September 24, 2011

Greyscale Manhattan

I've often heard about how people aren't usually tourists in the city of their own residence. I can honestly say that I have fit into that category. Living on Long Island, I've traveled into Manhattan perhaps hundreds of times, though usually with a destination or a purpose in mind. I had never just stayed in an NYC hotel room, sailed on the Circle Line, visited the Statue of Liberty, walked the observation deck at the Empire State Building, or taken a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park. I had never emerged from Penn Station with a suitcase in hand.

Not long ago, I decided to book a room on the Upper East Side so I could check out all of the famous NY landmarks. For this excursion, I brought along my old 35mm camera with several rolls of black and white film. It's been a long time since I've had to get any photographs developed, but the results came out very good. I've always thought that Manhattan looks fabulous in greyscale and I know Woody Allen would agree. I had a great time sightseeing in my own city and I hope you will enjoy looking at the snapshots that came from it. Cheers!!!

"But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap
and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men
into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith
and pierced themselves with many griefs."

~1 Timothy 6:6-10