Saturday, May 16, 2015

Look Up New York

Gorgeous building awning @ 5th Ave and 34th Street
Awning at 5th Ave and 40th Street
I've been having fun this past week playing with Instagram. I've had an account for, I don't know, 2 years? Probably. But have not posted a single picture. Yep. Not one. 

Then for some reason this week I decided I needed to get in there. Can't tell you exactly why, but this seems to be the week that I burst on to the scene of Instagram. Yeah, I'm a big trend setter. 
Doorway on just another side street in NYC

So why now? I stumbled across some Instagram photos that really caught my eye, and I realized that there are a lot of things that I see each day that I've grown used to and, to me, seem mundane. But may not to other people. So why not share? 

I walk to work each morning, and try to switch it up with varying routes. I duck down a street to see if I can discover some new hidden bit of architecture to admire. There are so many amazing buildings in NY that just go unnoticed. At least to the average tourism guide. 
Lord & Talyor window box
So much of the cool stuff is 'up.'  Literally. As a typical NY'er hustling off to work, your focus tends to be straight ahead, down to avoid stepping is some random piece-o-crap or up at the light to see if you need to run to cross at the next corner. That sums up walking to work.

I've decided to snap pics on the way to work. I'm still figuring out Instagram. Yes I know I'm late to the party, but I'm a quick study. It seems to be less connected than other social media, so I'm sticking to posting photos snapped on my iPhone. I guess that will limit my gallery to 'on the go' types of pics. Thus the current tour of the streets of NYC. Love to link up with you all who are already on Instagram. I've been trying to click around to find you all, but click here and link up with me! I'd love that.

13 comments:

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Love these pictures! Architecture at its finest! It is amazing how we can be blinded by things in our everyday life....love these!

BeadedTail said...

Love the architecture! I really need to get to NYC someday! I'm not even on Instagram so you're way more of a trendsetter than I am! :)

Janet Bocciardi said...

Cool for sure! So much inspiration there, too. Being in the moment is difficult at times, but look at what we miss if we don't go there. Great shots. Welcome to Instagram! loL!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Your perspective on the photos is stunning. I am loving that awning photo at 5th and 40th. Fantastic! I hope you get the hang of Instagram. I have met some great people through there!

JoJo said...

I love shooting architecture too! These are great pics. I can't get on instagram cause I don't have a smart phone and they don't let you join if you just have a computer.

Mama Zen said...

These are really cool pic!

Duni said...

I've been loving your IG pics lately, Cynthia, and I like your chosen hashtag :)

Linda Younkman said...

Enjoying your morning walk photos. You are really catching some interesting sites. Glad you joined the party!

Memories for Life said...

Such beautiful awnings!
I'm watching CSI New York right now on Netflix (talk about late the the party...lol) and I love seeing all the beautiful buildings!

Judy Nolan said...

I love photos like these. And you're right--when you see them every day, they are easy to take for granted.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wonderful images! I love when people share photos from their part of the world. You are right...it may seem mundane to you, but for the rest of us it's a glimpse into another area. Very fascinating!

Natashalh said...

I think you'll so great on IG! It's been fun to see you post on their lately.

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely!!!!

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