The Americans gave us the “American Werewolf in London”, so I thought we should have the “Finnish Phone in New York”. This is just a post about my few days in New York City visiting friends for Thanksgiving and of course I took some photos with my Nokia N8.
This is in no particular order, just some sights as seen by the Nokia N8.First off we will start in a location that any “Highlander” fan will know. It is of course, the location where Macleod meets Kastigir. Now both my wife and myself like the original movie and in all our visits to New York had never managed to see “Bow Bridge” in Central Park. We have now. Here it is along with other photos of Central Park and, of course, some HDR’s.
During our stay we also made a trip to Ellis Island – we have been before, but this place is worth a second trip. Our American friends had never been. It proved to be quite a fruitful trip as two of the party located relatives in the database who came through the Ellis Island Immigration process. If you are ever in New York I recommend paying it a visit, more info here.
Battery Park is where you catch the ferries to Staten Island, Liberty Island and Ellis Island. A few photos from the Ferry and of Battery Park
Now most of my photos are of random buildings I found interesting, and believe me there are loads. New York architecture is amazing to say the least with quaint churches nestling in-between 70 storey skyscrapers. Then there are also the parks, Central Park is not the only one but it is by far the largest. Washington Sq is a nice place to spend a sunny afternoon, especially if you like BIG fat Squirrels.
As I said earlier, the architecture in New York is very diverse. Here are a few photos to show you what I mean.
A Great use of the available space!!
This of course is only a small taste of what New York has to offer, there is lots more to see and do. This was not our first visit and we were only there for 3 days so no time to do it all. Anyway if you are looking for a city to visit then New York should be high on your list. Here is the link to the full set of photos on Flickr