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New York in pictures

I moved to New York in September 1999. Twelve years later, I am still here. It flew by, this New York minute.

During these dozen years, a lot happened. In my own life, this city and the world. Loves, breakups, September 11, a divorce, various apartments, deaths of loved ones, visitors, the blackout of 2003, affairs, new starts, goodbyes… A lifetime.

My love and hate relationship with the city continues. I go back and forth, between loving and leaving.

I spent this afternoon with a dear friend who lived in Brooklyn in the early 2000s, when we met. She left for Denmark some six years ago, then Berlin, where she lives now. We spent a few hours wondering around Fort Greene, reminiscing, talking about the changes in the city…

The afternoon made me reflect. So I sat down and clicked through hundreds of photos that I have captured in and of New York since I got my first digital camera in the spring of 2005.

What follows is a selection of New York’s street and subway scenes, skylines and art taken over the last six years. Without further ado, this is New York, too.















Blog Comments

We lived in and around NYC for the better part of 20 years. During all of that time I never really considered it as a top tier travel destination, in the same league as say Paris. It wasn’t until I returned after a year abscence that I “got it.”

It’s such an amazing city, thanks for the photos.

It is an amazing city indeed, Brian. A city I can’t seem to be able to leave. Tried a few times and failed. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

These photos are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, Anja!!! Not your “typical” NYC photos, that’s for sure! I love seeing the grit and grime of the city. Something that I came to love during my on-off stay in New York (and a City Hall marriage and divorce in there, too! LOL)

Your life looks like my dream. Any pointers? Since I am traveling solo without a huge savings, I can’t seem to take the first steps without a plan. You mentioned your writing work… what prepared you for this? And how did you network?

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