God I love my iPhone. My shiny, new, pretty iPhone 4S with an amazing camera.
I also love my DSLR camera, but sometimes a cute device that fits in the palm of your hand is just what you need. Especially if you want to capture a urban mood, share the photos immediately, and add funky effects. If you’ve been following my Instagram account, you know I’ve been flooding it with artsy NYC photos. Here are a few of my favorites!
The outstanding view from Top of the Rock, the observation deck on top of the Rockefeller Center. You guys probably know I’m an incredibly cheap traveler who hates paying for entry fees, but trust me on this one: this is the best $25 you’ll ever spend in New York City.
I got to spend lots of time in Midtown, because that’s where my hotel was. I did lots of shopping (not many US stores ship to Canada, because obviously we are in a remote corner of the world) and indulged in the much-buzzed New York City hustle.
The beautiful view from the Brooklyn Bridge Park – so calm and fun! Especially with the delicious Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory around the corner. The view over Manhattan is simply stunning, and only in this park will you realize just how massive the bridge actually is. Definitely one of the highlights from my trip.
This one was taken in Williamsburg, who apparently is the hipster haven of New York City. I have to be honest here and say that I really didn’t like the area – it felt really run-down, especially in the backstreets of Bedford Avenue. If you’re into vintage shops, quirky second-hand items and B-graded eateries, then Williamsburg is for you. That’s sadly not my case!
The beautiful West Village architecture – definitely my favorite neighborhood in all of New York City. I love how homey and welcoming it feels, the hundreds of restaurants and bars within walking distance, and the celebrity sightings. I’m already looking forward to spend more time in the area next time I visit New York.
Do you like this set of Instagram photos of New York? Which is your favorite? What area do you prefer?