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I’ve actually spent the majority of this week in my upstate New York hometown of Albany, but I admit to barely picking up my camera while I’ve been here. Thus, my Photo of the Week options were taken during my final few days in New York City.

Photo A

There are many iconic New York City hotels, but I think this one might have the best name, don’t you?

Photo B

The Brooklyn Bridge gets all the glory. But the Manhattan Bridge has its charms as well.

Photo C

My new-found cloud addiction has surprisingly not wavered during my visit home.

You know what to do! Share your favorite photo in the comments below!
Happy weekend!

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  • Caty
    March 11 2012

    Aww the New Yorker. That’s the hotel where I stayed when I first came to NYC for the au pair orientation in 2004. Four girls from Europe in one room…but it was so much fun and the location is great!!!I miss the city…after that 3day orientation I lived one year in Westchester County and every sunday we would get the first train into the city and take the last one out. Can’t wait for the rest of your pictures!

    • Meihoukai
      March 11 2012

      Wow what a story! That sounds like so much fun, what a great way to get to know the city and work a lucrative job at the same time.

  • Dad
    March 11 2012

    B….while the sign on the New Yorker is iconic and has an in your face NYC attitude, the Manhattan Bridge talks to me. The sweeping lines of the bridge cables up to the tower give the picture a sense of motion, like you are falling up. The engineering that went into these NYC bridges is amazing considering when they were built so I admire that as well.

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2012

      I never gave much thought to the engineering marvel of bridges… you’ll have to give me the story one day while we are caught in traffic on one!

  • John
    March 11 2012

    My vote will go for the Manhattan Bridge picture. I’m a sucker for repetition patterns in photos.
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2012

      I agree! Pattern is one of my favorite things to photograph and design with. Many of my senior thesis projects (I was a graphic design major) focused on pattern.

  • Amanda
    March 11 2012

    I like the bridge picture the most as well. There’s still some cool cloud action in it too though not as pretty as the third

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2012

      I have become SUCH a cloud geek. I need to get a book about them so I can learn all the names and impress people with my could knowledge šŸ™‚

  • Sophia
    March 11 2012

    My favorite is the cloud/building one. Such an artistic pose. Really makes you look twice!

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2012

      Thanks Sophia! I actually took that one out of the sunroof of a car. Love the angle.

  • Kathryn
    March 11 2012

    I’m going for the cloud photo, but in truth it is the angle of the buildings that I find more arresting than the wispy white stuff.

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2012

      You were there when I took the photo! Remember?

  • Olivia
    March 11 2012

    I vote for the BB too… those clouds look dopey!

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2012

      It’s the Manhattan Bridge, not the Brooklyn! You must know that, city girl!

  • Gram
    March 11 2012

    Meihoukai, I really, really like the bridge picture .
    It’s BEAUTIFUL !!!

  • Lauren
    March 11 2012

    C!

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2012

      I’m got to admit, though the bridge seems to be the most popular I agree with you I think. Photo C is my personal fave!

  • Cat
    March 12 2012

    Love these architectural shots! I vote for the bridge if I HAVE to choose just one.
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2012

      Thanks Cat! Its funny, Photo of the Week is usually something natural like a beach or flower but now I’m in the city so its all man-made marvels šŸ™‚

  • Heather
    March 12 2012

    I’m de-lurking today because I have to comment on these photos! I love all three as they bring back so many memories of my two years in NYC, but I love the view of the bridge. You’re right, the Brooklyn Bridge gets a lot of attention, and the Manhattan is just a beautiful. Well done!

    Also, I’ve just finished reading your archives and am excited to keep following along. I have a sudden urge to try scuba diving…

    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2012

      Hi Heather! Welcome and thanks for de-lurking! šŸ™‚ Isn’t NYC the greatest? I lived there for four years and I miss it almost every day. Where do you live now? I hope its near the beach so you can try diving soon…

      • Heather
        March 12 2012

        NYC is definitely amazing! I live in Vancouver now, which is also pretty great. It’s not tropical, but there’s a ton of marine life, so I’m excited to get underwater and check it out.

        • Meihoukai
          March 12 2012

          Vancouver… brrr! Thus far I am still a “warm water wussy” diver, though I have been diving in Ibiza and in the Bahamas in January, both of which were pretty chilly!

          • Heather
            March 12 2012

            Yes, I think it will definitely be chilly in the water here…but the tradeoff is that you can swim in the ocean during the day and then go skiing at night!

  • Victor
    March 12 2012

    Hey Meihoukai…

    I liked Photo C… at first It gives different impression to viewer….. It seems like picture is taken from really high building where you can only see clouds or sky…. but truth is picture is taken from the ground pointing at sky…
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    • Meihoukai
      March 12 2012

      Thanks Victor! That one is my favorite as well šŸ™‚

  • Cathy35
    March 13 2012

    Wonderful shots.. I really visiting site with lots of pictures.. šŸ™‚ And It makes me feel that I have been through that place too and making me familiar with it! šŸ™‚

  • Chet
    March 14 2012

    B……….love bridges. C…. makes me a little dizzy.