UP TOWN / DEAD BIKES

Uptown New York is where all the pointy bits are. One of the tallest buildings is the Rockefeller Center and for a few bucks you can rocket the 70 odd floors to the top and take in an amazing view of the city in all directions.

Another uptown attraction is time square. It has to be the most animated architecture in the world. Every facade facing the square is covered by massive screens. They pump a barrage of advertising images at, what seems to be, the entire 8 million inhabitants of the city packed into the pedestrian plaza.

There are some weird things in New York – here is a Policeman writing out a ticket for a horse.


Time Square movie shoot.

Occasionally you get a glimpse  of something that reminds you that America really is the Land of Milk and Honey.

Uptown window chef 2 (cake decorator).

Uptown window chef 1 (pretzel maker)

Scattered around the City of New York are hundreds of dead bicycles. You come across one on just about every street, and wonder why they have ended their lives chained to a city pole with rusting paint, flat tires and missing parts. Here are a few of the sadly neglected skeletons.

Leaving the uptown area and heading towards the Brooklyn Bridge there is some interesting graffiti. The elevated ramps give a great view of the surrounding roof tops  which, over the years, have accumulated an amazing coating of graffiti.

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7 thoughts on “UP TOWN / DEAD BIKES

  1. Great pics again, John. Hard to tell where the graffiti stops and the art starts! That first graffiti photo looks a bit like a John Lovett masterpiece – love all the ‘bits’!

    • Hi Julienne,
      The NY graffiti reminds me of some of the rock art galleries in Arnhem Land, the way it has built up in layers over time.- fantastic textures.
      Cheers John

  2. What amazing photos, especially the 2nd one looking up past all those tall buildings to the sky, and the graffiti? wow

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