Panorama of Chelsea taken from the ship cruise by Circle Line.
Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The district's boundaries are roughly 14th Street to the south, 30th Street to the north, the western boundary of the Ladies' Mile Historic District – which lies between the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) and Seventh Avenue – to the east, and the Hudson River and West Street to the west.
Chelsea contains the Chelsea Historic District and its extension, which were designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1970 and 1981, respectively, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, expanded in 1982 to include contiguous blocks containing particularly significant examples of period architecture.
The neighborhood is primarily residential, with a mix of tenements, apartment blocks, city housing projects, townhouses and renovated rowhouses, and its many retail businesses reflect the ethnic and social diversity of the population. The western part of Chelsea has become a center of the New York art world, with many art galleries located in both new buildings and rehabilitated warehouses.
Chelsea Piers (in foreground) is a series of historic piers that was a passenger ship terminal in the early 1900s that was used by the RMS Lusitania and was the destination of the RMS Titanic.
On the right side you can see The IAC Building, a Frank Gehry-designed building that was completed in 2007. Reminiscent of several other Gehry designs, the building appears to consist of two major levels: a large base of twisted tower-sections packed together like the cells of a bee hive, with a second bundle of lesser diameter sitting on top of the first. The cell units have the appearance of sails skinned over the skeleton of the building. The overall impression is of two very tall stories, which belies its actual 10-story structure. Vanity Fair commented that the building is perhaps the world's most attractive office building.
For me this Gehry building looks a bit like a pudding.
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baddori (19133) 2011-05-08 1:32
U a buona crociera ed l'Empire che svetta.
Il quartiere descritto nella nota ..sempre Europa a NY.
Lo scalo crociere è in una location prestigiosa e piena di colori e ...lontana dai bui dochs delle merci ...
Complimenti E buon WE
delpeoples (48734) 2011-05-08 2:39
Ciao carissima Signora Itchy Feet
Lovely panorama of Chelsea - I never knew that there was another Chelsea apart from that in London. Excellent sharpness, contrast and definition. A very pretty part of the world, thanks for bringing it to us.
Thanks for sharing - you should tell your friends to take up photography and travel instead of moaning about their aches and pains and their naughty husbands :)
siudzi (27779) 2011-05-08 2:55
Bardzo ladna panorama! Kolejne swietne zdjecie z Twojej podrozy do USA. Piekna praca! Nigdy nie bylam w NYC, ale musze sie tam kiedyś wybrac :)
Milego dnia! Gosia
ikeharel (44139) 2011-05-08 3:24
Typical view from the hudson river on NYC, Malgo.
Clear and extraordinary good weather you had on that day, allow you to achieve a wonderful image on town.
macjake (45636) 2011-05-08 4:21
you have certainly peaked my interest with the IAC building...never heard of it before, but i will look into it for my trip!
lovely overview here..i recognize some of the buildings, but mostly i do not.
its fun to see a "new" side of NYC.
thanks for the informative write up.
SWEETFREEDOM (19938) 2011-05-08 4:57
very nice shot, with many interesting details, i have been there in Chelsea but i saw it by foot not from the sea.
npecanhuk (56392) 2011-05-08 6:28
And I haven't ever been to that side of NYC!
I really like the view!
I really enjoy the picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, horizontal format, contrasts and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Sonata11 (31255) 2011-05-08 6:46
kolejne sliczne zdjecie z twoje podrozy po USA. Pieknie wykonany kadr. Swietny POV, kolory, ostrosc doskonala. Piekna panorama. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milej niedzieli,
Silvio1953 (105720) 2011-05-08 10:24
Ciao Malgorzata, great POV on fantastic architecture, lovely composition with excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week, ciao Silvio
mkamionka (27121) 2011-05-08 10:38
musze przyznac ze zaskoczylas mnie tym widokiem. Nie tylko nie mialem okazji znalezc sie w tym POV ale tez nie przypominam sobie zadnego zdjecia z tej strony.
Bardzo oryginalny sposb zeby pokazac panorame miasta z Emipre State Building na czele.
Fis2 (77084) 2011-05-08 12:50
Taki widok robi wrazenie.
mesutilgim (73080) 2011-05-08 13:48
Hello dear Malgo,
Very nice skyline from NY.
A nice compo of neoclassical and modern NY architecture.
TFS and best regards
Robert1969 (6650) 2011-05-08 22:47
This picture is as sharp as a knife.
This picture has also great colors and contrast (good light), but it's also nice calmness (good composition)..Well done.
jjcordier (67366) 2011-05-08 22:58
Le bateau te donnait un beau point de vue sur Chelsea et tu l'as remarquablement exploité pour réaliser cette très jolie photo.
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-08 23:16
Fine postcard of Chelsea...
Excellent colors and sharpness
Very well done
Have a nice week
saxo042 (33944) 2011-05-08 23:32
A good capture where you have managed to include the icons of the Chrysler and the Empire State buildings. Together with some appaerntly newer and clearly much older buildings, this is a fine photo of the variety of the Big Apple.
dkmurphys (42633) 2011-05-09 2:42
A very beautiful shot. So many architecture elements, very impressive part of the city. Good colors, nice presented.
Have a good week.
sacavem (18604) 2011-05-10 5:12
The cruise ship is very good for this type photos for inside of the cities. The details are good and the chosen POV shows a pleasant panorama of this city.
I really enjoy the picture!
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (64266)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-28
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): NYC Views [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-08 1:11