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Okay, here it is! The big photothread from my New York trip:cool: There are alot of photos, so I'll divide them into various sections, and present them mostly in the order they were taken.

Section 1: First evening, and Metropolitan Museum

Our hotel was located near Times Square(btw Whose Homepage, I couldn't find anything wrong with this area, I guess it must have changed since you were there last time), so we found it proper to go down there first, and then find a beer and some food afterwards, before heading to bed(It had been a looong day).

Me walking around near Times Square: "Oh my, big plastma-screens and skyscrapers, everywhere!!!":D


Hey Swede, what exactly did you do over there to make people dream about you?;)


More Times Square








The hotel was overbooked for the "normal" rooms, so they gave us this luxury room instead:D (Have any of you ever seen a smaller hotel room????) Imagine, us two adult heterosexual men sharing it....It only lasted one night though, before we got a normal room.


The next day, a gray, cold and rainy day. Infact, quite colder than when we left Oslo. So we decided to check out Metropolitan museum.

From outside the hotelroom. It was at this point I had concluded that everything IS big in Amerika, except hotelrooms and police-veichles :D


Street photo.


Next photos are from the Metropolitan Museum. Enormous museum with all sorts of things from all over the world on display. From what I read, over 3 million items on display! Under, some gold-treasures from Latin America.




Greek sculptures


Medieval knights




Egyptian burial chapel.


More Egyptian


Well, those are just a tiny, tiny, random selection of what the Metropolitan Museum have to show, as you can understand. We didn't even get to see half of the museum, and we walked pretty fast around in there for about 2-3 hours...

Outside the museum


This was just the beginning folks! Lots and lots of huge of skyskrapers in this thread if you are patient and pay attention to it, I promise!!!!
 

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Nice pics NS77! The skyscraper on your first pic (1585 Broadway) is one of my favourites in NYC since I was there, maybe because our hotel was across the street from it :D Times Square is really awesome
 

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Wow, certainly you had a great time there. It`s cool to walk in Times square
at night, that place looks so lively and attractive. I like this "street photo", it shows how dense NYC is.
 

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sweet photos, how lnog time did you stay in new york? i'm looking forward for the rest
 

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Nice, thanks a lot for the serie :cheers: I see you were really unlucky with the weather and the hotel room :D ;)
 

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Thank you everyone, for your compliments:) It wasn't deserved just yet ;)

AtlanticaC5 said:
The skyscraper on your first pic (1585 Broadway) is one of my favourites in NYC since I was there, maybe because our hotel was across the street from it :D
That building was the first one I saw, except from those I saw from the taxi from the airport. So it made an impression on me to.

sander said:
It`s cool to walk in Times square at night, that place looks so lively and attractive.
Yeah, that place is full of people! But I was surprised how "dead" it was just half a block from it. I also expected alot more nightlife, acctually.

sander said:
I like this "street photo", it shows how dense NYC is.
There will be alot of density photos like this, I can promise you that!

wolkenkrabber said:
how lnog time did you stay in new york?
One week, from saturday to saturday.

Mantaz said:
I see you were really unlucky with the weather and the hotel room
Yeah, but both the weather and the hotel room improved quite alot already the next day. For most of our stay, we had around 20 degrees C and sun :cool:
 

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:eek:kay: NorthStar!!! :eek:kay:

Yes, they must have cleaned up Times Square considerably since my day. It was VERY sleazy & unattractive then.

And thanks for the show! I'll stay tuned for further installments. :)

P.S. Those little police cars are just for parking enforcement. ;)
 

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Section 2: Walkin around, in SoHo and on Broadway

SoHo




Trying to find Chinatown; attempt 1 - failed


Your humble reporter, back at Times Square in daylight on day two


Walking Broadway from ~45'th street to 35'th street


Caught some police-escort(sequel from the image above)






Chrysler-building back there






So it really IS like on the movies, with the steam coming up from the ground. Does anyone know what it is for?


