Washington & NY 2010 - Photography - M1key - Michal Huniewicz

Washington & NY 2010 Photography - M1key - Michal Huniewicz

Washington & NY 2010 by Michal Huniewicz
I visited the US thanks to my friend, Tara, who invited me and showed me around. We spent that time laughing, teaching each other Polish and Farsi, and making fun of other people in a cruel way.
First a few shots of Washington, then a bit more of New York. Unfortunately, my camera kind of died in Washington (not completely, most of the NY shots here were taken with it in short moments of its return to life; only three of the pictures below were taken with the new one), so I didn't take as many pictures as I wanted to. Eventually, I replaced it in New York and started shooting again.

Washington Classic

Washington Classic
Washington Classic - Washington & NY 2010
This is the Washington Monument, almost 170m tall, surrounded by only 50 American flags. It weighs almost 91 thousand tons while being hollow inside. It was world's tallest structure when built, but not for long.

Washington street

Washington street
Washington street - Washington & NY 2010
This is a typical Washington street, I guess. It's not very American - it's kinda narrow and green.

Tara

Tara
Tara - Washington & NY 2010
Tara by the Jefferson Memorial. A quote by Thomas Jefferson: "Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind."

Manhattan

Manhattan
Manhattan - Washington & NY 2010
Manhattan as seen from the Liberty Island. Manhattan was purchased by a man named Peter Minuit, from the Algonquin tribe. He gave them stuff worth 24 bucks (yes). That was back in 1626 when the Netherlands was an empire.

NY Taxi

NY Taxi
NY Taxi - Washington & NY 2010
Famous yellow cabs. They have to be yellow since 1967 when the city ordered all taxis to be painted yellow to get rid of unofficial cabs and make the official ones more recognizable.

Chinatown

Chinatown
Chinatown - Washington & NY 2010
This is the Manhattan Chinatown. Unlike the London or Amsterdam Chinatowns, this one is for real. They even have their own small stadium and a park where they play games, as you can see.

Firefighter

Firefighter
Firefighter - Washington & NY 2010
There are 10,725 firefighters and fire officers in NY, it sounds like a lot.

Manhattan

Manhattan
Manhattan - Washington & NY 2010
That's Manhattan as seen from Queens.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty - Washington & NY 2010
Of course I had to.

Times Square

Times Square
Times Square - Washington & NY 2010
This is the Times Square. What you see in the middle is a U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Station. If you wanna become a Marine, head right there. If you don't, you can still walk in and talk to them. And, according to people who work there, a lot of celebrities show up and visit the RS as well.

Tara

Tara
Tara - Washington & NY 2010
Tara, right after a Polish girl overheard our Polish language lesson.

Two Towers

Two Towers
Two Towers - Washington & NY 2010
What you can see here is called Tribute in Light. It was created in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks. Below, Jesus in conversation with two unknown figures.