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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Brooklyn Bridge

New York City place in the popular imagination is cemented with its iconic structures and the Brooklyn Bridge is one that evokes the late 19th century, before the age of sky scrapers.   This image was created on a cold November morning.   The walkway was mostly empty as most of the tourists were waiting for later in the day when it would be less frigid.

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Brooklyn Bridge

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Canada Day, Victoria

By chance , I happened to be in Victoria for Canada Day.  Canada Day felt like a giant college football game with many of the revelers draping themselves in the Canadian flag, painting their faces or at least wearing red and white.  The mood of the crowd was joyful and everyone was clearly very proud to be Canadian.

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