJ).There is really enought to see for several reincarnations(Ha!)."



    And if you do....I will come over to NYC and meet up with you so that we can experience it together!


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have stellar weekend!


    X to you and D!


    xoxo

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  23. I envy your trip to the Big Apple! I haven't been there in 16 years and would love to go back. Someday, with Tara, for sure. On the plus side: we're headed to Seattle this weekend. Yay, Seattle!


    (Still not the same as NYC...)

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  24. Ron, I have to tell you that these photos are amazing! And I can tell how excited you were at being in New York just from these photos and your words because the energy leaps from them. I love the city as well and feel like you. There is no other place on this earth like New York.


    All these photographs are just beautiful, but my eyes especially went to the window displays in Versace and Bvlgari, and the Chrysler Building. WOW!


    Thank you for sharing your trip, Ron. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  25. Hola Denise~


    Thank you :) I had so much fun putting this post together of my trip to the Big Apple. And I don't care how many times I visit, I always come back feeling so energized and fresh.


    Aren't the Versace and Bvlgari window displays faaaaaaaaabulous? I wanted to get some photos of the window displays at Bergdorf's, but they were in the process of redoing them, so the windows were blocked off.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl! Have a super-duper weekend!


    X

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  26. Howdy Mark~

    "I haven't been there in 16 years and would love to go back. Someday, with Tara, for sure."

    Yes, and if you do...I would love to meet up with you guys for the day.

    ". On the plus side: we're headed to Seattle this weekend. Yay, Seattle!"



    From the photos you've shared on your blog of Seattle, it looks like such an AWESOME city as well. One of these days I MUST get there.


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a great time in Seattle this weekend!


    X to you and Tara!

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  27. Ah a walk down memory lane. I too love NYC. I lived there in the middle 70's. I worked in midtown for over one year. It was and is a dynamic place to be. Your soul walks with you and you are exposed to all kinds of individuals and you come to love every crazy thing that happens around you. It is as if God said " want to learn about people? Then get your ass to New York City!" Your photos as always are superb. Thank you my friend.

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  28. Howdy Mr. Dave!

    " I too love NYC. I lived there in the middle 70's. I worked in midtown for over one year."

    Wow...I had no idea you worked there!?!? Yes, that's when I lived in NYC as well (mid 70's to early 80's).

    "Your soul walks with you and you are exposed to all kinds of individuals and you come to love every crazy thing that happens around you."

    A- MEN!

    "It is as if God said " want to learn about people? Then get your ass to New York City!""

    Thank you for sharing that because many people feel as though NYC is a place of isolation; a city to escape people. But it's quite the contrary because it forces you to mingle and be involved with other people. NYC is such a strong human to human experience.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, buddy. Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

    X

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  29. Jay of The Depp EffectMarch 08, 2013

    Ooh, we stayed at a St Regis, but in Washington DC. We'd booked a cheaper hotel, and on arrival, it turned out to be a cockroach infested, broken down, miserable, grubby hell-hole (probably had bed-bugs, too), so we had to find somewhere else right-away-quick. Unfortunately, it was a 'political conference' week and almost everywhere was full! Somehow, we did manage to find space ... at the St Regis. My, my, what a lovely hotel that was!!


    Love the church - looks kind of Italianate, doesn't it?

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  30. Hiya Jay~

    " Somehow, we did manage to find space ... at the St Regis. My, my, what a lovely hotel that was!!"

    OMG...lucky you! I've never stayed at a St. Regis but have been inside the one in NYC and it's awesome!!!!

    "Love the church - looks kind of Italianate, doesn't it?"

    Yes, it does look kind of Italianate, you're absolutely right. I love the mural/painting in the center and the angels on either side.

    Thanks for stopping by, Jay. Wishing you a fantabulous weekend!

    X

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  31. I've only been a couple of times - once as a teenager to interview for admittance to boarding school and again for several days when I was in grad school. We stayed with some friends who were at Columbia and the wife of that guy and I ran all over the city while my then-husband was at a conference. It was so much fun!


    And I just love that snakey-bracelet!

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  32. Once again Ron, dynamite photos! I love the variety of images because you really gave a sense of the diversity of the city. I love NY as well. I don't have the opportunity to go there often but when I do, I feel like I have more energy because the pulse of the city is contagious.


    One of my favorite parts of the city is Soho because I love the artsy and bohemian atmosphere. The Village is also another one of my favorites.


    Thanks for the photo tour, Ron. You make we want to visit the big apple again!

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  33. Hiya Matt~

    'but when I do, I feel like I have more energy because the pulse of the city is contagious."

