Tuesday, March 29, 2011

NYC Transportation

(Linking up with Sweet Shot, You Capture (theme - Vibrant), and Live Every Moment (theme - A Different View) and Communal Global .)

In a city as crowded as the Big Apple, there is certainly nothing as important as getting around. Of course, the most old-fashioned way to get around is to walk to your destination.
cute old lady


Sweet Shot Day


We did a lot of walking.

It didn't go unnoticed that there is a subway entrance on every corner...if you can figure out the system. I had to ask the advice of a couple of people, but we did eventually figure it out.
Subway sign


Subway


If the subway is not the best option, there is always the iconic New York City yellow cab.
taxi


I love the vibrant color of the taxis.
taxis


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Although we saw a few minivan taxis that would accommodate the six of us, there was not one of those available when we walked out of the Intrepid. And we knew the Princess's little legs were not about to make it all the way from Pier 86 to 59th and 3rd. 59th and 3rd of course is where Bloomingdales is, but who cares about Bloomingdales when Dylan's Candy Bar is right across the street? But that is a story for another day.

Anyway, as luck would have it, a limo driver approached us as we stood there freezing our butts off outside the museum. He offered to take us to our destination for a reasonable rate. Obviously, the kids were THRILLED to be riding in a limo. What is more, our driver was from Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa, which is the country where my husband was born and the country where we spent the first 18 years of our lives. It was fun chatting with him.
taxi us

taxi Jacob & Alex


taxi Audrey


Funny thing about New York transportation and traffic. It. Never. Stops.
taxis at night


And you can still hear it...even from a 23rd floor hotel room!
nighttime traffic




30 comments:

leavesnbloom said...

awesome awesome shots Kathleen.... every single one of them. That last one is a winner for me this week with those stunning trail lights.

Ky said...

Fantastic photos!!!!! I've never been to NY. I don't know that I will ever get to visit, but it sure is fun seeing other peoples photos.
I have to say, I particularly like the first one. Such a sweet capture!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

WOW! Great shots! And your fun family memories will be such a joy to you for decades to come! Thank you for sharing them on this Sweet Shot Tuesday!

deb duty said...

I enjoyed your take on NY transportation! Makes me want to visit again. I've only been there with a friend, but I'd love to go with my boys. I love the bright lights at night in that last pic.

Caseybumpinalong said...

WOW! Amazing photos, especially of the taxis (I especially love the one thru the archway). We rode in one of those taxis on our last visit to NYC - the kids loved it (but mom here was scared to death weaving in and out of traffic like a wildman). I think I would have preferred the limo. :))

frecklesandfences said...

There is really nothing like NYC. I think everyone should experience it at least once. Love the photos. I have to say my favorite is the taxi through the little archway. But the lady looking at her reflection is a close second! Great job.

kbreints said...

What a great post. You first shot took my breath away... and the last one is fantastic!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

The last shot I love it!!! My husband's Aunt is from Brooklyn. We keep meaning to visit her one day.

t @ emmons-blessings said...

How cool was that for your kids to ride in a limo??!! That's something our middle child ALWAYS wants to do. EVERYTIME we see one, he asks... I'm thinking a surprise is in order one of these days!! Super sweet captures!

be blessed!

t

Ashley Sisk said...

Really great shots - I love the first one!

Dorian Susan said...

I really LOVE these city shots. The cab thu the round frame-wow! How fun that you were able to ride in a limo-and the Cote d'Ivoire connection. I'm a drummer-I play djembe and my drum was built/made in Cote d'Ivoire. Fondness.

a husband and a dad said...

Such incredible shots. The movement captured here is just amazing. Very NY.

Tamar SB said...

Love these shots! I grew up right outside the city and I love seeing it through other people's eyes! The last one is amazing!

Tamar - from community global

Brownie said...

Such a great job! I love the taxi shots!

Theresa said...

As always I love your photos!

I live a half hour from the city and don't understand the subway system. The buses I understand. We find that with the family, it is cheaper to just drive around.

grace said...

Really great photos and wonderful way to journal your trip.

Melissa said...

WOWWW!!!
Seriously these photos are amazing! From the first one of the older gal looking at herself in the window (love it!) to the non-stop traffic, you rocked all of these shots! So did you ever brave the subway???
I am too scared to take the L when I venture off to Chicago, who knows maybe someday! But really I would much rather walk!

CrossView said...

Ok, that ALMOST made me want to go to NYC. ;O)

Especially the limo part!

My oldest went to Bloomingdale's first thing. A priority. Please tell me that you actually did make it there??!

allison said...

love, love the last shot - great movement!

tsinclair said...

Sounds like a great trip - and of course, every princesss needs her royal transportation. :-)

Jessica Monte said...

These are all great! I love the birds eye shots, the photos of the kids, and the geometrical photos too.

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so thrilled that your babies got to have such a fun experience like a limo ride : ) I know that had to make their day! I also love that God gave you that fun gift of a person from your husbands country. What a special treat!

Alex said...

I wouldn't be happy if I was the little old lady. You did this with th amish too. I like what you did with the lights of the cars. The limo ride wasn't bad either and only 25$ :D

Nicolasa said...

I looove the last photo! So cool! 23 floors up! How fun! I also really like the photo with the taxi in the little hole of the wall!

Pieni Lintu said...

Great shots!

Nicole said...

Wow. What a wonderful trip it must have bee to NYC! Your captures are awesome. I couldn't imagine going with the whole family (and six!). What luck to have it that the limo driver is from the same place as your husband and where you spent so much time! Wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your experience!

Our Peculiar Lives said...

Those are such neat shots! What a neat experience!

Natalie said...

I've always wanted to visit either New York or California! hehe! to see what 'the big city' was like :) You got some awesome captures and memories to share! Love the view from your window!

Tiffany said...

I love your different perspective shot! So great!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Tara said...

These photos are wonderful and I love your different perspective shot! Awesome!!!