New York: Old and New



“We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.”

~R. Buckminster Fuller




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The Flatiron






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Empire State and Trees





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High Line Tree






“Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”

~Frank Lloyd Wright






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Rooftops and Water Towers




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Lines and Colors





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Windows and Brick



“As an architect you design for the present with an awareness of the past for a future which is essentially unknown.”

~Norman Foster






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Old and New





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Washington Arch





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The Future



“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.”

~Frank Gehry







Categories: Architecture, Black and White, City Scenes, Landscapes, Photography, Street Photography, Travel, Weekly Photo ChallengeTags: , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Viscerally resonant and robust images full of clarity of vision secretly active in their freezeframes, worlds composed of particular moments, a perpetual present where memories and dreams meet. Wonderful work, Jane! Wonderful work.

  2. We move from old to new but never could move on from monochromes and never will. Great work this of yours…

  3. New York! New York! Magic… Gorgeous shots, love them.

  4. Wow! We are heading to New York soon and your pictures are truly inspiring!! Thanks!

  5. This is an amazing catalog of work! The images and words are a perfect compliment to each other…….I love this!

  6. Gorgeous and interesting set of photos. Great job!

  7. Lovely photos tempting me more to visit NY 🙂

  8. Jane, your monochrome shots are spectacular! Loved the comparison. Makes me wonder, how much space we have for the ‘old’ with the rise of the ‘new’. 🙂

  9. The shot before the arch is my favourite, awesome composition!

  10. Beautiful shots, Jane. Especially the B&W ones.

  11. Great pictures of New York.

  12. Todas son impresionantes. I love B&W. Fantastics Jane !!!!!

  13. Great interpretation Jane I love how you have used monochrome and then put pops of colour in as well. The Flatiron looks as though a puff of wind could blow it over. But I guess they know what they are doing!!!

    • Hi Pauline– The angle I chose is a little tenuous looking, isn’t it? Most images you see are head-on with the triangle anchoring the building. I’m happy you enjoyed this series– thank you very much.

  14. I love these New York architecture pictures, especially the B&W one. And I’m quite drawn to the High Line tree … I like the outline of the bare tree against the wall.

    • Hi WC- I spent most of my time shooting trees against buildings and the High Line was a favorite. The modern aluminum(?) wall provided a dynamic backdrop. Thanks very much for your response.

  15. These are terrific jane, made me a bit nostalgic for the city I must admit! You chose some of my favorite spots. The high line is going to be quite something when it’s finished!

  16. Great photos! Lovely perspectives. The Flatiron and Empire State our my favorites.

  17. Wonderful compositions and processing. I especially love the unusual perspective and composition of the Flatiron Building.

  18. super images, Jane. So hard to pick a favourite, but the Flatiron with the trees in the foreground is just perfect. So glad to have found another keen photographer (thank you for your lovely comment on my blog) and I wiill look forward to scrolling back through your archive – Ann

  19. New York is such a photogenic city. Your images are wonderful, Jane. I love the Empire State through the bare trees. 🙂

  20. Beautiful photos, Jane. I like the way you used the skeletal trees with the buildings.

  21. Oh, I really love the water tower rooftops…very unexpected. (I just went back and looked again. Yup…still love them. 🙂 )

  22. Terrific shots Jane. I never get tired of photographing New York.

  23. Love the black and white shots particularly.

  24. This reminds me of the opening homage to New York City in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan”. And also the closing of an episode of the old fifties tv show, “Naked City”. There are eight million stories in the Naked City. This has just been one of them. Great photographs.

  25. I like your black&white photos of NY. This town looks really “old” on them.

  26. I love these ‘very heartwarming’ shots of NYC….brings back many warm memories for me….thank u for making my sunday morning warn n fuzzy!!😘

    • April, As you know, it’s always great to go back. It was a wonderful weekend of walking the city, theatre and my favorite…photography. 🙂 Happy I brought you back and I hope you are well. Thank you!

  27. Jane, while I enjoyed all your shots, the one with the robot has me smiling. What a cute shot and excellent lines and colors.


    • Hi Janet– Catching that robot was serendipity since the screen was changing quickly. Fun. Quite a contrast to the shots of the historic icons. Happy you enjoyed this post– thanks so much.

  28. Aha! Wonderful choice.. I love beautiful buildings and architecture in all really captured it so well.Great post!

  29. Beautiful shots of New York all round, Jane. They are all hauntingly beautiful. Really like the Old and New shot – symbolic of two worlds, the past and the present. I also like the LInes and Colours one. That robot (?) looks so cute winking at yuo and you captured it at a marvelous angle…it’s as if you were the only one who spotted it.

    Love the Norman Foster quote. That is so true. We live in the present and can appreciate it. We can reflect on the past but can’t change it. We can think of the future but can never really feel it. Hope you had a good weekend 🙂

    • Hi Mabel, How nice to read your reaction. It is stunning, as in Melbourne, the fantastic changes that happen in a city and the quotes, I felt, reflected that well. Happy you like the mix of images. I caught that robot through the sunroof of a cab. 🙂 I am partial to the black and white old buildings. Thank you for your kind comment.

  30. Great pics Jane. Someday I’ll get back to NYC to photograph it!

  31. Wonderful! I like this trip throug N.Y. very much, thanks a lot!

  32. Rooftops are soo intriguing. Windows and Bricks reminds me of the old hitchcock movie Rear Window.. I like the Empire State & Flatiron buildings best but they are all fabulous !
    Cool all the dif angles you shot too. I feel lazy …

    • Hi Diane, You’re not lazy 🙂 it helps to have a 75 degree day to wander the city. Of course, then it dropped to 35…not so many shots.

      As always, we are in sync with favorites…happy you enjoyed these. Thanks so much and hope you are doing well.

  33. All fantastic. I love the different presentations of these trees. Wonderful processing!

  34. Oh, New York! You’ve highlighted one of my favorite places in the world. Wonderful shots, Jane. My favorites are the b & w. That shot of the Highline is intriguing.

  35. Oh, New York I’d love to see it!

  36. Very beautiful pictures Jane. I love the flatrion with the tree.

  37. Good series, you have done very well in the most photographed city on the globe , to get your own slant on things. Well seen and done.

  38. A wonderful tour through your fab city photos Jane, am sure you had a great time here!

    • HI Patti- I am always thrilled to be back. I grew up in NJ and love the city. I thought of you when I grabbed a satisfying street shot! I’m very happy you liked this architectural set. Thanks so much and hope all is well with you.

  39. Many favorites here! And who knew there were so many water towers on the roofs?

  40. Wonderful tribute to NewYork. Still in love with the flatiron.

    • Hi Jane, We stayed right on Madison Park and it was wonderful to greet the Flatiron every day. Glad you like these shots– I was really into the trees and buildings on this trip. Thanks and talk to you soon.

  41. love Lines and Colors! Always wondering where you have crawled or climbed to get your photos!! Terrific!

  42. NYC is always beautiful… thank you for the gorgeous photos… especially the B&W

    • Hi MV, It’s always nice to get back to my old stomping grounds since I’m a Jersey girl, too. 🙂Happy you like the black and whites– many architecture shots call for it. Thanks so much.

  43. These images really pack a punch. Love the quotes too.

  44. Beautiful shots, especially your window ones. 🙂

  45. Jane — You always to find what is beautiful and/or interesting in everything around you. (Lines and colors!) I always admire your work. Such talent! Thanks for sharing.

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