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Best way to see New York City

Last week. I published an article about the best way to see New York City in one day for mel365.com, and I would like to share it here. You can find the full article here: New York in one day – A photography journey

This week I will be talking about New York city, being one of the biggest city in the world (population wise) it is almost impossible to do a photography journey in just one day but I managed to cover some tourist attractions although I was hoping to have more time to cover more places and take more shots.

Central Park was the starting point of my wonderful sunny day of April. Walking around this urban park in the middle of Manhattan in the morning it was a good feeling seeing a lot of people running around or just walking their dogs even since the baseball season started there was a few baseball games played by children. Central Park is the most visited urban park in United States as well one of the most filmed locations in the world.

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Then it was time to walk through the famous Times Square located in Midtown Manhattan. Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, this place is sometimes referred to as “The Crossroads of the World”, “The Center of the Universe” and the heart of “The Great White Way”. It is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District.

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Next stop, it was the Empire State Building, specifically to the 86th Floor Observatory which sits 320 meters above the New York City streets. It attracts more that 3.8 million visitors each year. I have been before on a few observatories on different cities around the world but I must say that this one in particular offers unmatched panoramic views, up to 120 kilometres in every direction and also I have to mention that it is an open-air deck which it helps a lot for taking photos without going through a glass window.

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Walking back on Fifth Avenue while I was on direction to Central Station to get into the subway, I took a photo of the New York Public Library which is the second largest public library in the United States (behind the Library of Congress) and fourth largest in the world.

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After to get into the NYC subway, I went to the train station next to the 9/11 Memorial, specifically to Wall St station. It was a lot of construction works happening at Wall St but I managed to get a few photos of Wall St and also from the New York Stock Exchange.

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Then it was time for visiting Ground Zero or 9/11 Memorial. For me it was very emotional being there since I still remember how tragic was those images on the live broadcast back in 2001.  The place it was packed with tourist and people presenting their respects to the victims on the fountains built on the same place where both towers were.

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