-- --

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year, from the Streets of New York

Ulysses Bar, NYC
Photo by myself at Stone and Pearl Streets, in the Financial District.

True to Daily Photo Blog fashion, the theme day for every New Year's Day is to post the best photo from the previous year.

The above photo was taken last Spring in the Financial District of Manhattan, one of New York City's oldest neighborhoods. Some of the streets are twisty turny and paved with cobblestones. The Ulysses Folk House features pub fare and live bands.

I was also very lucky because it had just rained. In most movies and commercials, they hose down the street to create an additional reflective surface. Some of the best times for taking photos are after rainfall.

You can just imagine what Old New York used to look like, when it was known more as a port city. I'm sure this street has been used as a backdrop in many films and photoshoots.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

--

I had a devil of a time choosing an image to post. What makes a photo 'best', anyway? For me, the photo had to be visually appealing but it had to convey a sense of what New York is.

I wish you all a superbly happy and healthy 2011! Thanks to all the readers who have visited over the years, and a warm welcome to new readers! I foresee an exciting year ahead.

Click here for the original post of the above image.

Related posts: On Wheels, in the Financial District, Charging Through Wall Street and Ye Olde Pub, Downtown.

19 comments:

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Great photo, really how I imagine old New York to be.

T. Becque said...

Excellent photo! As you said, it has so much character and ambience. Happy new year to you!

NewYorker said...

I love that photo ! Thanks for sharing ...

SCATTI said...

Happy New Year!!!
Mauro

Gailsman said...

Looks more European than American. I agree about taking photos after rain, as you get this unique mirror effect.

Louis la Vache said...

What a marvelous composition, Kitty! Excellent choice for Theme Day!

Wishing you all the best this New Year!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Happy New Year Kitty!
This is a great shot & I love the added info too. I have noticed I seem to get some nice pictures after it rains & wondered if it had something to do with the moisture - everything seems to look sharper.

auchnacree said...

Not sure if I agree with you about the best pic of the year but a Happy New Year from Forfar
Alistair

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

What a great shot! looks so quiet in such a big city!! Hope you had a great New Year's! looking forward to more of your great photos in 2011....

RedPat said...

I remember this shot and really like it. Nice one!

Randy said...

Wonderful choice for Theme Day! I love this photo. Happy New Year!

Kengot said...

Happy new year.
I hope your great photo also this year.

Olivier said...

tres belle photo, on pourrait la croire sorti d'un autre siecle. bonne année

Fred said...

Happy New Year to You, whishing you 365 opportunities to take such great pictures.

Buck said...

Gorgeous. We haven't got many of those old cobblestone streets left. I like how the perspective leads the eye to the people.

Luis Gomez said...

Love it! gorgeous image!

kousuke said...

Great.
No cars, no plants, some classic lights and boys in dark clothes.
So cool like a scene in some old cinema.

Ted and Lori said...

I gasped when I saw this. It's perfection and certainly worthy of its title as best of 2010

Leif Hagen said...

Wow, Kitty, now that is an award winning photo! Love it, love it! Hope you're off to a good start in 2011! Wedding bells in the New Year?