My Hand Colored Blue by Empire State Building Lights

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WorldVision on August 31, 2007

Great idea, putting a hand in this shot!! That makes this photo of Manhattan more beautiful. But I've some question:Are there in Manhattan or New York some Dutch Colonial buildings?? Because I'm from the Netherlands and we learn that New york was a Dutch Colony called New-Amsterdam.

Globesurfer on August 31, 2007

Hay Sannie, thanks! unfortunately there's not much left of our Dutch history, except for a few street names and, of course, the Holland Tunnel. But funny enough a few months ago i had a dinner with the Dutch Royal Family, including Queen Beatrix and your prime minister Balkede. They're very nice!

Axel Hölzinger on September 1, 2007

As Sannie12 wrote this was a fantastic idea by you. I think you are one of the minor to take this picture even excluding me. About 1626 the Dutch settled down in Manhattan and called the colony Nieuw Amsterdam. To provide cover from assaults Petrus 'Peter' Stuyvesant built up a protective barrier in 1652 leading from the south across the island. Today you know this track as the Wall Street.

© Franco Truscello on September 5, 2007

Great shot, nice idea. Thanks so much for your work in Panoramio Elections 2007, it's a beautiful idea. Ciao, greetings from Italy

Wilber Calderón - El… on September 6, 2007

I did not know anythig about Panoramio Elections, I thank you for let me know.

Atentamente Wilber

©Toodleberry on September 11, 2007

Hi MM. I want to thank you too for alerting me of the elections. I was wondering what the rules were and you put out good directions.

Just to add to the what's left from the Dutch: the front stoop (means step in Dutch) which was an architectural feature as the result of flooding. Even though we are not 16 meters below sea level, the Dutch brought the feature and it remains today. Also the stock market too. And if you go to Arthur Ave. and Robin Rd. in Staten Island, there is a barn remaining from an old Dutch farmhouse. 4th house north and western side of Arthur Ave. It has a large front yard. It's not landmarked but an old friend's mother lived there. The neighborhood used to be called Oude Dorp (Old Town). The only remaining reminder. And the word Boss. And the Knicks from the Knickerbockers from Washington Irving, even though they are fictional. Maybe that was a stretch. I'll shut my yap now. Thanks again for your pics. They are really good.


©Toodleberry on September 11, 2007

This is for Sannie. In Staten Island there is Richmond Town. Historic colonial site of Cocklestown. One of the first Dutch settlement in the area. I noticed Dutch tourists' pictures in Panaramio. In Prospect Park close to Flatbush, in Brooklyn, is the Lefferts Homestead, a Dutch farmhouse. Brooklyn itself looks like a 20th Century version of Amsterdam. When I visited Amsterdam 11 years ago I stayed south of Vondel Park on Emmastraat. Doing laundry, I walked around the quiet neighborhood and felt like I was in Brooklyn, but a part I never visited before. It made me feel good when I got back. But in Brooklyn windows have the shades down, not in Amsterdam. Not a shade to be found.

Gabriele Parafioriti on October 30, 2007

eccezionale, excelent! compliments!!!!!!!

rpuerto on December 16, 2007

Great Picture!!

Congratulations from Brazil!

Guia Arquitectura on December 16, 2008


Klúcsik Norbert on May 17, 2009

very good photo! norbi

alpha-wolf74 on March 12, 2011

cool photo Greetings from Germany (Essen - Ruhrarea)


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 31, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Globesurfer
    • Camera: SONY DSC-P200
    • Taken on 2006/04/23 19:55:35
    • Exposure: 0.125s (1/8)
    • Focal Length: 7.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash