I was wandering around Battery Park City the other day and ended up at World Trade Center Ground Zero. And there was a perfect modern urban picture waiting for me:
But before I got there I was stunned by another view, more pleasant to my eye, quiet and calm on lovely Sunday morning:
Can you tell me what year it is?
These 2 photographs separated by just a few blocks, but what a difference! I love to travel around the globe and find these amazing small gems, pieces of life we live and sometimes don’t appreciate. That’s why I got here almost 4 years ago, and fell in love with this city, it’s diversity and craziness!
Tornado hit Queens borough of New York City on 9/16 around 6pm.
At first I thought it was nothing severe because everything we saw out of our windows was quite strong wind causing waves of water in the air, blackened skies and it lasted just for about 5 min. Gone. Nothing. But almost immediately started sirens of emergency vehicles. From all directions. Again could be just regular storm, we have had a couple of it this year. But, after 30 min sirens still coming I started to worry about my car parked on the street I guess not only me.
Still didn’t want to go outside. After a helicopter with a projector had hung over our building for 10 min it got to me that it’s quite serious somewhere close to us. I checked traffic in goggle.maps and got a shock – no one time saw I all local streets black. Something was happening out there for sure. And we went to see it ourselves as many of you did.
That was something extraordinary by any measure! Many people will remember those 5 min of nature’s anger for long time: smashed cars, destroyed trees, damaged houses etc.
And below you’ll find photographs witnessing human weakness before nature’s power.
Morning 9/17 update: more new pictures from around the Queens affected by the storm and tornado.
Meteorologists said that the majority of the damage came from the macroburst in Queens. A macroburst is an intense gust of wind that pours down from a storm. According to the National Weather Service, the macroburst started in the Middle Village section of Queens and ended in Forest Hills, and was 8 miles long and 5 miles wide with winds up to 125 mph.
And that’s what we actually see here.
Cool news from Blurb.com – now they allow to make books previews of more than 15 pages! So please check out my photography book an Halloween Parade here
It’s very useful to have the opportunity to show some most important pages in the book which not necessary are the first 15 pages And moreover you may allow the full preview of the book…
Just to recall how it was back in 2007 and what was the difference between parades of 2007 and 2008
In 2007 it was more about election on the one hand but more fun an less economic-pain-related on the other hand…
Every year, in cities around the world, people ride bikes naked to celebrate cycling and the human body.
The ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and is a protest against car culture.
“It’s time to put a stop to the indecent exposure of people and the planet to cars and the pollution they create. We face automobile traffic with our naked bodies as the best way of defending our dignity and exposing the vulnerability faced by cyclists and pedestrians on our streets as well as the negative consequences we all face due to dependence on oil, and other forms of non-renewable energy. ”
Just another day in Juniper Valley Park in Queens, New York City.
Park is pretty huge and it was crowded to its limits. As a foreigner I still can’t understand Americans’ love to the football For me the soccer is much more cooler. Just kidding, but…
What I’m really concerned of is the traumatism in the football. I saw another day as a kid was hurt badly during a training session and got to emergency…