May, 2013 Archive

May
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A visitor looks out over Manhattan from the observation deck of 30 Rockefeller Center

Top of the Rock

The view from the top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

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May
29
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Times Square before dawn

Times Square, NYC

My tour across the states has really been one big survey of American neon signs.

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May
29
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Katz's Delicatessen a restaurant in the Lower East Side in Manhattan.

Katz’s Delicatessen, NYC

There was a big deli at the bottom of the street I stayed on that’s apparently famous for its roast beef sandwiches. I figured millions of New Yorkers Can’t be wrong.

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May
28
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Skyscrapers in New York city.

Architecture of New York

I found it hard to take photos of the buildings in New York city.

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May
28
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NYPD Squad Cars

Street Photography, New York City

Some street photography from a week or so in NYC back in March.

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May
27
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Two men shoot the sunrise from Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

Bridges of Manhattan

In the City of New York the people are transported by two separate, yet equally important pieces of infrastructure…

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May
27
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Pawn broker in Corktown, Detroit MI.

Corktown and surrounds, Detroit MI

A final set of photos from the city of Detroit. Taken around Corktown and in the city centre.

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May
26
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Ruins inside Lee Plaza on West Grand Boulevard, Detroit.  The top floors have been stripped of most metal wiring and supports.

Lee Plaza, Detroit

A final set of photos of Detroit’s ruins. This time it’s Lee Plaza on West Grand Boulevard.

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May
26
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Originally home to the Packard Motor Car Company which made luxury automobiles in the first half of the 20th Century the factory complex closed in 1958

The Packard Automotive Plant

Some photos from the abandoned Packard Automotive plant on the East side of Detroit.

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May
22
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Some minor renovations have been made to slow down the decay of the building but little has been done to renovate the building since it was abandoned in 1988.

Michigan Central Station

Some images of the famous Michigan Central Station- one of Detroit’s most prominent abandoned landmarks.

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May
22
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Hallway inside St. Agnes high school in Detroit.  Ice and debris cover the floor.

St Agnes Church, Detroit

It’s hard to know how people feel about tourists climbing around in the ruins of their neighbourhood.

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May
20
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The state of Michigan spends more than $10 million a year to house more juvenile offenders with life sentences than any other state apart from Pennsylvania. 358 inmates are serving life sentences for crimes committed from ages 14 to 17. One in five has been in prison 25 years or longer.

Detroit Youth Demonstration

Some photos from a youth Demonstration in Detroit.

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May
17
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Revelers at the annual parade of Le Nain Rouge (The Red Dwarf). The Ottawa tribe that originally inhabited the region believed it was a protector of the area and the offspring of their stone god.  After the french settlement of the area it came to be viewed as a more demonic force and a 'harbinger of doom'.

Le Nain Rouge

Chicago had green people. Detroit turns out in red.

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May
17
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Detroit graffiti

Detroit Street Art

Some very detailed street art taken on a sunny day in Detroit.

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May
17
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Steel and concrete walkways leading to Joe Lewis Arena in Detroit.

Detroit Architecture

Detroit is known now as the biggest city on the ‘rust belt’ – cities where manufacturing recessions have devastated the local economy.

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May
14
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Roofing in Russia

Roofing in Russia

A small selection of dizzying photos taken by Russian teenagers in the upper reaches of the Moscow skyline.

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May
14
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Mick playing pool at Rite Liquors Cocktail Lounge

Rite Liquors Cocktail Lounge

So Chicago has these dive bars that double as liquor stores during the day and they’re a sort of throwback to an age where drinking was something you did to get drunk. . .

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May
14
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Arcade machines at a bar on Chicago's west side.

Chicago by Night

Some images of the city of Chicago after sundown.

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May
11
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Jellyfish on display at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

Shedd Aquarium, Chicago

Thankfully not an aquarium in a shed but just an aquarium named after a guy called Shedd.

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May
04
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A police boat patrols the Chicago river during St Patrick's day celebrations 2013.

Chicago’s St Patrick’s Day 2013

Apparently way back in the 1830s about 20 per cent of Chicago’s population were Irish.

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