Shadows in New York City

I am combining challenges, so as we walk with Restless Jo – let us also explore some shadows around the Big Apple, which is linked to the Daily Post for shadowed.

priorhouse shadows in NYC

Did you notice the parking levels in the lower left photo? – Well parking in new york is “layered” and it is fascinating to watch the cars get stacked or moved on a  revolving lift.

A trip to NYC usually involves a walk in Central Park:priorhouse walk with jo lower loop central park stroll

Here is what central park looks like – as you look down – from the Top of the Rock (linked to travel with intent).

shadows nyc priorhouse 2014

apple store in nyc - priorhouse 2015
Walking in New York City has many places to stop and play – so after walking in the park – we got back on 5th Avenue to visit the basement level Apple Store. And  joy is making silly faces on iPhones…so this is linked to Kan’s challenge week 24.

author update – cool post fromCB relating to new york:

 

christie from poetic parfait - mayas new york poemauthor update: and check out Lia’s looking up in NY post here:

https://lifestyleswithlia.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/friday-photo-feature-new-york-city-looking-up/

 


146 thoughts on “Shadows in New York City

  1. Wow, Yvette! Stunning post! You have everything in there 🙂 🙂 Just drop me off in Central Park and I’m sure I’ll be happy! Many thanks to you and a happy weekend!

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    1. ok Jo – I will take you to central park for some walkin….well it might be linking up too much – but I have new york on my mind this week and it sorta flowed. I did not get to share the civil war bullets after all – but I will be over to show you them… 🙂 hugs

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  2. Wonderful! I love those shadows at the start. I love the parking thing too – so clever isn’t it. And walking in Central Park – heaven! There is such variety there. Lovely post Yvette

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    1. thanks ❤ – and I did not realize how many shadows are in so many of my NYC photos – especially with all those tall buildings – it seems like shadows are everywhere there – hmmmm

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    1. thanks for dropping by wise monkeys – and hope you do not mind, but I HAVE to share a link to your recent photo from the warmth wpc – oh my gosh – still cracks me up – I call it –
      the invisible man

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      1. well the spiral notebooks remind me of your “writer’s post” where you shared those notebooks – whew! T shared something last year too – and well, such good example of the grit of the writing process.

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      2. well thanks for noting – and one thing I really remember well has to do with things people say – maybe form so many years of listening – but auditory storing is just natural and sometimes I remember what people say more than they do…

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      3. ha! – well I am horrible with “names:” sometimes – and so while I am really good with faces and remembering what people say – if I do not store that name properly – well – argh!!! and scary you say? nah – it just means that I listen – and well, I can also sense when people are bullshi**ers (excuse the french on that) and well I just prefer honesty and when folks shoot straight – and as Judge Judy always says – when we keep it real and stay honest, we never have to “remember” what we said – we can just be in peace 🙂

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      4. I´m a bullshi…er, and believe me I´m at peace.
        You did just curse didn´t you? And you said you didn´t like when I cursed on my blog.See? I too remember things, and detect and sniff the…well you know.

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      5. oh no sir spaniard, I added some stars into that word – oops!!! – 🙂 lol – and well, “I’m not a perfect person…” (sniff) ha!
        and I try not to judge, but as you know for me personally, I do try and watch the power words I use – you know, so as to not water them down – and for other reasons… 🙂
        have a good night amigo

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      6. and actually CP4 – I think I told you that I just skipped over those kinda posts on your blog – and I respect that you can (and should) write about what you want – so let’s refresh the memory of that too…

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      7. 🙂 hahah, “I don´t believe a word you say” and then ” my father used to say if you tell the truth you don´t have to have a good memory” You crack me up.
        But I´m telling the truth though when I say I have bad memory.

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      8. ha – and well after I make a post for the show called The Profit (hopefully this coming week – February sometime) I am going to make a highlight vid of a few of our favorite quotes from judge judy – the boys and I used to watch her show – and little nuggets learned still stick with us have a great day amigo

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  3. These are fascinating! I’ve never been to NYC and am so amazed at the size of the park in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Your photo really puts it into perspective! 😀 {{{Hugs}}}

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    1. well dear swossie-Q – put this city on your bucket list. And I do not say that lightly – and actually there is no other place I suggest to add to a bucket list – but NYC is a must “feel” at least once…. I never went in the 80’s cos it was considered unsafe for a while – and in the 90’s I never thought of it either – I turned down a few trips to go there with friends – even one where my sis and her friends stayed at the waldorf – but then we went one day and oh my goodness…. amazing vibe….

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  4. Sigh….loved your view of NYC. I’ve only been there once and spent my “tourist time” at Ground Zero. Needless to say, it kind of flavored the rest of my time there and I didn’t really get to see anything else. Gorgeous!
    And, speaking of gorgeous…is that you and your family in the top right??
    Now, I’m going to check out some of the photo challenges you noted. I haven’t posted any photos in a while and need some inspiration.
    Have a great Saturday, Yvette!
    Love, M

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    1. Hey momma joy – I can see why you sent your time at ground zero – and I think some of the touristy things are a must – like the entire day we spent seeing the statue of liberty/ellis island “had” to be done, but I am good if I never do it again. also – have you seen this little structure that was made using some of the plane wreckage from 911:

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    1. oh how fun – and we have not done it for a few years, but if you check online ahead of time they have some great deals on broadway packages that include dinner and a show – for off broadway selections sometimes too.

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      1. yes and the prices can be great – especially if you want to see the popular shows 🙂 and have fun in April – what nice place to go with your D ❤

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  5. Great one! I love NYC at the holidays! When they stack the cars they are very rough with them. I have numerous dent and scratches from these lots but it is a marvelous concept! Perfect post.

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    1. Oh yes- yes yes – thanks for noting that – and we have not handed over the keys very often – and the times we have things have been fine – but you are right — all valets can pose risk but especially some of those high rise factory storage ones… whew

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      1. yeah – and we actually started parking outside the main areas – and then subway on in to where we need to be. Gives us more sightseeing. Not always doable – but sometimes it is…

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    1. thanks so much Amy – and that was such a quick and random shot – one day I’d like to go back and take some serious photos – of certain places – but more of the people – like the sketch artists that set up not he curb and do portraits for 5 to 20 dollars (they negotiate the price with you – it’s fun)- and I also want to capture some musicians – maybe this summer – cos it is only 6 hours from where we live – but better than that is that it a super easy drive — all flat and straight up I-95….

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      1. So many activities and the diversity of the city are great subjects for photography. When I visited NYC, it was the time before I started my blog. 🙂

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      2. well when you go back again I think it will be interesting to see what you find with your lens. I know photographers change just like other artists do… and speaking of that – one year we watched an artist painting in times square. She had this huge easel – a couple hundred dollars worth of oils – and a medium size canvas and was doing an abstract of the buildings – I would do anything to go back and record her in action – but at the time I was just looking – was not thinking of any pics… well maybe a couple pics – but you know… 🙂

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      3. I agree that photographers change as other artists do. I’d love to see your photos of this artist.
        I know I have learned much from bloggers. Also, photo devices, lens, and software have been improved so much.

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      4. Amy – I did not even get one picture! argh! In fact, on that trip I barely took dozen shots – which I know is good because sometimes we just have to “live it” and experience it – and sometimes I take no photos just for that reason (well I might sneak one or two in) but one trip that I also did not get a pic of was this interactive singing guy who entertained everyone in a long line – he was soliciting money – but whew – he was good – and he would ask ya where you are from – sing about your town and just a brilliant street guy… but not a single shot… oh well..
        and I agree with you about improvements – and crazy to think that folks are walking around with Google glass now – my hubs said that is what I need – just click click click – lol – but nahhhhhh

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      5. NYC is unique because of people, say the least! I can’t imagine wearing google glass and click, click… then, who knows…. 😀

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      6. I KNOW!!! and I did hear the glass is not as successful as they had hoped –
        here is a snippet:

        In the video, host John Pozadzides explains that “this is the first time” Geek Beat has ever dedicated an entire episode to “telling people not to buy a product” simply because he thinks “it would be a terrible mistake for the vast majority of you to buy one.” Pozadzides goes on to say that his disappointment with Glass “was nearly instantaneous” the minute he started wearing the headset, which was especially unfortunate for him because he’d just sent Google more than $1,700 of his own money to acquire the prescription version of the device.

        What was so disappointing to him about Glass? Just about everything. He found that the eyepiece used for the computer was too heavy to make the glasses comfortable and he was always worried that they’d fall off his face if he looked downward. Glass’s battery life is “nothing less than abysmal” and “won’t last more than a few hours at most,” and that’s if you’re not using it to actually do anything such as take pictures or shoot video. Glass is also deemed “crash-tastic” as there were many times he tried to shoot a video and “Glass didn’t respond to anything.”

        And it gets even better: Pozadzides notes that the way Glass is designed, you can only adjust the screen and camera horizontally, not vertically.

        more here…
        http://bgr.com/2014/09/04/why-is-google-glass-bad-2/

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      7. Good to know! That’s not good! Thank you so much for sharing the info. I’ll go the link to hear more. I haven’t considered the Glass, and I don’t know who has a pair.

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      8. me either – but cool technology for sure – and even if it is not a complete winner – it takes “some” flops and losses to get to the great and amazing – 🙂

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  6. It really looks like a little piece of paradise that was put down smack in the middle of this big city. Such a lively place Yvette and great photos. You’ve been on quite a walk for sure. Thanks for sharing hon. ♥

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      1. Yes, I’ve heard. I would love just to go and sit and watch them … not talk to them … just sit there and watch everyone. 😀

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      2. Oh wow! It’s really big! I think I’ll need more than a day to cover that whole area. 😆 Thanks for sharing hon. 😀

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      3. well I once had a map of all the sculptures you could go and see in the park – we never did it tho –
        from Google maps: “7 miles / 2.9 miles up fifth ave (59th to 110th) .6 miles across the top of the park on 110th 2.9 miles down central park west to 59th and .6 miles back to fifth ave. It is relatively flat with lots of distractions”
        also – with celebrity sighting there – well you are never really “sure” because in person they often look very different – or they are just look-a-likes – ha!

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      4. Sounds like that would be a great project to start with, but that’s lots of work as well. 😀 It’s really huge and one day I would love to go for a quick visit for sure. I just hope it will be quiet. 😆

        Hahahahah! Yes, and the fact that most of them, especially the ladies won’t have their make-up on. 😆

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      5. That too. LOL! But I will recognize Johnny Depp in any disguise. hahahah!

        Oh, I know. That is the first thought that jumped into my head. Spiders and birds!!! 😆

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      6. hahaha – and my husband and I still disagree about whether or not we saw Samuel Jackson one day – I saw him in a dozen movies and I insist it was him with a hat on!
        anyhow, thanks for sharing in this thread – I enjoyed it amiga

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      7. Well, tell your hubby a woman is always right, so yes, I believe you saw Samuel Jackson. Now he just have to agree to the fact that you are right. 😆

        You’re very welcome hon. Same here. ♥

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    1. yes, in some ways I would say it is different – but in other ways it is likely very similar – but in the late 80’s – we knew a girl who was there and had her purse robbed – and then there was the subway shootings – and so it was always like, “new York – nahhh – think I’ll pass” just like I never wanted to go to “Atlantic City” – but now NYC is a place I could visit monthly (but can;t overdo it either – ha!)
      and Pomme THANKS for the song
      💞💞

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      1. Our first impression of NY was on our first day when we got on a bus and the driver said we had to get off because we didn’t have the right change for the fare. Then a lovely young lady passed the money to us for the fare and smiled at us. It made our day. Every where we went we found friendly people. Have lots of really good memories of our time in USA

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  7. I’ve been to NYC one time in 2010 and it was overwhelming for a country girl. Now, at least, I can say I have done it. ha ha. It’s fun to see your perspective and your photos. What a good idea to combine several challenges into one post.

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    1. yes, it can be overstimulating – and even though much safer these days – I am always in alert mode (more than my normal alert mode I guess)
      and thanks for the comment ❤ ✌

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  8. Great post, Yvette. I’ve never been to New York. Except for Central Park, it looks claustrophobic! But I’d love to visit one of these days — just because! Great family portrait! You should enlarge it! 😀

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    1. thanks – and it is a very grainy and was taken with a motorola phone camera (one of my favorite flip phones back in the day- and so cool at the time)
      and we have a few better pics from that weekend trip – but that was the one I grabbed for the collage — just a quick thought, ya know? anyhow, have a great rest of your weekend 🙂

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  9. Dear friend! Thank you again for including my poetry post here. The photos are great – I was in NYC several years ago and loved Central Park! When I walked through it I couldn’t believe how big it was! Great to see more of the city here today with your cool post 🙂

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    1. thanks Christy – for the comment and for letting me share your post – and I wish more people would share a few comments about what they get from poetry – it stretches and informs the reader is so many ways – and the way broke this one down was easy to digest and so informative

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  10. I laugh, and I also marvel at your blog, because of these kinds of posts …. Your creativity blows my mind … Maybe that is a commentary on my limited imagination / creativity! This post was really awesome. Shadows, in NYC? I am one of those individuals in the dark, who have never heard of the parking system you are talking about in your blog. Way to go, again, Professor Priorhouse.

