Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Straight Outta Brooklyn

2012-07-03 Manhattan Skyline From Bushwick, Brooklyn

Landed at La Guardia yesterday on a hazy summer day. The photo below is lower Manhattan from somewhere over Brooklyn. (Please turn off all electronic devices for landing.) Note the Liberty Tower, built on the site of the World Trade Center, which is near its full height. Below it and just to the right, on the shore of the East River, is a much smaller building, whitish and with stepped upper stories. It's the last building on Wall Street. My father spent most of his career working there. He was in commodities, not securities - sugar, actually. He always had a huge cache of candy when grandchildren started coming to his home.

Son Andy and special someone Claire came out Monday from Chicago and spent the night with an old high school friend of his who now lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The picture above is from the friend's rooftop, looking back toward Midtown.

Fourth of July parade and fireworks in Ridgewood, NJ, today. Into NYC tomorrow.

2012-07-03 Lower Manhattan From The Air Over Brooklyn


Olivier said...

Waouh deux magnifiques photos de NYC, elles sont superbes et me donne envie de partir tout de suite .
Un joyeux 4 Juillet

cieldequimper said...

I'll follow Olivier! Happy 4th! said...

Both of your photos are classic images.

I think it was a shame that baseball allowed the Dodgers to be moved out of Brooklyn. They should have started an expansion team in L.A.

William Kendall said...

Excellent shots!

Happy Fourth!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm definitely going with a huge WAOUH! (thanks Olivier) also, such an amazing sight.

Pat said...

Love these aerial (or almost) shots. And I sneak photos out of airplane windows, too.

Happy Fourth!