Empire State of Mind
In New York,
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothin’ you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York
Jay-Z with Alicia Keys: Empire State of Mind
Oooooo, love this Patti! Thanks for visiting me and leaving so many lovely comments. 😘
My pleasure, thank you Margie and such an absolute pleasure to catch up with you!
Fantastic capture and choice of lyrics, Patti!
Thank you Jane, great to hear!
An amazing shot for an amazing city.
Inspiring in so many ways, thank you Allan.
A really fantastic shot. Bull’s eye, Patti. Thee flags and the Empire building.
In full blazing tecnicolour! Thank you Gerard.
Love it Patti……….well done!
Thank you Burgess 👍🏻
I can relate to this…
Thank you Fernan 🙂
Fabulously composed Patti! And the perfect verse to match.
Thank you kindly Madhu!!
Great stuff (both, song and image)!
My grateful thanks!
Spectacular shot and great lyrics to match Patti 🙂
Thank you so much Joe! I just remembered I have photos somewhere of Jay-Z and Beyonce which I forgot all about it . . . . Hope you get to enjoy some more Empire state of mind soon Joe, my shout next time. Bring Terry!
Brilliant. I. Can’t. Even. xx
Breath. Less. ‼️
fantastic Patti, love the clean lines !!
Thank you so much Kathy!
Fantastic comp, and love what you’ve done with the colour, Patti!
Big thank you Richard! This is sooc, jpeg and no colour processing apart from whatever the camera settings were at the time, which are in there somewhere . . . .
Stunning shot, Patti..love the perspective and framing And what a perfect song to accompany it!
So many love songs to New York aren’t there! Thank you Susan!
A marvelous song of hope.
Indeed Marcelo, thank you.
“light will inspire me” ..lament of light..thanks Patti for this nice shot and these lyrics..
My pleasure and thank you so much Didier. All best to you.
Great Perspective and framing Patti and a beautiful night shot. Big lights will inspire you…
Thank you Stefan, always good to see the light.
Goosebumps! The image really plays nicely with the lyrics, Patti. (I also love the architectural details. Especially the building on the right So pretty.)
Always fun to see surprises when you look up, thank you so much Theadora. The song btw was written by two girls who grew up in the same building as Jay-Z. They were visiting London and wrote this song because of a heavy dose of homesickness. It happens!
Wonderful shot & a fantastic song!
You are very kind, thank you Mark and so pleased you enjoyed the song!
Super perspective, Patti. Really nice.
Thank you so much Ruth!
nice perspective 🙂
Thank you Joshi!
wonderful lights, Patti. I want to see this with my own eyes. Thanks for your inspiration.
Hope you get to see it soon Markus, I know you will get a big kick out of the city!
🙂 ..looking forward to get my kicks! 😀 …and hey, lets see Brighton Beach and Coney Island.. …and do capturing the E-Street-Band-Benches at the cental park! 🙂
It’s often to get a new take on an icon but you’ve done it in spades! Beautiful!
Thank you so much Emilio, such a thrill to have something staying “still” for me, not going anywhere in a hurry. Very much appreciate your kind words.
Now that’s an iconic image. Fabulous work, Patti.
Thank you kindly Julie.
after 9/11 and attacks in Madrid, London etc. we now had a massacre in Paris on 2015-11-13 – thanks to NYC and the message of solidarity coloring the Empire State Building red-white-blue…
It’s all such a tragic mess . . .
Brilliant photo, Patti!
Thank you Annie.
Well, do I need to tell you how much I LOVE this image AND the song lyrics you chose to go with it??? I❤️NY and your wonderful NY photographic eye!
A little Jay Z to bounce it along, not forgetting the talented Miss Alicia Keys of course. Stacy please know how much I appreciate your comment what with your wonderful talent to nail a scene!
Out and about in the city that never sleeps. It’s an exhilaration particularly when I wondered around it the first time.
This city was made for the wonder of wandering. Thank you so much Lignum and hope you get back one day to enjoy it again.
Beautiful! Such a special photo, NY is for sure a special place. Only yesterday I chatting with my wife we were thinking it’s time to plan next visit to NY!
Happy planning Robert and so excited for you and your wife to be returning again!
Splendid Shot Patti. I had to really crane my neck 🙂 I like the little movement in the flags there too .
It’s a flag waver’s paradise that’s for sure and thank you so much Poppy!
A perfect titile!
Thank you Elena, and Jay Z!