Thursday, March 22, 2012

New York City Shades of Blue SWF

1. columbus circle-kab 1. Morning Glory Blue at Columbus Circle

Last weekend Gus and I traveled to New York city with my youngest brother. While I have been here several times now with C, this was Gus’ first time to go and walk the streets of New York City. After arriving Friday evening we took a short walk around the city on the upper west side. The next morning while the rest of the world was painting the town green for St. Patrick's Day we walked around some more. I knew we would be walking a long way and I knew that this day would be about the sights and not about birds, so I left my Nikon D80 at the apartment and took along my small Nikon Coolpix S4000. As I was reviewing my snapshots of the day I was struck by how blue the skies were and how many shades of blue there were, thus inspiring this post. I hope you enjoy this photo essay of New York City Skies in Shades of Blue!

2. USS Maine Monument-kab 2. Cerulean Blue sky above the USS Maine Memorial

3. hancock towers-kab 3. Steel Blue Time Warner Buildings

4. buildings-kab 4. Azure Blue

5. Empire State building-kab 5. Tiffany Blue Sky with Empire State Building

6. new n old-kab 6. Sculptural blue with old and new architecture

7. baby blue-kab 7. Serene Blue

8. indigo-kab 8. Cobalt Blue

9. robin's egg blue-kab 9. Glaucous Blue in the Financial District

10. robin's egg2-kab 10. Robin’s Egg Blue

11. Saphire blue-kab 11. Sapphire Blue

12. Island blue-kab 12. Island Blue

13. eye shadow blue-kab 13. eye shadow blue

14. aqua blue-kab 14. Verrazzano Bridge Blue

15. sunset blue-kab 15. Staten Island Sunset Blue

Skywatch Friday!

To see more shade of blue, just click on the link. Happy Skywatching!


  1. You most certainly captured a variety of blues. Nice tour of NYC.

  2. Great tour of New York!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. You went to the City!! And you took some amazing pictures. I love all the different blues and the interesting angles...Wonderful.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Very nice shots.

    Regards and best wishes

  5. Beautiful shades of blues, Kathie! Thanks for the lovely tour of NYC too. Wonderful photos, have a great weekend!

  6. Wow Kathie

    What a fun subject for a post. I loved all the beautiful buildings.


  7. Wow Kathie

    What a fun subject for a post. I loved all the beautiful buildings.


  8. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful views of the City and the different blue skies! Plus I love each descriptive name "azure" "robin's egg" Love this post!

  9. St. Patrick's Day was truly beautiful in NYC this year. I was at a party in Staten Island actually.

    The varying shades of blue that you captured and identified is tremendous and a tribute to your artistry.

    ...And I hope you enjoy Massachusetts...I like The Bay State as well.


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