Pat Regan Photos

This weekend brought together a sequence of weather events that always provoke my photographic interests. If a good rain is followed by a bit of sunshine, I like to take reflection photos in puddles throughout the city.

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In the early morning hours, it rained. Then the rain stopped and I checked the radar. It looked like there would be a break in the clouds for an hour or two. So I hopped on the bike to get around the city a little quicker.

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I went for the big three iconic NYC towers: The Chrysler Building, The Empire State Building and the Freedom Tower as seen from the newly expanded World Trade Center site.

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The Chrysler building is the gem of the skyscrapers. Many of the once majestic tall buildings of NYC are being dwarfed by new buildings going up at a wickedly rapid pace. On the ground the little dirty crevices where I like to focus my camera are getting cemented over and smoothed out.

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The grand old manhole covers are being replaced by modern ones often ventilated which drains off any water.

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Over the years I have compiled a large portfolio of these types of photos along with many photos from my travels and interest in motorcycles. So may I introduce to you,  www.patreganphotos.com

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World Trade Center

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Until recently the large area surrounding the Liberty Tower had been fenced off. Now it’s entire acreage is open as it was before 9/11.

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You are now free to walk around the space which was once shadowed by the two towers taken down on September 11, 2001.

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I played here when I was a kid. As I walked around the perimeter of the square fountains that now shadow the footprint of the former towers, I could remember skateboarding around the platforms that once surrounded the circumference of the World Trade Center. I sat on a bench in a small park to the south and took in all the changes. So many memories. The photo above is from the puddles pooling on a ping pong table in that park.

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And now, following that warm day NYC sees it’s first snowfall of the year. I dig a little snow, but I hope this winter offers a few more of those freakish warm days than last year to hop on the bike and go for a ride!

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So once again I welcome you to have a look at some of the photos I’ve taken over the last decade.

Please click the link and enjoy: www.patreganphotos.com

 

 

2 Responses to “Pat Regan Photos”

  1. Mary Virginia Keppler Says:

    Outstanding!!!

    Sent from my iPad

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