Snapshots and reflections from downtown Wall Street where the clean up from Sandy is going to take some time. I have so many photos from just a few hours down there, these are only some of them, and in those few hours I met so many wonderful people - next post, I look forward to introducing you. They are all working so hard, eating and sleeping on a job that never seems to end . . .
The first five shots evoked a haunted NYC. The reflections were shades rather than reflections. As usual you’ve captured the soul of the city.
Great reflections Patti. Urban reflections like this always remind me of the photo-realistic paintings of Robert Estes. Nicely done.
It’s amazing how much damage was done
Thanks Patti…we lived in South Jersey for many years and have such treasured memories of the shore and the east coast. it is good to see some photos of the clean up. everyone is in our prayers. it means a lot to see these photos.
what great captures! it really gives it the right touch
You’re doing an excellent job of reporting on what’s been happening in New York over the past week, Patti. It’s obviously a tremendous mess, but it’s also good to see some signs of normalcy, too. The city will recover, as will the entire East Coast. As you said, it’s going to take time. I hope everyone stays calm and works together.
As tomwisk commented, these are haunting. It’s just so unbelievable that the area was as vibrant as ever one week, and, then, Mother Nature turned it into a ghost town virtually overnight. Each photo truly speaks a thousand words, and more – you are so talented, Patti.
I have no doubt the spirit of all the people who make NYC what it is will endure through anything, but wow… haunting, indeed.
Brilliantly captured, Ms. K… and my best to you and everyone affected… you remain in my thoughts…
Great images, Patti! You’ve captured a really spooked atmosphere. Can’t imagine the work that’s going to have to be done. Looking forward to meeting the people.
Yes the first few do have a ghostly appearance! Thought they were photoshopped at first! Awesome Patti! Look forward to meeting the people behind these reflections 🙂
Your unique point of view through your view finder is a wonderment.
Warm dry blankets of hugs from here.
I hope you and your family are safe. I saw the news and it was scary. The after effects are even scarier not knowing what will happen next. Recovery takes some time and the traumatic experience takes time to heal. Amazing images that make us feel that we there ourselves. I am visiting my sis this Thanksgiving. I’m planning to see New York. I heard the underground train was closed due to flood. Thanks for sharing . Take care.
Eerie but hopeful at the same time. Best wishes for the election today. xx
Every time I read your posts and see your photos, I feel like I am walking in their shoes!
I see energy and the continuity of life! Thank you, Patti!
I’m a sucker for window reflection photos and these are particularly fascinating.
These are prize-winners, Patti. The ghostly quality, the surrealism — you’ve caught it exactly. You ought to compile all your photos for a photojournalism spread (book equivalent?) of Sandy and New York.
New York City takes a hit — and rebounds — ending on a triumphant note, like that wonderful song done by Gloria Gaynor some years ago, I Will Survive.
I can’t believe I missed this one! One of your best Patti! Digging this now.
And it is still a mess down there . . . thanks LFR!
I’ll always Digg, FB or Twitter you 🙂
I love them –