Friday, December 22, 2006

Queens At Night

Queens is one of the five boroughs that make up New York City and has the most diverse population mix in the country. There are numerous neighborhoods with unique concentration of ethnicities like Astoria (Greek), Bayside (Korean), Elmhurst (Hispanic), Flushing (Chinese), Jackson Heights (Indian), Sunnyside (Irish), Forest Hills (Jewish), Middle Village (Italian), and many more.

This photo was taken in Sunnyside using a slow shutter speed setting. You can see the tallest building in Queens, the Citicorp Building in the background, as well as the Chrysler Building (in Manhattan) behind it. The bank of windows on the upper right corner is the elevated subway station and the yellow strings of light at the bottom are buses traveling at very high speed down the Queens Boulevard.

The Citicorp Building is located in Long Island City, right across the East River from Manhattan. It is 50 stories tall and 658 feet (201 meters) high. The office tower is owned by CitiGroup and was completed in 1990.


Carlos said...

Hi Ming, your pictures are wonderful. I like that play on speed. The information of your posts makes a very interesting reading. It a pleasure to drop by and learn about the big apple.

edwin s said...

MING!!! I didn't even realise you were now officially a DP member! So silly of me :P

I went out with my friend Myra to do some night photography. We were bored and wemt strolling with our cameras. We had both just bought new lenses. Twas a night!

Merry Christmas!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Carlos - Thanks. I try to add context or background information to my photos and am glad you enjoy it.

Edwin - I'm a huge fan of your site. And congratulations on the new lenses. Terima kasih dan selamat malam.