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City in Northern England, Etymology

City in Northern England, Etymology



Alright, I’ll stop trying to be deep. It’s just New York City, not really New York, Lincolnshire. Although, it’d be sweet to visit one day. Maybe I’ll stop by when I do my dream tour of Europe. Mental note, check.

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I should be ashamed that my first travel post is of New York City and not Chicago.


For those of you that don’t know, I’m from Chicago.

But what can I say? I had the opportunity to first visit New York when I shot a wedding in New Haven, and flew into JFK to make the drive up. People always talk about NYC, but you don’t really know until you go. I hear actually the only city that compares to NYC in sheer magnitude is Tokyo. Maybe I’ll stop by when I do my dream tour of Asia. Mental note, check.

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So check out these patterns in the image above. Just a random snapshot I took at a random angle with my 70-200 to get that nice compression. But the texture.. And the colors.. I can now see why NYC is the artist come-up city. The city of opportunity. Well no DUH, every little nook is filled with ENERGY. I’m not complaining though. I loved it so much, I went again with the girlfriend. These images are from my first visit, which are mostly cityscapes.

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A picture is worth a thousand words right? Well I’m sure this photo is undervalued at the status quo word count then. Like a scene ripped from a Jackie Chan movie, I found myself in the heart of Chinatown, Manhattan (don’t get confused because there’s another in Brooklyn) and in utter AWE at the sheer magnitude of people. Not just people though, but PEOPLE IN MOTION. That’s the best kind of people, really.

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These are obligatory images. You don’t go to New York and don’t take these kind of pictures. It’s funny because if you google image search these landmarks and popular places, there are an endless stream of photos: by tourists, by professionals, by hobbyists, by moms, by dads, by kids, by grandmothers, and now by me. Hey, I’m just doing my part for society.

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THIS WAS FREE. KAYAKING IS FREE. THAT IS ALL.

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