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A trip to New York City

As a child I had always wanted to visit New York City and its amazing skyline . I became fascinated by the city after watching numerous movies, set in a great urban metropolis bustling with a hive of activity. During my studies, I’ve gained a deeper appreciation for this place and seek to further understand it. This blog post will contain a series of captioned photographs with comments documenting key points of my visit.

After I arrived at Newark Airport to be greeted by cold winter chills. Although this weather persisted during the whole trip i was adamant to venture out and explore as much of the city as possible.

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I had been reading about the new One World Trade Centre being built and that was my first port of call to visit in the city.At the time of my visit the World Trade Centre Path Station was under construction. It was a foggy day and the tip of the building was masked.
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The 911 memorial of the North Tower pool, with the reflective façade of the Memorial museum in the back drop. After speaking to one of the attendants there, he pointed out interestingly that the tree arrangement around the memorial marks the old buildings boundaries.
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This was a photograph I had taken from the Empire State Building looking at Madison square park.
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The Flatiron Building defines the fork between Broadway and 5th Avenue.
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Rockefeller Plaza, which famously hosts an ice rink, with the base on the Rockefeller Centre lit up.
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The Natural History Museum.
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Trinity Church founded in 1679 by the Church of England.
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A trip to the city wouldn’t be complete without visiting Madison Square Garden, to see a Knicks and a Rangers game. It’s amazing how the space is transformed for each sport.

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The frozen Lake in Central Park, with One57 building still under construction forming the peak of the skyline.
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A visit to the Statue of Liberty.
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The Ferry journey although very exposed it provided a prime opportunity to capture the skyline of the city which has undergone change in the last 15 years.
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Times Square speckled with glowing advertisements and branding littering the nights sky.
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Please note all photographs have been taken by myself, when i travelled to NYC in February 2014.

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Planning and Landscape
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