    You said it, buddy. The energy there is sooooo contagious! In fact, I was tired before I got to NYC that day because I didn't sleep well the night before, but the second my feet hit the pavement....I was all JAZZED with energy to move!

    "One of my favorite parts of the city is Soho because I love the artsy and bohemian atmosphere."



    Adore SoHo as well. I love the HUGE art gallery lofts and brick streets.


    Always fab seeing ya, bud. Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific weekend!


    X

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  34. Hey there Secret Agent Woman~

    "and I ran all over the city while my then-husband was at a conference. It was so much fun!"

    Yup...I had a feeling you would enjoy NYC as well, just from your fun personality and openness.

    "And I just love that snakey-bracelet!"



    Isn't it freakin' faaaaaaabulous????


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a wonderful weekend!


    X

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  35. Magnificent photos, Ron! The look of each one is so completely different, but all of them contain the same overall WOW energy.

    The photo of the window display in Versace looks like a grand oil painting. And the last photo of the serpentine bracelet looks like it came right out of a magazine ad. I love the slight tilt of your camera lens.

    I have never been to New York, but just from your passionate words and photos, it makes me want to go there.

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  36. Hey ho Robert!

    Thank you :) That's the thing about photos taken in NYC, no matter what the image is they always seem to contain the overall WOW energy of the city. Because that's NYC....WOW!

    "I have never been to New York, but just from your passionate words and photos, it makes me want to go there."

    OMG...if you ever get the chance to go, please do, because it's an experience you'll remember FOREVER. As I shared....there's nothing like it!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a marvi weekend!

    X

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  37. Hi Ron! Love these photos! I've never been to NYC but have always wanted to go there. My favorite photo is the one of the St. Regis hotel. I love the juxtaposition of the St. Regis and DeBeers store with the hotdog street vendor. It's brilliant! Hope you're enjoying the weekend~

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  38. well you know i LOVE LOVE LOVE NY too. it's the best city in the world. was thinking of going there today, but didn't. soon though. want to go to brooklyn ? park and walk across the brooklyn bridge. in manhattan or i want to go to the empire state building. today would have been great for that. the weather was perfect! clear and blue skies.


    anyhoo, i'm jealous you went to ny, 118 photos. surely you have to upload them to flickr. i want to see. thanks for sharing these though. the snake pic is beautiful as are the colors of the church. it's cool turning down side streets, you never know what you might find.


    nice work!

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  39. OMG...it's CHRISSY!!!!

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!

    You have been on my mind for the last week and was just getting ready to email you to see how you were. I just check my reader and saw that you posted today, so I will be over as soon as I finish this comment. Glad to see you back!

    "I've never been to NYC but have always wanted to go there."

    Listen, if you ever want to meet up there one day, I would be more than happy to come in a hang out with you. You would LOVE NYC, I know you would!

    " I love the juxtaposition of the St. Regis and DeBeers store with the hotdog street vendor."



    HA! Yup, that's what I mean. There is always another picture within a picture because there is always so much going on in that city simultaneously .


    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Hope you're having a FAB weekend!


    X ya!

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  40. Hey there V Girl!

    "well you know i LOVE LOVE LOVE NY too. it's the best city in the world"

    You said it....the best city in the world. Well, at least the best city on the east coast.

    "was thinking of going there today, but didn't."

    OMG, you're kidding? Yes, today would have been a flawless day to go to NYC because the weather was perfect for walking around.

    " want to go to brooklyn ? park and walk across the brooklyn bridge."

    I would LOVE to! One of these days we MUST go hang out there and take a TON of photos - especially from the bridge!

    " 118 photos. surely you have to upload them to flickr."



    Actually, not all of the 118 photos came out, so I deleted a bunch. But there are some I will be posting on Flickr.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my NYC loving friend. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.


    X

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  41. As usual you take a great set of city photos Ron. I think it's your forte :)

    I think every city has a life all of it's own. I no longer yearn to go to a large city. I think, maybe, it has something top do with my feet aching ;)

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  42. Hey there Babs~

    Thank you :) And it's ironic you said my 'forte' because I think you're right, city images are something that I'm 'excited' about, so it's natural and automatic for me.

    "I think every city has a life all of it's own."

    I agree! And one of these days I MUST visit London because I hear from so many people, that it's faaaaaaaaaabulous!

    " I no longer yearn to go to a large city. I think, maybe, it has something top do with my feet aching ;)"

    HA! I understand because the day I got home from running around NYC last Wednesday, my feet were killing me.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Babs. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    X to you and Mo!

