Impressions of NYC, July 2010

Paul Roark

St. Marks, Armani & NY
The reflection of St. Marks in a modern glass high-rise above the ads for Armani struck me as a fitting symbol for the range of age and culture in this trendy yet old (from a Californian's perspective) city.

Galleries at the Met
The NY Metropolitan Museum of Art is world class. The forms in the gallery itself also struck me as timeless.
Compare the architecture from another age and time in America..

The Brooklyn Museum
This is another impressive museum with some unique displays and interesting architecture.

Summer Rain & the Brooklyn Bridge
Some famous structures are to NY what Half Dome is to Yosemite.

The Empire State Building
It looks better from far enough away to avoid the crowds.

The Flatiron
This one is more significant, artistically, than the Empire State Building.

NY Subway
Below it all is, for someone from Southern California, the most amazing old infrastructure -- the NY subway system. Much of it shows its early 1900's age, but the cars are, thankfully, now air conditioned.

All images were taken with a Leica M9 and Zeiss C Biogon 35mm f/2.8 ZM lens.