Washington & NY 2010 Photography - M1key - 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
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
This is a typical Washington street, I guess. It's not very American - it's kinda narrow and green.
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 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.
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.
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.
There are 10,725 firefighters and fire officers in NY, it sounds like a lot.
That's Manhattan as seen from Queens.
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty
Of course I had to.
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, right after a Polish girl overheard our Polish language lesson.
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.