Postcards From New York City – Part 2

This is our last post from our time in New York.

We feel as sad to hit “publish” today as we did when we left the city.

To experience New York City for a prolonged period is something we never imagined we’d do. And we didn’t love it just for the amazing sights we saw or the friends we made – it was also thoroughly educational. It is the undisputed epicenter of western society and a microcosm of the world at large. We learned a lot about life as an American and had a glimpse into our own heritage as well. Every day we went beyond our front door we were pleasantly surprised with the big city’s quirks and charms, and were drawn to many beautiful displays of the human spirit.

New York – you have turned this small town couple into big-city-lovers. But we only have eyes for you….

 

What’s not to love?

Manhattan Lights

 

Brooklyn

 

Okay, well, maybe your financial system could use some work.

New York Stock Exchange

 

But you’ve got lots of pretty things to keep us distracted…

Like all your gorgeous churches (seen here: Cathedral of St John the Divine).

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

 

Riverside Church.

Riverside Church - New York City

 

Brooklyn Church

 

Atlas

 

The architecture is so varied and stunning, there is always something to look at.

The Flatiron Building.

Flatiron Building

 

The Guggenheim Museum.

Guggenheim

 

Grand Central Station.

Grand Central Station

 

The understated and iconic Empire State Building.

Empire State Building

 

The Empire State Building again, framed by the Manhattan Bridge.

Manhattan Bridge Framing the Empire State

 

It was impossible for us to pass by Rockefeller Center and not hum the theme to “30 Rock”.

Rockefeller Center

 

NBC Rainbow Room

 

There is only one Broadway.

One Broadway

 

Thank you New York. We hope we served you as well as you served us.

 

You can find all of our “Postcard” Collections below:

Postcards from New York – Part 1

Postcards from Morocco

Postcards from Italy

Postcards from Croatia

 

For a lot more photos, travel inspiration and other fun stuff join us our Facebook fan page! :)
 

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  • March 16 2012

    Again, gorgeous. The one outside St John the Devine is so dramatic.

    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      Cheers Jeff, I was really happy how that one turned out.

  • Ter
    March 16 2012

    I love the Grand Central Station photo – capturing both the clear stillness and the blurred movement of the people.

    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      Thanks Ter, me too! I also tried to make a tilt-shift out of this shot and it worked out pretty well but I didn’t post it. I will probably post in our flickr feed…

  • March 16 2012

    Holy crap those are amazing photos! I wish we didn’t have just our point and shoot when we were there.
    Love the shot of the Empire State building being framed by the bridge!

    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      Thanks Cole! I’m surprised how perfect this spot is for this shot with the ESB framed.

  • Inspiring photos–thanks!
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  • BEYOND AMAZING!!!!! The 1st one took my breath away.

    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      Thanks Andi. I’m happy the way they turned out because of the effort it took to get them. I practically froze on the pier taking these as I had a 3 minute shutter and took about 30 different shots that night. The wind off the East River is COLD!!

  • March 16 2012

    I love the warm tones you captured in the Brooklyn skyline, and in Riverside Church. Seriously kick ass job Pete!

    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      Thanks so much Leah!! We miss you, come to Turkey!!

  • jan
    March 17 2012

    New York City is loved. Your photos make me sad not to be there!

    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      I’m kinda sad not to be there anymore as well.

  • March 17 2012

    Beautiful pictures again guys, but did everybody leave town while you were there? Other than a sparse Grand Central, it looks deserted.
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    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      My thoughts were exactly the same. I was worried I wasn’t going to be able to get a good shot. But I set up the tripod at the top of the Apple Store and shot away. I even like how the guys with mobiles stayed still in the bottom of the frame.

  • March 17 2012

    I’ve loved all your New York posts. It seems like you both had some pretty great experiences there, and isn’t that what travel is about?

    The photos are fantastic. So many creative shots, but I love that one of the Empire State Building and the Manhattan bridge.
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    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      Thanks Alouise. Both Dalene and I try to be as creative as possible when it comes to the photography. And NYC didn’t disappoint us. And you are certainly right about experiences and travel.

  • March 17 2012

    Incredible photos again. Love two of the churches in particular, the Brooklyn Church with the gnarly tree and the one with the angel outside. Great photos :)
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    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      Thanks Laurence! That Brooklyn Church I think is my favorite. We were aimlessly just wandering in Brooklyn when we came upon this, lucky find…. If anyone knows the name of this church, let us know!!

  • March 17 2012

    Great shots! The churches are my favs.

    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      Thanks so much Hogga! Inside the Riverside was pretty incredible. And luckily I got there when nobody was inside so I could take a few photos.

  • March 17 2012

    Love the pics! Went to the top of Rockefeller Center (30 Rock!) and saw the whole city from up there.. pretty amazing place and a great view for sure!

    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      Thanks Derek. We loved the views of Manhattan from 30 Rock.

  • March 18 2012

    Beautiful Photos! Really enjoyed all your posts from New York and am looking forward to reading about Turkey.

    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      Really appreciated Claire. We are definitely enjoying our time here in Turkey and really looking forward to get some posts published.

  • I just pinned this to my Photos I Wish I Took board!

    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      Thanks for the pin Stephanie!! I’ve now followed your boards :)

  • March 18 2012

    Aaah, these photos make me want to return to one of my favorite cities in the world so bad!! Great photos, Pete :)
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    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      Thanks Dani, but I can’t take all the credit :) Dalene plays a big part of the photography as well.

  • March 18 2012

    Breathtaking pics. Wow. Thank you Pete and Dalene for sharing them with us.
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  • March 18 2012

    How in the world did they let you set up a tripod in Grand Central? Or did you spend the night in jail?!

    • March 19 2012

      Uh oh. Did we just get away with something criminal?? Good thing we fled the country… :)

  • March 18 2012

    Nice photos – I like the Grand Central interior and the cathedral with the statue in front. If you get a chance to swing down to Philly, you should check out 30th St Station – amazing architecture.
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    • March 19 2012

      Thanks Don! We’re long gone now…not sure when we’ll be back that way…

  • Ali
    March 19 2012

    Again such amazing pictures! I especially love the first one, beautiful!
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  • March 21 2012

    I knew I would love part two before I even saw it. Now that I’ve seen it…well, no surprise that I think I it’s fantastic. Really glad you guys chose to go to NYC!
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    • Pete
      March 21 2012

      Thanks Cherina!! WE are very happy that we chose to go as well. We just miss it now :)

  • March 21 2012

    You’re making me miss NYC again. Love that city, even though it made me crazy while living there.

    • Pete
      March 21 2012

      We miss it too. I don’t think we were there long enough for it to drive us crazy. How come it made you crazy?

      • March 21 2012

        We lived there for 5 years and I swear we didn’t have a single full night’s sleep. Bad neighbours etc…And then there’s the day in and day out bombardment of stimuli, the cranky rush hour on the train, we sometimes joke that we’ve lived out every Seinfeld episode there is. Whether you like it or not, living there changes you, I definitely speak my mind now :)

        • Pete
          March 22 2012

          I now see how it drove you crazy… That’s funny about living out the Seinfeld episodes. I agree with your quote in that living anywhere changes you. Thanks for your comments :)

          • A Cook Not Mad (Nat)
            March 22 2012

            Rewatch the episode where the barking dog keeps Elaine up all night… not so funny :)
            So many NY stories we could tell. I feel a blog post coming on…

  • March 21 2012

    Your photos are unreal.

    • Pete
      March 22 2012

      No, they’re real. I promise ;)

  • March 21 2012

    Great pics – love the one of Grand Central Station. New York is just such a photogenic city (even the gritty parts!)
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    • Pete
      March 22 2012

      Thanks! I love the gritty parts too.

  • March 25 2012

    Great photos, as always.

    What do you use to make your “postcards”? I may or may not want to steal the idea… ;)

    • March 25 2012

      Steal away! :) Pete does it in photoshop, just applying a drop shadow and then the border and text. Really easy!

  • April 4 2012

    It amazes me how much there is too see in this city, and i love finding posts like this which offer visual galleries of some of New York’s best features and things to do. My favourite place for art and architecture, certainly.

  • April 13 2012

    Your shot of the Riverside church, WOW. You make New York look like an amazing work of art. Which it sort of is. Great job as always!
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  • March 23 2014

    My all time favorite place on earth!
    Seeing those (really great) pictures makes me want to go there again….
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