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