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Old May 3, 2010, 3:42 PM   #1
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I took pictures of the Post Office Building on 8th Avenue last week.

"The James A. Farley Building is the main post office building in New York City... Built in 1912, the building is famous for bearing the inscription: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." (source:wikipedia.org)

#1) The Post Office Building is directly behind Madison Square Garden where the New York Knicks plays.


#2) The ceiling is decorated with various coats of arms. I would not have known that had not one of the the security guards pointed them out to me.


#3) This one says, "L'UNION FAIT - LA FORCE" which means "Strength through unity". According to wikipedia.org, "L’union fait la force is a French language game show airing weekdays on Radio-Canada." But I don't think that's what this one stands for...


#4) That's Madison Square Garden outside the window.


#5) Teller windows. (Yes, they are called "teller" windows -- I checked.)


#6) View from northeast entrance.


#7) Zip code 10001 where the Post Office is located is not really the best part of town in terms of cleanliness as you can see from this photo. But walk just one block towards the back of the Post Office Building and you will find heaven -- the B&H Photo Video Superstore is located there .


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Old May 3, 2010, 4:15 PM   #2
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Lovely pics.

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Old May 3, 2010, 4:37 PM   #3
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good set.

#2 and #5 stood out for me, i liked the perspective
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Older buildings like this have an elegant grandeur that modern ones can't match. It is nice that the building is still in use, hopefully for many years to come. Wonderful views.

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Old May 3, 2010, 5:42 PM   #5
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Nice shots of the central post office building. That place gets pack on April 15 every year as it is open 24 hours.

I agree with hards 2 and 5 the hdr did added to the shot.

You could have taken a photo of BH also, you were only a block away.
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Older buildings like this have an elegant grandeur that modern ones can't match. It is nice that the building is still in use, hopefully for many years to come. Wonderful views.

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Ditto! As always, I really like your photos (and shoturtle's as well). They give me an insight to living in NY without the tourist stuff.
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Old May 3, 2010, 9:52 PM   #7
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Thanks, all, for the comments and kind words.

gjtoth, I, too, like knowing about where the "locals" go for their daily stuff when on vacation instead of where tourists go. I'm glad to be of help.

shoturtle, I took a picture of B&H Photo Video Superstore but it was back in December last year. To all steves-digicamers, enjoy drooling

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Especially like #2
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Read my comment from your other thread - it's the same here

My favorite is #2 too!
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My all-time favorite photo store, even if I've never been there.
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