In the Shadows chasing the Light

As a visitor from the Old World, a world were things are old and small and puzzled together, to me those rows of high tower buildings were a mind blowing new experience. You suddenly become aware of scale. I had never seen anything like that before with my own two eyes. Walking through the seemingly endless streets feeling so small, always looking up in awe – that is what New York meant to me at the time. Something I had only seen on TV and now I was right in the middle of it all.

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Gotham Bank

Like the grill of a 50s car paired with an incredible bold amount of black. Never had I seen such an Art Deco chrome fa├žade like that before. But what also got my attention was the unusual name of the bank. A rather small signage compared to the bold building grill, but still striking enough – Gotham Bank of New York. Wow. I had found Batman’s bank.

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When the plane had landed it was a late November afternoon close to sunset. By the time the shuttle picked us up at JFK International Ariport it was getting dark. Entering Manhattan at night was underwhelming at first, but when the first skyscrapers came in sight like lighthouses on a distant shore it was surreal and breathtaking.

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The Majestic

The only musical I’ve ever went to see was not the Phantom of the Opera. When I took this picture in November 1992, I only did so for two reasons: it was round the block from our hotel and we walked past it on the way to Times Square, and secondly it was for my best friend, as she was the biggest fan of this particular musical.

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