New York, USA, January 2004: I arrived in New York during a mid-winter blizzard. The city was still recovering from the devastating 911 attacks, just over two years prior. It was a pretty grim time to visit and the weather didn’t help- but it was business as usual on Wall Street…
New York, February 2004: On my way back to Dublin, I stopped in New York… There had been a blizzard but the Empire State beckoned… Completed in 1931 in distinctive Art Deco style- its roof height at 381 meters (with antenna included 443.2m high)- it’s still one of the highest buildings on the planet- at number 22.
Sidon, South Lebanon, 2005: A Narguileh goes by many names; Hookahs, Narghile, Shishas, Chillum, Argilah, Nargeela…bongs! … Its variations and use spread from India and Nepal, through to Persia and the Middle East; North Africa, Turkey, Greece, the Balkans; Spain.. the USA… Canon EOS D30/Sigma 17-35
Manhattan, New York, 2004: Touched down at JFK near midnight local time after an 18hr trek from Auckland via LAX. Mid summer NZ to mid-winter New York hit hard while having cig outside. Grabbed a shuttle into town with a big and loud Jamaican man who blasted reggae at max on his system. The next day ended up in Battery park at dusk (after I’d missed the last ferry to Staten Island). Got a couple of ok shots on the XA2 while freezing my arse off in the snow… Olympus XA2