Back to New York

When my husband told me a few weeks ago that he had to go to New York for work I couldn’t resist the temptation to visit again the city. The first time I went there was two years ago and I didn’t have much idea of how to use my camera (you can see a few photos of that trip in the first post I published). Since that time, I always hoped I could return to New York again and retake a few of the photos that I made during that first trip to the “Big Apple”.

So I have spent this last week in New York. Seven days wandering around the carismathic neighborghoods of this amazing city, revisiting its landmarks and discovering new beautiful places, getting to know its streets and squares… I had such an incredible time there!! Maybe this time the skycrappers didn’t look so huge as the first time, but I have more time to look at the small details of its architecture and enjoy the contrast between the different buildings and areas. And I could experience a bit more the incredible fast and busy life of this city.

I also enjoyed to experience another season in New York. Two years ago I visited the city in June. It was sunny, hot and very humid, and it was difficult to walk long distances with those high temperatures and the sticky air. This time I could see the city during the best days of spring: the streets and parks were full of cherry blosoms and flowers and all the trees had this gorgeous bright green of the new leafs.

The first days I explored the areas of Midtown, Chelsea, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, Central Park and Brooklyn. Here are some of the photos I took there. I hope you like them!

New York Public Library. Canon EOS 1200D 18mm f/11 1/6sec. ISO100
White heron in Central Park. Canon EOS 1200D 250mm f/5.6 1/800sec. ISO100
Alwyn Court Building in the 6th Ave. Canon EOS 1200D 18mm f/3.5 1/80sec. ISO100
Roof views. Canon EOS 1200D 55mm f/11 1/80sec. ISO 100
Black squirrel in St. Nicholas Park. Canon EOS 1200D 250mm f/5.6 1/160sec. ISO100
General Grant National Memorial. Canon EOS 1200D 18mm f/11 1/125sec. ISO100
Columbia University. Canon EOS 1200D 27mm f/11 1/40sec. ISO100
Unfinished Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Canon EOS 1200D 11mm f/11 1/160sec. ISO100
Upper West Side. Canon EOS 1200D 21mm f/11 1/20sec. ISO 100
Brooklyn. Canon EOS 1200D 23mm f/10 1/20sec. ISO100
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. Canon EOS 1200D 23mm f/11 1/30sec. ISO100



11 thoughts on “Back to New York

    1. Thanks, Anne!!! So glad you like them!! I started with the photos from the first two days I stayed there, so I’ll post a few more in the next weeks…
      I’ve never been in the Bronx yet… Maybe in my next visit I’ll go there to visit the Botanical gardens, I’ve heard it’s a beautiful place!!
      I found Manhattan and Brooklyn very different too!! So I imagine the Bronx is like a totally different city too!
      I love NY but I think I would be able to live there for a long time…. I’m loving the calm and quiet life in Zurich so far… it’s totally the opposite!!! 🙂
      Have a great weekend, Anne!

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      1. I moved to California when I was 15 in 1953. The Bronx was okay then. We lived in a tenement near the Bronx Zoo. I used to walk there and knew the zoo. Well. About 15 years after I moved, I was visiting my family in Queens. My uncle took me to the Bronx and the street where I lived, and it looked like it had been bombed. Now my family lives in Long Island, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. And, we have a west coast group too. I guess I’m saying, don’t bother with the Bronx! Looking forward to the rest of your Manhattan images.


  1. Me encanta que vayas donde vayas siempre hay bichitos en tus fotos? La foto de roof view…..impresionante…….FOTÓN! y la de los almendros en floor, ya sabes que son mi devilidad. Me encanta todo el artículo.

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    1. Para mi estos bichillos son también parte importante de los sitios que visito!! La mayor parte de la gente retrata a los lugareños humanos… yo me fijo en estos otros, los peluditos o llenos de plumas 🙂
      La foto de los depósitos la hice desde el hotel!! Ventajas de estar en edificios altos!! Me encantan, me parecen tan característicos de NY como los rascacielos o las escaleras de incendios!! Y los cerezos… ya sabes que también son mi obsesión!!!


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