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South Street Seaport- The View from Pier 17

The South Street Seaport, which is located on Lower Manhattan’s waterfront, has been designated a historical district. This was the original site of the port of New York, one of the busiest in America in the 19th Century. (Think Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York) This area contains some of the oldest architecture in New York which has now been restored and houses restaurants, clubs and stores. As we were walking around Pier 17 I headed to the upper level where the views of the Brooklyn Bridge were unobstructed. Ā I strolled about and pretty much had the whole place to myself. I can image how packed this area would be in the summer. While I had my pick of empty chairs it was still a little chilly to be reclining outdoors.

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37 responses

  1. Excellent composition Edith with great processing. Hard to believe that it is so empty. It usually is packed

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    March 12, 2012 at 8:14 am

  2. Just love the composition here Edith! Beautiful processing as well!

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    March 12, 2012 at 8:23 am

  3. I’d so sit there and enjoy the view with a cold brew!

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    March 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

  4. I like this more than the one post last weak

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    March 12, 2012 at 8:57 am

  5. Cindi

    Great composition Edith…Someday I’d like to go to New York, but in the meantime I will see New York through your beautiful photos.

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    March 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

  6. Edith. A very nice take on this classic scene.

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    March 12, 2012 at 10:05 am

  7. Really nice image Edith!! Love the processing!

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    March 12, 2012 at 10:39 am

  8. Beautiful composition… I loved it dear Edith Levy, Thank you, have a nice day, with my love, nia

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    March 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

  9. Great composition Edith. The chairs make a perfect foreground for the bridge and skyline in the background. Save me a seat. šŸ™‚

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    March 12, 2012 at 11:42 am

    • Thanks Steven. It really is a beautiful spot and I was enjoying the quiet which I think is rare here.

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      March 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

  10. Great shot Edith, NY is such a cool place to shoot, I gotta get back there

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    March 12, 2012 at 11:44 am

  11. What a great foreground you found for this view. Those chairs really add so much.

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    March 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm

  12. Nice one…almost not real, like a painting…

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    March 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    • Thank Siddhartha for the feedback and for visiting the site. Very much appreciated.

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      March 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm

  13. Great processing and even better composition šŸ™‚

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    March 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm

  14. Ah man, this is cool. Getting me excited! Just got my plan tickets for PA and NY. 3 weeks from now! Any suggestions on some good spots to shoot?

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    March 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

  15. This is such a cool shot, Edith. I can see myself sitting right there with a nice adult beverage. LOL

    Nice comp and processing!

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    March 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm

  16. Fantastic composition Edith. Wonderful processing too.

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    March 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm

  17. What a stunning piece, Edith! Love the way the bridge takes the eye right into the city!

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    March 12, 2012 at 8:03 pm

  18. I really love the mood of this shot! Makes me want to grab a beer, kick back and watch the boats go by!

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    March 12, 2012 at 9:43 pm

  19. Rich McPeek

    Beautiful shot Edith! Love the pov here and terrific processing!

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    March 13, 2012 at 5:42 am

  20. Very cool shot! Excellent treatment, love the composition. šŸ™‚

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    March 13, 2012 at 9:11 pm

  21. That is an Amazing Shot

    DarkJade-

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    March 14, 2012 at 2:50 am

  22. Looks like a great place to kick back, especially in the Summer. Nice work Edith!!

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    March 14, 2012 at 10:03 am

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  24. Great shot! One of my favorite places in NYC!

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    March 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm

  25. Fantastic shot!

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    March 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm

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