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  43. Herman TurnipMarch 10, 2013

    Once again I am in awe of your photographs! My favorites are your snaps of Rockefeller Center, the Charles Scribners building, and your closeup of the serpentine bracelet. Awesome! And it's interesting to hear how recharged you feel after a visit to the big city. It's always interesting to hear what does it for people. Taping into the heartbeat of the city sounds like a kick!! :-)

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  44. Howdy Herman~

    Thank you :)

    "And it's interesting to hear how recharged you feel after a visit to the big city. It's always interesting to hear what does it for people."

    It's odd because I can feel that way if I visit NYC, but also if I'm out in the wilderness somewhere; just being quiet within nature. It depends on what I feel like I need at the time.

    " Taping into the heartbeat of the city sounds like a kick!! :-)"

    It is. And must go there once in your life, just to experience it.

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Hope you had a terrific weekend!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  45. These are ALL AMAZING. My two favorites .... the ice skating one.... you caught a tiny moment in time .... how in the world did you do that.... FANTASTIC. My second favorite is the church. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!


    I would love to just walk around with you and take pictures. I want to see what you stop at... what you look at.... what you take a picture of...!

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  46. Hiya Katherine!

    Thank you :)

    " the ice skating one.... you caught a tiny moment in time .... how in the world did you do that..."

    I actually don't know because I never even noticed the fallen ice skater when I took the shot. I noticed it AFTER I uploaded the photos to my computer. I was just LUCKY!

    Yes, it's the church lovely? I'm pretty sure it's a Catholic church.

    "I would love to just walk around with you and take pictures. I want to see what you stop at... what you look at.... what you take a picture of...!"

    And one of these days when you and I meet, we will do that, okay? What FUN!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, Katherine. Hope you had a great weekend!

    X

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  47. Ron, just wanted you to know that after reading this post over the weekend, I ordered the movie, "Manhattan" from Netflix. Can't wait to watch it!

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  48. Hey Robert!


    OMG...how faaaaaaaabulous! I LOVE that movie! In fact, I LOVE Woody Allen!


    Enjoy the film!!!!!

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  49. Lisa FischerMarch 11, 2013

    Love the Chrysler building shot and the past and present one! The only time I've been to NYC was on a family vacay when I was a bratty pre-teenager. I'm sure I was too young to really appreciate the significance of the city. I've always thought it would be a great place to visit, but don't think I could live there with all that humanity!! :-) I'm more of an open spaces sort of girl.

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  50. *waving*

    Hello there Lisa!

    Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the photos of NYC. I wish I had had more time because I took these photos in such a hurry.

    " I've always thought it would be a great place to visit, but don't think I could live there with all that humanity!! :-) I'm more of an open spaces sort of girl."



    Yes, I can TOTALLY understand that because NYC is very tight and crowded. And INSANE. Strangely enough, I love and appreciate both a city AND the country. I love living in a city because I don't have to own a car and can walk everywhere. But I also love a wide open space, like the country, because it grounds me. Which you need at times when you live in a city 24/7.


    Always great seeing you, my friend. Thanks a bunch for stopping by!


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  51. I have been to NYC a few times, but don't get quite the same feeling you do. I still prefer Philly. Awesome, but manageable. NY feels a little too chaotic for me. Maybe the times I visited that was just my mood and I wasn't feeling it's true vibe or something? I'm sure we'll have occasion to go back again and maybe I'll come away with a different opinion.
    Your photos are wonderful! I especially like the ice rink and church ones. Oh, and the first ... cool coloring!

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  52. *waving*

    Hellooooooo Mary!!!

    "I have been to NYC a few times, but don't get quite the same feeling you do. I still prefer Philly. Awesome, but manageable. NY feels a little too chaotic for me."



    Yes, MANY people feel the same as you, so I understand. NYC is not for everyone. Yet, even though I was born in Philly, I have always felt more connected to NYC. I like Philly for certain reasons, but it's the "consciousness" that I'm not fond of. You would have to LIVE here 24/7 to understand what I mean.


    Thanks a BUNCH for stopping by, neighbor. Hope you had a faaaaabulous Monday. Wasn't today gorgeous?


    Enjoy your week!

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  53. I absolutely LOVE NYC. And I don't go there enough. I should change that.

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  54. Hey Meleah!


    One of these days, you, Val, Kathy and I will go there together. And oh...what a FUN time we'll have!


    Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  55. I finally watched the movie, Ron, and it was great!

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  56. Yaaaaaaaaaay...glad to hear you liked it, Robert! I don't know if you ever saw it, but also check out Hannah and her Sisters - one of my fav Woody Allen films!

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