USA: People

USA: People pictures. Pictures from New York and California, two samples of this huge and diverse country.

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Going to the beach

I Hate Your Smile - emo on the beach

Hollywood

Helpful policeman taking picture of a kid

Rollerblading in Venice

New York City

Intersection of Gansevoort and Washington Streets viewed from the High Line, a former elevated railway turned into an elevated park

Crossing Brooklyn Bridge

Lunchbreak

The Hell's Kitchen neighbourhood, 11th Avenue

Dog run in the Hudson River Park (at Pier 84)

A dogwalking business

Graffiti in a schoolyard

Graffiti in downtown Manattan

125th Street, Harlem

Lunchtime on the High Line, a former elevated railway turned into an elevated park (the first section was opened in 2009 with further sections to follow later)

View over 10th Avenue from the High Line, Meatpacking District

According to the exhibits of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, about 100 million (1/3rd of the country's population) US citizens' ancestors first entered the States via the Ellis Island immigration station (open between 1892 to 1954)

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird exhibited in the USS Intrepid museum (capable of acquiring speeds of over 3 Mach)

Uptown square

Family baseball in Central Park

On the corner of Bryant Park, one of the relatively few open spaces in downtown Manhattan

A busy day in Manhattan

New York colors

A bit of amateur modelling in the park

Central Park after work

Lunchbreak

Rebelling against the system - licking the balls of the Charging Bull (or Wall Street Bull) statue, often used as the symbol of the power of the financial world

Love, Roosevelt Island

Snake 'charmer', Battery Park

NY bagels are excellent, cheap, and widely available (try the classic cream cheese, salmon and black pepper bagel)

Outdoor chess in Greenwich Village

2nd Avenue near Queensboro Bridge's ramp

Battery Park

Rundown underground tunnels connecting the scattered entrances of 14th Street station

Tourists (and a cyclist in the background going against 4 lanes of one-way traffic on the Avenue of Americas)

Waiting

Wall Street after work

The pleasant pedestrian boardwalk on Brooklyn Bridge runs above the road cars use

San Francisco

California

Coit Tower's murals depicting turn-of-the-century life in San Francisco

Crissy Fields under the gigantic Golden Gate bridge; the Marin Headlands' hills can be seen across the Golden Gate strait

Chinatown's Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory (free entry and tasters; you can also buy fresh cookies); I asked where the fortunes come from (secretly expecting a sage with a long beard in a corner writing them down), and the answer was 'They just get shipped in.'

At Land's End

Sunday in Golden Gate Park

Leather jacket, Alcatraz

Freedom

Modern dance(?)

San Franciscans on Ocean Beach on a chilly spring day

Free papers, including one by an organization called the Purple Lotus Society

Park life

Fort Point

'Postcards from the other side' - a documentary and discussion on Mexican immigrants' lives in the US and their families left behind (the Mission District has a high population of Mexican migrants)

San Francisco's cable cars are turned manually at their terminals

Climbing Telegraph Hill - the city's terrain is not kind to old legs


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