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The White House

The White House

Hello, Mr. President.. 🙂

I was expecting a bigger White House, but I guess stuff you see in the movies are actually not so big in real life.

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Architecture Photos Sculptures

Needle

Needle

This is the sculpture in front of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum.

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Capitol

Capitol

Looky what we got here.. It’s the US Capitol’s dome..
Taken on a weekend Memorial Weekend tour..

The United States Capitol is the capitol building that serves as the seat of government for the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. It is located in Washington, D.C., on top of Capitol Hill at the east end of the National Mall. Although not in the geographic center of the District of Columbia, the Capitol is the focus by which the quadrants of the district are divided. Officially, the east and west sides of the Capitol are referred to as “fronts”. Historically, however, the east front was initially the side of the building intended for the arrival of visitors and dignitaries.

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Landscape Photos Sculptures Urban

Telectroscope

Telectroscope

A weird steampunk sculpture erupted underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the bridge, this structure was put up. It looks like a cannon poised to blast Manhattan..

The Telectroscope (linking New York and London)

Hardly anyone knows that a secret tunnel runs deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean. In May 2008, more than a century after it was begun, the tunnel has finally been completed. An extraordinary optical device called a Telectroscope has been installed at both ends which miraculously allows people to see right through the Earth from London to New York
and vice versa.

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Architecture People Photos

Flip it

Flip it

Some kid doing some tricks in front of the museum.

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Landscape Photos Urban

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is a large, tall, white-colored obelisk near the west end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It is a United States Presidential Memorial constructed to commemorate George Washington. The monument is the world’s tallest stone structure, and is the world’s tallest obelisk, standing 555 feet 5⅛ inches (169.294 m) in height[1] and made of marble, granite, and sandstone. It was designed by Robert Mills, an architect of the 1840s. The actual construction of the monument began in 1848 but was not completed until 1884, almost 30 years after the architect’s death. This hiatus in construction was because of a lack of funds and the intervention of the American Civil War. A difference in shading of the marble, visible approximately 150 feet (45 m) up, clearly delineates the initial construction from its resumption in 1876.

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Event Landscape Photos Urban

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In preparation of Memorial Day, several wooden gravestones have been erected along Independence National Historic Park

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People Photos Urban

Tell Me Off?

Tell Me Off?

I found this guy along 42nd street in Bryant Park while walking towards the subway. I don’t know what this means but I guess for $1, he’s allowing you to “Tell Him Off”. Anyone here mind telling me what that means?

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Event Nightscape Photos Urban

Happy 125th

Happy 125th

Yesterday was the kickoff celebration for the 125th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge. The highlight of the night was a Grucci fireworks extravaganza. There also was a concert by the Brooklyn Philharmonic so I expected a lot of people to show up at DUMBO. This was taken at Brooklyn Heights.

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Photos Urban

42

42

The ever familiar 42nd Street.

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Architecture Photos Urban

Stargate

Stargate

The New York State Pavilion, constructed as the state’s exhibit hall for the 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair, is also a feature of the Flushing Meadows Park. However, no new use for the building was found after the Fair and the structure sits derelict and decaying.

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Architecture Urban

a bridge from DUMBO

a bridge from DUMBO

Another one of those places that has been shot to death, the Manhattan Bridge from DUMBO.

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Event People Photos Urban

Glassy-eyed

Glassy-eyed

Another one of the participants in the Dance Parade.. I wonder what he’s gonna be dancing to..

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Event Indoor People Photos

Down The Aisle

Down The Aisle

They look like a bunch of mini-brides walking down the aisle right? 😀 Actually, they just had their First Communion.. that’s Julienne way back in the line.

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Event People Photos Urban

Dance Parade

Dance Parade

Here’s a dancer from the Dance Parade. Lifted off of their website, here’s a short description of what it’s all about.

On May 17th, thousands of us will dance in the streets of New York City, moving to every kind of dance music under the sun. Why?
To celebrate diversity as “One Parade with Many Cultures” 31 genres are represented:
African, Algerian, Ballet/Ethnic, Ballroom, Ballroom, Swing, Latin & Tango, Belly Dance, Break Dance, Cumbia, Disco, Ecstatic, Folkloric, Greek, Hip-Hop, Hooper, House, Hustle and Salsa, Jazz, Mambo, Modern, Roller Dance, Roller Disco, Sacred, Salsa, Samba, Swing, Tap Dance, Techno, Tinku, Tribal, West Coast Swing, Zydeco, just to start!

