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Old Aug 21, 2012, 9:01 AM   #1
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Default New York City in B&W

Some parts of New York City -- especially the area between Downtown and Midtown where old, low-rise buildings remain largely intact and undisturbed by the sprawling steel-and-glass skyscrapers -- seem like they belong to another time.

So I thought I'd show them in black-and-white to hopefully convince you by giving you a look at what New York City might have been like when color photographs were yet to be invented and the streets were not teeming with tourists.

What you might find missing in my photos however are the men in top hats, the women carrying umbrellas with skirts that brush the floor, and the horse-drawn carriages whose animal droppings' offending smells wafted through building windows and where the occupants of the time were only too happy to replace with up-and-coming automobiles and their more aromatic scents of gasoline exhaust.


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Very well done B&W shots, enjoyed viewing.
I think #3 is my favorite.

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Black and white pictures of the city remind me the scenes in the "Untouchables". Very nicely done!
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Thank you, jj, WCKSer.

I don't think I've seen "The Untouchables". Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Brian de Palma, Al Capone -- I've no excuse not to see it. Thanks!

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Very nice, what is going on in the second shot?

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Thanks, jj. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey clowns were at the Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central promoting their show in NYC a few months ago.
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Thanks, jj. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey clowns were at the Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central promoting their show in NYC a few months ago.
That had to be interesting event.

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