And there it is!:drool: I'll take you up there later ;)


 

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Yes, they must have cleaned up Times Square considerably since my day. It was VERY sleazy & unattractive then.
Still, I think I'll follow your advice and find a place in the village for a next visit(I must go back there one day)! Because we found especially West Village to be a nice area, and not so noisy and crowded as Times Square. It was a hassle each time we had to go through the crowds there just to get the subway at 42'nd street. There are no particular need to stay near Times Square, wich was sort of my impression before leaving. And I'm pretty sure hotel-prices can be alot better other places in town. Of all the places we were, West Village was the best area for bars and so on. Atleast that was our impression, but it is impossible to get the full picture in a week, naturally!

Whose Homepage said:
P.S. Those little police cars are just for parking enforcement. ;)
Ahh, I see. I figured it would have to be something like that ;)
 

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Ringil said:
Did you visit Ellis island and the statue of liberty etc?
We took the ferry over to Staten Island, wich is free. It goes pretty close to the Statue of liberty, wich was good enough for me. I would have liked to be at Ellis Island though. But that will have to be another time.
 

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Thats it!!! Im moving there, right now...I am so sick of our small, low, boring building, that are so old, that when they build them, they used horses to tranport the material....Damn...Very nice pics....
 

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Great pics.

The steam coming from the vents in the sidewalk . . . well to be honest, I've walked over those things a million times and I never knew what they came from either.

I think maybe they're from laundry rooms in the basements of buildings, or something like that. Or maybe the subways? But that wouldn't explain why you see them on streets that don't have subways beneath them.

Good question!
 

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Thats it!!! Im moving there, right now...
Hehe, that's exactly the same words as one of my travel-companions uttered:D I can certainly see why people like to live in NYC, and wouldn't mind to do that myself for a period;)

@Bond: Thanks for helping me with this mystery. When I think about it, some of the steam had a laundry-like smell.

More pics coming your way this evening.
 

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NorthStar77 said:
Our hotel was located near Times Square(btw Whose Homepage, I couldn't find anything wrong with this area, I guess it must have changed since you were there last time),
Afaik Times Square was "Disney-fied" in the 90s under Guliani (missing an l or a n) and is now 100% un-seedy. All those new towers really helped transform it.

NorthStar77 said:
Hey Swede, what exactly did you do over there to make people dream about you?;)
Nothing that can be described on an unsecure cahnnel, and certainly not in the presence of minors. :D;)

NorthStar77 said:
Nice shot of 7WTC. They've come along way since I was there.

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Trying to find Chinatown; attempt 1 - failed
You couldn't find Chinatown?:nono: How could you miss it? just take the B/D to Grand st.
/has done so many times :D
//would find my way there from the place in the pic, easy. :)

So you took the Staten Island Ferry too? great little un-touristy thing to do, innit? Another one to try is the Roosevelt Island Aerial Tramway (as featured in Spiderman1 and at the end of Leon).
 

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great series... your bringing up old ... well 2 year old memories... i remember finding China town and Little Italy... china town is wicked ;)
@swede i also took the Staten island Ferry, its cool, i was like WTF its free?
 

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Nothing that can be described on an unsecure cahnnel, and certainly not in the presence of minors. :D;)
Thought so :D

Nice shot of 7WTC. They've come along way since I was there.
Yeah, the facade looked almost finished, iirc. More up-close pictures of it coming later(I think).
You couldn't find Chinatown?:nono: How could you miss it? just take the B/D to Grand st.
/has done so many times :D
//would find my way there from the place in the pic, easy. :)
My small lonelyplanet guidebook was excelent exept for showing the location of Chinatown on the map. It was shown south of where this photo is taken even. But no worries, we found it another day, and I took alot of photos. Yeah Ch!le, Chinatown is wicked! But it was hard to find any clothes that was big enough for me there;) Little Italy has been eaten up by Chinatown, and consist basically only of one street now(was it Mott st? Can't remember exact). But people there atleast spoke Italian and and drove scooters:D

So you took the Staten Island Ferry too? great little un-touristy thing to do, innit? Another one to try is the Roosevelt Island Aerial Tramway (as featured in Spiderman1 and at the end of Leon).
Yeah, I think it was a fine tour. It was some tourists taking it though, a couple of swedish blondes were among them:) I saw the aerial tramway-thingy, the taxidriver from JFK told us about it.
 
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