JASON ATEN | MICHIGAN PHOTOGRAPHER

OUR LIFE: NEW YORK CITY PART I

I had to be in New York City on Monday for a workshop I was teaching, and Beth and I decided to make it a weekend away.  It's the first time the two of us have really gotten away - just the two of us - since our honeymoon.  We've been so blessed to be able to travel and see so many things as a result of my job, and it was a great time for both of us.

So, since Beth has never been to New York before, we did pretty much all of the tourist things that you do when you're there!  Here's a few of my favorite images from the trip.  There will be more, but I have to get back to finishing up the 35 projects I'm in the middle of!

View from atop the Empire State Building (looking uptown towards Central Park).  The "GE" building is Rockefeller Center.















One of the things I love about this image is that it's slightly disorienting. It almost looks like it's taken inside. (The building with the flag is the New York Stock Exchange.




We visited Ground Zero, but there isn't much to visit. There are fences up that block the view of the site, and you can't really see anything. Engine Co. 11 is located right at Ground Zero, and they keep their doors open to the public. When we were there, firemen were standing out just telling people their stories. It's amazing how many people visit just to hear from the men (and women) who were there that day.




This is where I taught my workshop. Monday morning when I arrived, the Early Show on CBS was filming right outside the "cube" and they were awarding "JT" the Survivor winner, his $1 Million check.






more to come!