Thursday, May 30, 2013

Manhattan-henge

The streets of New York are arranged in a mostly-square grid.  Once a year, the grid coincides with the path of the sun.  This makes the sun directly visible down an entire street, creating a memorable image.

Alluding to Stonehenge, residents have started calling this day Manhattan-henge.  Whatever you call it, it's striking to see.  I wasn't able to be in Manhattan yesterday but here's a photo someone else took.  What do you think?



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26 comments:

  1. Wow, that's amazing! Do Druids show up and perform rites on street corners?

    In reading your profile I see you live in Huntington. A good friend of mine grew up there, but moved away in the late 1970s. Did you go to high school there?

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    1. Yes. I graduated from Walt Whitman High School in 1975.

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    2. I don't know what school my friend went to, but I'll have to find out! His name is Pete and he has a fraternal twin brother, David, in case that sounds familiar. They would have graduated in 1974.

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    3. Huntington is a large place. The high school for part of it is called Huntington High and the high school for a different part (South Huntington) is where I went.

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  2. Wow - great photo. This is so cool - a little country feel in the city!

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  3. Very pretty. I think I remember Nova mentioning it before.

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  4. That is so incredibly cool. I had no idea that happened in Manhattan! Beautiful photo too.

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  5. such an incredible image x

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  6. I've seen photos of this before and think it is just super cool.

    Hope you're well, friend.

    xoxo,

    Gracey

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous. And I am sure there are a whole lot of people who missed that amazing sight.

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  8. Wow, really?! That's the coolest thing I read today. That pictures is gorgeous!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  9. It's beautiful!

    I dropped you something in the mail today. Keep an eye out and let me know when it arrives.

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  10. I'd love to witness that someday!!

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  11. That is seriously cool, I hadn't yet heard about this (cute name). It makes you think, if NYC can do it, why weren't more cities designed to coincide with the sun's path?

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Bevy is an awesome word, I agree - I use it all the time online and off. Oodles is another of my fave words for plural situations, but I think bevy gets the most play.

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  12. Oh this looks so nice.... too bad you were not able to enjoy it firsthand.

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  13. Wow!! I knew nothing about this. How terribly romantic; so unexpected, but a beautiful surprise.

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  14. That is gorgeous. I'd never heard of this. Thanks for sharing the photo.

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  15. Oh my, what a beauty! It's absolutely stunning, I would love to see that! :)

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  16. That is a memorable photo...love it! I'm pinning this to my twilight board, which is my favorite time of day. Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

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  17. Wow I didn't know about this before. So beautiful.

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  18. I was so disappointed to learn of this after the fact. It must have been amazing! I wish I could have seen it in person.

    Love the photo.

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