Photo Story: The Colours of Manhattan

by Rosemarie John on May 12, 2012

Located at the mouth of the Hudson River, Manhattan is considered the most densely populated of the five-boroughs of New York City. Whether you approach the city from the water or view the city from several feet above street level, the first thing that strikes you are the brown and metallic colour buildings that make up the cityscape. Their uniformity in colour and shape do not prepare you for what exists between its streets.

Greeting visitors at eye-level are psychedelic neon lights, vibrant billboards, bright yellow taxis and vendors selling colourful merchandise by the roadside. You suddenly feel transported into a completely different world that offers a myriad of things to observe… all at once. Here are some photos to give you a feel of what the Big Apple looks like whether rain or shine.

New York cityscape

City streets – view from the Empire State Building

42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues at dawn

Times Square in the morning

The streets a dotted with yellow cabs everywhere you look!

The streets a dotted with yellow cabs everywhere you look!

The famous Macy’s windows at 34th Street

Hard Rock Cafe opens for breakfast at 8am – 1501 Broadway

New York City at nightfall…. still buzzing with people even with the rain!

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