Ever since I was little, I had this dream of going to New York City. For some reason, it just seemed like this incredible, fast-paced, photography haven and it completely lived up to that expectation. I have shared a lot of my New York photos on Instagram but never really made anything dedicated on the blog. So here is a little reminiscent blog post about that time I spent in the Big Apple. I need to go back… as soon as possible. I feel like you can never have explored New York enough, it isn’t a place you can get bored of. But for now, all I have is the photos from the trip but I promise I’ll be back soon.
I can’t really imagine what it would be like to live in New York. I am so accustomed to the ways of London, that any other big city seems like a foreign friend. The subway system is waaaaay more complicated than the London Underground and getting completely lost on it felt odd because I assumed I could use my tube knowledge but no!
I think the main thing that has always drawn me to New York is the multitude of iconic spots. In London, there isn’t really that much to see. Whilst that may seem controversial, once you have hit up Big Ben, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace, it feels there isn’t much else. That may just be because those landmarks are very unexciting for me now but when you stand at the top of the Empire State Building, it feels like nothing else I have ever experienced before.
You can tell how special my New York photos are to me because they have their own separate folder on my computer. They aren’t in the dedicated “photography” bit (which has panicked me a lot believing they had been deleted on multiple occasions). Most of my photos from the trip are cityscapes and architecture photography because the abundance of unique buildings is intense. Everywhere look there is a new angle, a new famous spot, a new opportunity to capture somewhere so photographed in your own personal way. Yes of course, many of my photos are quite similar to many taken previously, but they hold more value to me than some standard stock image. My photos capture the scene I was stood in, not some random 15 years ago. I think my favourite (or one of my favourites… it is so hard to choose) is the cloud covered tip of the Empire State Building.
Going back over these photos now has really proven to me how much I want and need to go back. I feel like everyone should at least once visit this incredible city that never sleeps and truly see it for themselves. I don’t know that living there would suit me, I am a keen lover of the sea and green spaces and sometimes you can feel quite enclosed in the concrete jungle. But I know I could never get bored of the colours, sounds and scenery that New York has to offer.
Leave me a comment if you have ever been to New York and I would also love to know your favourite travel destination that I should hit up in 2018.