The Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building is my favorite building in New York City.  It’s a shining Art Deco masterpiece.  The Empire State Building is more famous but The Chrysler Building outshines it, at least in my book.

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The Chrysler Building

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Manhattan Bridge

The Manhattan Bridge lives in both the literal and figurative shadow of the it’s more famous brother, the Brooklyn Bridge.   The Manhattan bridge is just to the east of the Brooklyn Bridge and both make the crossing between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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Manhattan Bridge

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Illuminated Building Roofline, Manhattan

I spotted this illuminated roof line while walking to Penn Station one evening after dinner.

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On the Way to Penn Station

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Late Afternoon Light on Brick Building in Brooklyn Heights

Only a month out from the winter solstice, the sun especially at more northern latitudes radiates narrow but very warm colored light as it sets.  Here it illuminates historic buildings in Brooklyn Heights.

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Winter Light on Brick Buidlings

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Fire Escape on a Brick Building in Brooklyn Hieghts

A fire escape on a historic building in Brooklyn Heights

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Fire Escape in Brooklyn

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Ancient Egyptian Statue, Brooklyn Museum

This statue at the Brooklyn Museum is over 3000 years old but looking directly at it feels like you are in looking across space and time right into ancient Egypt.

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Looking Across the Ages

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Building In Brooklyn Heights

 

The fading sun illuminates a building in Brooklyn Heights

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Brooklyn Heights, Late Afternoon

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5th Avenue

5th Avenue in Manhattan is the center of the consumer commercial culture.  All the famous high-end American brands have their flagship stores on 5th Avenue.  In the foreground on the right is the roofline of Bergdorf Goodmans.  The building behind is the Crown Building which is a beautiful piece of 1920’s architecture and especially striking when lit up at night.

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Evening on 5th Avenue

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Empire State Building At Night

As I walked through Manhattan on a cold November evening, I was feeling negative about the place.  The temperatures were frigid, the cold wind was burning my skin and the crowds were large in the stores.  New York City was feeling like a hard place to be.  But then I looked up and saw the Empire State Building, one of the icons of the city and I felt better about being there.

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Empire State Building

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