New York - Autumn in the Big Apple

All over Manhattan in 2002, one year after 9/11.

  • Midtown madness

    Chrysler, UN and the other old friends.

    View from Empire State Building

  • Atlas shrugged

    Some people out there are carrying a lot on their shoulders. The large Atlas statue on Rockefeller Center is shadowed by St Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue.

    Atlas statue and St Patrick's Cathedral

  • The taste of neon

    There's a lot of neon lights in the area surrounding Times Square, not to mention the smell of pretzels.

    42nd Street

  • If walls had eyes

    John Lennon lived in this building and was shot at the entrance here on 72nd street in 1980. The Strawberry Fields memorial is directly across the road.

    Dakota Building on Central Park West

  • Pretzel hunter

    Dressed in black but surrounded by color.

    Reine at Times Square

  • Friends of old

    There are two buildings missing in the skyline.

    Lower Manhattan

  • Never forgotten

    The open wound of Manhattan, what was once the Twin Towers.

    Ground Zero

  • Urban mutants

    Look who I found at 22nd Street! It would seem that Xavier forgot his contact lenses at the institute.

    The X-men celebrating Halloween in New York

  • On the air

    Reine at Radio City Music Hall, 6th Avenue

  • Beneath the stars

    Train stations are some of my favorite places and this one is perhaps the greatest of them all. The four-faced clock on top of the information booth is a well-known icon and the ceiling is covered by star constellations.

    Grand Central Terminal

  • Lair of King Kong

    The building is flooded in light, color depending on the season.

    Empire State Building

  • Leaving the Hudson

    Scouting at 12th avenue

  • Lady of the lake

    This copper statue of the Liberty goddess was a gift from France in 1885. A land battery was constructed in the shape of an 11-point star in 1806 and the remains formed the foundation for the copper statue of the Liberty goddess, received as a gift from France in 1885.

    Liberty Island

  • I recall the park at fall

    The Central Park at it's very best in autumn.

    View from Belvedere castle, Central Park

  • Strangers in the night

    Ordinary streetlife in the Greenwich village.

    Creatures of the night

  • The forest angel

    The name of this famous fountain comes from the story of an angel giving healing powers to the pool of Bethesda in ancient Jerusalem. The statue is a neoclassical winged female figure symbolizing the opening of the Croton Aqueduct in 1842 that brought fresh water to the citizens.

    Bethesda Fountain, Central Park

  • Point of entry

    This island located in New York Harbor was once the main immigration port for immigrants entering the United States. Over 20 million immigrants have passed through these gates.

    Ellis Island

  • Escape from New York

    In the tunnels below Grand Central Terminal

  • The road

    Fifth Avenue goes all the way from the rugged Harlem in the north down to the wealthy areas in the south. One road with large differences.

    Fifth Avenue, as seen from the Empire State Building

  • No flat tires

    The oddly shaped Flatiron building lies at the intersection of 5th avenue and Broadway, two of the most well-known streets in the world. Next to it lies Madison Square Park, believed to be the birthplace of baseball.

    Flatiron building, viewed from Empire State Building

  • Fire and ice

    The plaza below Paul Manship's Prometheus statue is used as an ice-skating rink during winter.

    Lower Plaza at Rockefeller Center

  • No soup for you

    I suppose the authorities does have humor after all.

    34th Street

  • The guardian

    The Lady Liberty is keeping an eye on the New York harbor.

    View from a helicopter south of Manhattan

  • City defender

    The squirrels of New York are just as tough as the human residents.

    Anonymous squirrel in Central Park

  • Construction time again

    One year after 9/11, it's still a big hole in the ground.

    Ground Zero

  • Running man

    The early runners of NY Marathon is entering the finish line at the south end of Central Park.

    NY Marathon finish line

  • Under a blood red sky

    This is the city that never sleeps. Or so they say, but the financial blocks on the southern tip transforms into a ghost town after dark.

    Lower Manhattan with the Brooklyn Bridge

  • Fingers of God

    Sunrays are caressing the skyscrapers of lower Manhattan, with the Statue of Liberty seen at the horizon.

    View from Empire State Building

  • None shall pass

    The 42nd Street entrance to Grand Central Terminal is being guarded by statues of mythological characters created in 1914 by French sculptor Jules-Alexis Coutan.

    Chrysler building and Grand Central Terminal, along 42nd Street