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    1. thanks T!!!
      and next time I go I will get video footage of the bigger parking systems. we never really saw it because if you get parking with the hotel they just take you r car to one of their garages “somewhere” – but one day we were walking around and walked into a garage – and there are elevators for cars and the rows are automated – and cars go up and down and then get stacked in a slot – and we were just fascinated. so I will get some footage – we are hoping to make a one night trip next month….

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      1. yes, pretty nice, FIL is in town and ’til Tuesday and so nice to have him here. the boys are sad though – Denver Broncos lost tonight….

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      2. yeah, that made it even more painful I think – but I am glad your dad will be glad – even though the impression I get form IN fans is that they still love Peyton and it was hard to let him go… but glad it is working out for them now – (argh)

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      3. yes – that’s a deal – and even tho we have the “Bronco Blues” – the QB from Seattle’s team is from where we love now and so once they recover – they will move into rooting for the Hawks – but I do hope IN goes all the way – that would be cool…

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    1. Hi Z!
      no plane – it was just from the “top of the rock” observation deck ( 30 rockefeller plaza – HERE) – which might be the very bets place to get to in order to beta sky view. If you look at the lithe photo to the right you can see my spouse and husband crouched in the shadow – it was cold when we took pics that day… brrrrrr 🙂

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    1. week thanks – and sorry to make you homesick – I just checked out your blog and wow – u sure picked a completely different lifestyle from new york city – whew – thx for dropping by

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      1. yes and I just read you might be back in NYC for a bit – well looking forward to peeking in on your adventures – and your friend Mary’s story is an inspiration.

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    1. bahah – glad your feet are not tired from walking – ❤ ❤
      next time I will have to be a better hostess and feed ya – or at least show a few food pics… 🙂

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    1. well next time you go check out the top of the rock – the lines were not really that long and we were up an elevator and on the different roofs rather quickly… 🙂 thx for dropping by

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  11. Holy smokes Yvette, did you ever generate some interest with this one! Any you DEFINITELY get the “most challenge links” award as well 😊. We are lucky that our kids live in Tribeca so we get to NYC many times in a given year. The parking is clever, yes, but outrageously expensive. More than an apartment in many cities. Definitely don’t want to drive in the city if you don’t have to. And the subways are such a great way to get around in the winter when the city streets are so windy and cold. I felt so bad for the tourists up there over the holidays. It was cold and drizzly rain all week – the ONLY time you’d rather see snow!!! And finally, YES, the NYC Apple store is a tourist attraction in and of itself! I hit it every time I’m in town just to play with the latest toys and pick the best of the brains! Happy New Year to you.

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    1. oh tina p- thx and yeah – I saw that you were in NY over the holidays!!! sorry the weather was so cold – and with parking – well it helps if the hotel includes parking – and some off season visiting helps (and reading your comment made me miss NYC even more – and we are going to try and sneak away – planning it now – we were supposed to go in spetember but it feel thru – but that’s okay…)
      anyhow, I need to peek at some of your past posts to see if you have some NYC shots – ❤

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  12. I live in upstate New York – a whole different planet! I was scared of the city until this past September, when a friend and I traveled there to meet another friend – and, with two tour guides who knew Manhattan a lot better than I do, I felt almost at home in the big, big Apple.

    I’m looking forward to going again, and seeing some of these sights for myself! Great, artful post!

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    1. Shan – we are similar in how I am also from westerner new york and stayed away from there – but when I did go – well I like how you worded it – “felt a little at home” – which is crazy cos it is packed and hustling – and the funny thing is that new York city is closer to my house now than it was when I lived in New York State – and it is a much easier drive – go figure! thx for dropping by…

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  13. Love this post – great pictures! Love the family ones especially. You all look great! That’s the same loop we tend to stick to in Central Park. Next time, I vow to start higher up and get to the museum. We’ve still only seen a tiny section of the entire park, though it’s always enjoyable. I didn’t know that about stacking cars. My goodness it’s a crowded city. Hope you had a fun trip!

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    1. thanks K – and that family pic is 5 years old – but I picked it cos it felt kinda shadowy and grainy- and I agree – such a crowded city – with an energy all its own… hope you have a nice rest of the week – 🙂

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  14. I love central park… And that picture from Top of the Rock is stunning! Awesome collage and great capture of the funny faces in an iPhone! Sorry I missed a Joy is post this Tuesday…. was dying to write a longer piece. And I wrote about food, which is a joy in itself. I’ll link up to your post in the next one of the series, Yvette. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  15. Nice post Yvette! – I have never been to NYC – wish to visit it someday and your post is a nice introduction to part of the city 😉 Hope you had a wonderful New Year celebration – have to catch up bits here and there 😀

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