4 Years

My blog just had it’s fourth birthday- and somehow I forgot about it. These photos were taken on a very cold January afternoon in 2004. There had just been a severe blizzard, but it didn’t stop me trudging around Manhattan in the snow- ending up in Battery Park at dusk. The plan had been to get the ferry out […]

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Wall Street

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…

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Empire State

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 […]

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Narguileh

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

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Battery Park

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 […]

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