"New York, New York, it's a wonderful town!
The Bronx is up and the Battery's down
The people ride in a hole in the ground,
New York, New York, it's a wonderful town!"
Talk about culture shock! A few days after my visit to the Mojave Desert, Route 66 and the little town of Barstow (see previous photographs in this gallery), I traveled to Manhattan to visit my daughter. Rebecca was my wonderful tour guide for a few days. I enjoyed being a tourist and my head frequently tilted up to view the massive skyscrapers.
At dusk, emerging from the lobby of the Chrysler Building - the iconic example of Art Deco architecture - I glanced up to discover the building as a reflection in the mirrored windows of the skyscraper across the street.