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Manhattan Skyline

Can one have too many photos of the Manhattan skyline? I don’t think so. During previous visits to New York we had already crossed Brooklyn Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge on foot, but the third bridge between Manhattan and Brooklyn, Manhattan Bridge, was still missing, so that’s what we did last summer. It was a very hot and humid day and unfortunately we didn’t have the best of lights. Still the skyline of Lower Manhattan looked amazing as ever.

This is a view down Madison Street, as seen from Manhattan Bridge, in the Lower East Side, which used to be a working-class and immigrant neighbourhood, but has become gentrified rapidly in recent years. The view in the background shows many of the high-rise buildings around Civic Center and the Financial District, the most prominent one being One World Trade Center of course, the tallest skyscraper in the city (and North America, 1776 ft./541m). Also 8 Spruce Street, better known as New York by Gehry is seen to the right of the Verizon Building.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 784/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-08-06 13:00
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1546 kb

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Additional Photos by Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11143 W: 57 N: 19244] (72072)
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