Midtown Manhattan, winter 2006
Walking around central Manhattan
(Photos/words © urban75, Dec 2006, updated Apr 2007)
New York's one of the greatest walking cities around - we spent most of our time pacing up and down the avenues and streets!
Here's some more photos from our December 2006 trip.
The famous LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana, situated on the corner of 6th Avenue and 55th Street in Manhattan.
Indiana first created the design for a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art in 1964, it was also used on an 8 cent US postage stamp in 1973.
Many 'official' versions of the sculpture can be seen over the US, although Indiana forgot to register copyright for the work (doh!) so he's been well and truly ripped off ever since, with the design being widely reproduced.
Street signs and flags, 48th Street and 6th Avenue.
Hand written sign by agitated resident on First Avenue.
The rusty old Queensboro Bridge, a cantilever bridge also known as the 59th Street Bridge. » see panorama
Another view of the bridge. The fun tram ride to Roosevelt Island was back in service after an incident on September 2, 2005, saw more than 80 people were trapped on the tram for over 90 minutes after a power outage.
Peeling paint, First Avenue, midtown Manhattan.
Slow. Scientists Crossing!
Hailing a cab, Fifth Avenue.
Traffic light and one way sign, First Avenue, by Sothebys.
Outside the Museum of Modern Art on a chilly December afternoon.
Bare trees, Central Park.
Park vendor, Central Park.
Black-and-white mosaic memorial to John Lennon in Central Park, set in a 2.5-acre landscape called Strawberry Fields.
Shoe shiners, Grand Central Station.
Acrobatic hip hop buskers, 42nd Street subway.
Waiting for the subway, 42nd Street.
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