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Nightscape Photos Urban

West Side

West Side

Awhile back I mentioned something about Weehawken people having a spectacular view of the city.. well, here it is. Imagine having to wake up to this scenery.

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Architecture Photos Urban

Observatory Towers

Observatory Towers

A relic of the New York World’s Fair, towering over Flushing Meadows is the twin Observatory Towers of the New York State Pavilion. In the decades after the Fair closed it remains an abandoned and badly neglected relic of the Fair, with its roof gone the once bright floors and walls are almost faded away. If you’ve seen Men In Black, then you might remember the alien they call a Bug climbing one of the towers.

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Nightscape Photos Urban

Cut

Cut

Took a stroll under DUMBO, killing time while waiting for the plane to land.

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Architecture Nightscape Photos Urban

Unisphere

Unisphere

As taken from Wikipedia.

Unisphere is a 12-story high, spherical stainless steel representation of the Earth. Located in Flushing Meadows Park in the Borough of Queens, New York City, the Unisphere is one of the Borough’s most iconic and enduring symbols.

The Unisphere, commissioned to celebrate the beginning of the space age, was conceived and constructed as the Theme Symbol of the 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair. The Theme of the World’s Fair was “Peace Through Understanding” and the Unisphere represented the theme of global interdependence. It was dedicated to “Man’s Achievements on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe.”

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Architecture Urban

Pershing Cafe

Pershing Cafe

I’ve passed by this brasserie under the Park Avenue viaduct a lot of times already and not once did I had the nerve to venture inside. I guess it’s the cheapskate in me screaming “If you’re hungry, go get a Gyro!” 😀

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Nature

Pink Triage

Pink Triage

Just a couple of pink tulips.

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People Photos

Reflecting

Reflecting

On the way out of the Botanical Garden after a day’s stroll, there was this kid sitting on a stone staring at something.

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Architecture Nightscape Photos Urban

The Times

The Times

Tied in third as the “Tallest Building in NYC” is the New York Times Building, which is the newest kid on the block. The Times’ motto is “All the news that’s fit to print.”, and my motto is “All the stuff that’ll fit the frame” 😀

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Architecture Nightscape Photos Urban

New Yorker

New Yorker

So, a while ago, I went out & took a boat to New Jersey to get a different perspective of Manhattan. I walked south from Port Imperial along the waterfront when I spied a 100-foot stairway zigzagging against the cliff. Thinking that a better view could be seen from atop the stairway, I ventured further. Although a bit out of breath from the climb, the view was astounding! I was thinking “Boy, these Weehawkens (or whatever they’re called) have it good!”.

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Architecture Photos Urban

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

Here’s a bridge right across of the Boston Museum of Science & Charles Hayden Planetarium.

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Indoor People Photos

Dare desu ka?!

Dare desu ka?!

This is Ichigo from the Japanese manga Bleach, written & illustrated by Kubo Tite. It’s one of the several manga titles I’ve been reading. The scene is from Volume 22, Chapter 192, where Ichigo whips Yammy’s butt. I’ve probably read this chapter over 20 times already now. It never gets old, I’ll probably be reading it over & over again while waiting for the next chapter to be released..

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Indoor Photos Urban

Piss Tag

Piss Tag

Taken in a male’s restroom somewhere around Union Square.

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Photos Urban

Where to?

Where to?

Despite the dreary weather, my friend Nina (check out her photo blog here) wanted to go shoot some stuff. At first, we were planning to go “paparazzi mode” and go see Rachel Ray at the Upper West Side, but we know we were a bit late, we opted for “the photographer’s disneyland”, B&H Photo. Turns out, even B&H was closed, so we proceeded westwards & got to the piers where I saw this solitary blue footprint.. talk about weird..

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Architecture Photos Urban

City Hall Square

City Hall Square

Approaching the City Hall from the south side, this is what you’ll see – the 37 feet, 27 ton tower of the city founder, William Penn.

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Architecture Photos Urban

Wisdom & Knowledge

Wisdom & Knowledge

This is the frieze at the entrance of the GE Building in Rockefeller Center. It depicts Wisdom & is created by Lee Lawrie.