Sunday, May 31, 2009

Manhattanhenge 5.31.09!

Well, I'm back from 42nd street and 2nd. Tonight was Manhattanhenge, the magical day twice a year when the sun sets on the median of the Manhattan cross-streets, illuminating the length of the street with golden light.

Last year, we only had about a dozen people. But check out the turnout this year!

A police car stopped by to see what the commotion was about, and they ended up taking pictures along with everyone else. A lot of people simply showed up because they saw the crowd, and they walked away with a new tidbit of trivia about New York. Hooray!

Here are some pictures by yours truly:

See you all June 11!


Improbable Joe said...

That's pretty bad-ass! I lived there for 11 years and had no idea.

Anonymous said...

July 11?

Dobblesworth said...

Amazing photographs you've got there. Almost reminds me of the solar flare/nuclear warhead detonations from disaster movies.