Wednesday, March 5, 2008

United Nations Building

The tall iridescent green building on the left is the United Nations building. It is located at the end of 42nd Street by the East River in Manhattan. This photo was taken from across the river in Long Island City, Queens.

So what is the up-and-coming area or neighborhood in your city?

17 comments:

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

This photo brought Eliane to mind (don't know why, it just did - btw, have you heard from her?).

photolicious said...

Hi Ming,

This is Photolicious (from Sillypore). Do you know what on earth happened to Eliane? She had her last entry in the blog almost a month back and we haven't heard from her since...she was supposedly in a plane getting to somewhere which we were supposed to guess.

brian said...

great shot, i love the sun and the reflection in the water... i

Rose said...

This is a fantastic photo.
Beautiful!

Olivier said...

ta skyline est magnifique. j'aime beaucoup ce bâtiment de l'ONU, avec le soleil qui tombe dessus, on peut faire de superbe photo.
your skyline is splendid. I like this building of the ONU very much, with the sun which happens, they can make of superb photograph.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Ah U.N. I know it. I had some speech there. Giggle ! --- OT: from Flckr I realized that Eliane seems to be in Nice, French (Côte d'Azur).

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photograph, Ming.

Kitty said...

Ming, how funny, I just posted a coastline photo of NYC as well. Geez!

Notice how this side of NYC is much more photogenic than the other. The other has the new Trump towers along the West Side highway, but the East side is much more classic.

I just adore the UN building. Gorgeous.

I noticed something on a Top Chef episode last season when the contestants were teased with going to NY. They were holed up in New Jersey, but the shot the producers decided to show was of New York's East Side, essentially the 'wrong' side of the city.

See? The photogenic side of choice.

teahouse said...

That's a really lovely photo of that stretch of land on the East River. It makes the U.N. building look majestic and not at all grimy like it usually does...

Changes in the wind said...

Beautiful picture...love the shadows and the sun and the ripples in the water:)

Ken said...

Really nice photo! Can't wait to visit this summer.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Nice capture!

marley said...

Great photo today Ming. Really says New York! Is that the sun going down or is it a reflection in a building?

Sonia said...

This photo is breathtaking, Ming!
I am very impressed! Well done!

citygirl15 said...

Beautiful photo Ming.

My guess is that East Harlem is up and coming, because anything below 96th Street is totally unaffordable.

Kate said...

The photo is a great view for those of us living far from that wonderful city. I'm so sorry to hear that the UN building is "grimy" from one of the posters.

Keropok Man said...

heard that the UN building is plaque with lots of problems?

this photo looks nice!