New York City photographs
In December 2008 I visited New York City.
It was a great time to be there - following the recent election of Obama, there was a positive vibe to the place, with people proudly wearing badges saying 'we did it' and Obama on the cover of every magazine, and on merchandise on many street corners.
Here's a selection of my New York photographs, including the John Lennon Memorial Strawberry Fields in Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the giant Christmas decorations near the Rockefeller Center. There's also the Chrysler Building photographed from the top of the Empire State Building, some night scenes of the New York skyline and shots of Times Square.
Some New York holiday tips
- Visit the Ground Zero Workshop Museum. This tiny museum has been created by the official photographer attached to the FDNY during the September 11th cleanup operation. Take details with you and book in advance. It's really hard to find out about within New York.
- Buy tickets in advance for the ferry to Liberty Island, because that enables you to book a free ticket to go inside Liberty's pedestal.
- The view from the Rockefeller Center is better than from the Empire State Building, but you should try to do one by day and one by night. Do Rockefeller by night to see the Empire State Building lit up.
- Be prepared for airport-style security at major landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building.
- If you're there in December, the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall is indeed spectacular!
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All photos © Sean McManus. Unauthorised reproduction and linking directly to image files prohibited. If you're looking for New York photos for your publication or website, please contact me to discuss licensing. Other photographs not shown here might also be available.
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