Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

For this week’s photo challenge BEYOND I’ve chosen a shot made from heli over Manhattan, Twin Towers still standing …
East River + Queensboro Bridge / heli-flight
photo by frizztext, click on the picture, to enter my galleries on flickr
P.S.:
we’ve been there 1997 – the things changed so much since then…
– it was hard to get a helicopter ride, not only to get the tickets, the whole waiting room was filled up with a crowd having tickets (at least 100 persons, I think): but only 4 persons each flight! So my wife had to look very deep in the eyes of the door dragon to come through (I was her quick shadow); though the weather was foggy we had much fun… I heard after September eleven it is forbidden to fly directly over the top of the skyscrapers?
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websites: 1 - my wordpress blog "flickrcomments" at FLICKRCOMMENTS, 2 - my photos at frizztext, 3 - my guitar exercises fingerstyle_guitar, 4 - my museum-series The MUSEUM SERIES

57 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

  1. Oh, psyched. Love your site, love your eye. Brilliant.

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  2. It is still a great shot. sad event… :-(

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  5. Those were the days. :) Great pic, ft.

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  6. Simply put, I admire your work(s). This photo is very engaging. Thank you for the challenge.

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  7. A great photo. I am called to mind also an incident when a helicopter tour downed in the harbour, just weeks before some lady friends of mine were visiting on a birthday treat. I went to the Algarve a short while later and discovered that the lady who was killed was related to people in my walking group over there. Strange old world, isn’t it?

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  8. I pinned the photo of NYC from the Heli on my “Cityscape Photography” board on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/gaylealstrom/cityscape-photography/. I hope you don’t mind.

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  9. Great view of “beyond.”

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  10. Frizz,
    You are also making me want to go to my photo album. As others have mentioned, I took a small plane ride around NY many years ago. It didn’t occur to me until I viewed this post and read the comments that it can’t be done anymore!

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  11. A stunning and poignant shot Frizz!

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  13. amazing shot frizz!!!

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  14. Zen

    A memory of the towers greatly captured in the background. :)

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  15. Not only do you have the beautiful photo but you got the helicopter ride which sadly is also something of the past too.

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  16. Beautiful shot. Thank you for the memory.

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  17. Another fantastic picture, as usual… Love your ways to ‘translate’ the photo challenges into something so deep, so emotional… It does leave us thinking.. ‘beyond’… ‘what it…’ memories… a powerful tool! Congrats on the beautiful photo! :o

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    • your quotation:
      “To have a second language
      is to possess a second soul”
      ~
      my reply:
      for sure, but maybe every people we meet
      = like discovering a new language too!

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  19. Love the pic Frizz and WHY can’t they build those towers EXACTLY as they were??

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    • they didn’t have the courage,
      maybe they had the anxiety,
      that terrorists would try to destroy
      the same buildings again?
      Some architects had the proposal
      only to build very flat buildings
      in the future everywhere…
      P.S.:
      I like your nice beyond-version:
      “future and beyond…”!

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  20. I like your composition, Frizz. The bridge over the river draws me in, and then my eye keeps exploring the city, especially framed by the twin towers and the Empire State Building.

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  21. Beautiful captured… :-)

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  22. jenfbs

    Beautiful photo (deserving of a framing) Beautiful city but them I’m bias since I was born there!

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  24. OMG!!!
    …. wonderful

    kiss mister Frizz
    vento

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  26. Flying around Manhattan is one of my best memories from NYC.

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  28. Beautiful photo. I was here to watch the towers being built in the 70s, and then sadly to see them fall as well. :-( Like you, I once took an amazing sea plane ride right through the middle of Manhattan. Amazing. And you are right – those rides are now prohibited.

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  29. A great photo of times past. Lots of memories…it looks like I remember it as a child, when I had dinner in the restaurant Windows on the World in the early 1980s.

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  30. This photo is what New York looks like in my memory! Superb.

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  31. Awesome photo! :shock: a different view of Manhattan… it is not common between the similar photos

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  32. A really good photo Frizz. Beyond in this photo has so much more meaning. It also evoked sadness

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  33. I can see the new tower from where I am sitting now. Your beautiful photo made me sad

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