New York City Photographic Tour (or Yes, I Probably Have Traveler’s ADHD): Part 1

Madison Avenue Mannequins

Madison Avenue Mannequins

Ride Along on a Photographic Tour of New York City


I’m beginning to consider New York City my home away from home. It’s a four and a half hour ride from my place in New Hampshire, making it far enough for an impulsive weekend getaway but not so far that I have to fly. As many of you know, I hate to fly. No, I’m not scared of it. I’m bored. Bored, to tears, with:

  • Standing in line to check my luggage (It’s one suitcase. I pack light. Can’t I just sit on the sucker?)
  • Standing in line to be felt up (Look, TSA, some girls have to wear under-wire bras. Program that into your fancy metal detecting gizmo!)
  • Standing in line to board (Less talkin’, more walkin’, folks!)
  • Standing in line to sit (Really? I have to stand in line to sit?)
  • Sitting still (Me??? Cruel & inhumane treatment! I want my lawyer!)
  • Standing in line for the bathroom (One teensy bathroom? On a plane with this many women & children?? Drinking soda & wine??? )
  • Standing in line to get off the plane (Places to go! People to see! Bathrooms to find! Move it! Move it!)
  • And…say it with me…standing in line to get my luggage (It’s one suitcase! I pack light. Can’t I just sit on the sucker?)

I just want to GO. Now. So, hopping in the car with my coffee, setting the old iPod to shuffle and putting pavement under my wheels, quick-like, en route to the city is a dream.

I also dabble in photography. My hard drive is crammed with photos I’ve taken in my many day & weekend trips to NYC. Today I’d like to share a few with you. Hope you enjoy. (And look, no standing in line!)

A Few of my Photos of NYC

The Met Life Tower: Currently being converted into the New York Edition Hotel.

The Met Life Tower: Currently being converted into the New York Edition Hotel.

One of only two Barosaurus specimens in the world. American Museum of Natural History.

One of only two Barosaurus specimens in the world. American Museum of Natural History.

A romantic engraved lock on The Brooklyn Bridge.

The Brant Park ice skating rink.

The Brant Park ice skating rink.

The Empire State Building from High Line Park.

The Empire State Building from High Line Park.

The Flat Iron building at dusk.

The Flat Iron building at dusk.

light building

Light dancing off the IAC Building along the High Line.

View from seating over 10th Avenue on the High Line.

View from seating over 10th Avenue on the High Line.

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos and will be inspired to visit New York City yourself!

Have you been to New York City? Have more information to offer or questions? Photos to share? Don’t be shy! Leave a comment in the comment box below. We love to hear from you :) And don’t forget to follow this blog by entering your email in the “Follow” box in the sidebar above. You can also like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter , Google + and Pinterest! And you can always find great deals on hiking & travel gear in our online store, The Caffeinated Shopper.

Until next time, happy and safe day-travels,

Erin, the Caffeinated Day Tripper

Erin, the Caffeinated Day Tripper

 

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26 Comments

  1. Reply Chris Boothman

    Such a unique collection of images here Erin, I love them all! NYC is one of my favorite cities throughout the world so I may be a little biased here. The Flatiron building is such a gorgeous design and you captured this so vividly here – kudos to you on that one.

    Just a sidenote, I really like the Amazon affiliations at the bottom. I know sometimes advertisements can be annoying but these works really well on your site – plus I am a fond Amazon user :)

    • Reply Erin

      Wow, Chris, thanks so much! I’m so pleased, even if you may be biased. lol! Glad you don’t mind the affiliate ads. Always trying to strike that balance, you know ;)

  2. Reply Sam @ Travelling King

    Fantastic photo! Woudl love to visit new york one day!
    I LOVE your rambling about flying – LOL!! It’s so me i have ADHD but it has gottena little better with age but i HATE sitting still for hours!! We have a trip over to China end of this year via Singapore and we are going to tryout business class – see if it helps curb the bordem!

    • Reply Erin

      Thanks. And what a relief to hear that someone else feels the way I do about boredom on flights! I’m not alone. ;) Good luck on that flight to China.

  3. Reply lorrie

    those are some amazing photos thanks so much for sharing I love to take photos while im on my travels too

  4. Reply Bob R

    I haven’t been in NYC in more than 12 years. Yikes. Love the Flat Iron bldg. We’ve got one in Ljubljana but ours in only three stories high. And much smaller. :)

  5. Reply Angela Anderson (AngelaTravels)

    Looks like a great trip. I have only traveled to NYC once for only a day. I didn’t even go to a lot of the touristy areas but do vaguely remember walking through Time Square. I would love to ice skate or see the city in the winter time, decorated for Christmas.

  6. Reply Jonas Gheysen

    Awesome photos, yeah I’m here now in NYC… Its awesome here springtime, enjoying the great buildings the lights… I love it, surely I will come back and maybe I will stay here for my hole life. I was interest in New York when I was a child, I love the buildings, the skyline, the bridges…. This is the best city in the world!

  7. Reply Constance - Foreign Sanctuary

    Beautiful collection of photos of NYC!! I am with Michael – I love the flat iron building picture!!

    I love NYC and its upbeat vibe!! There is definitely something special about the lights and the glamour that draws you in!!

    • Reply Erin

      Thanks, Constance. The Flat Iron is my second favorite building in NYC. I also love the Chrysler Building.

      I agree with you. NY is something special. A sparkling jewel.

    • Reply Erin

      Thanks, Michael. I wish I had a tripod with me as it would have come out a little better but you know life on the go!

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