Some more shots from The Queensboro Centennial
Sorry, the 2nd part of “Long Island City” is on the way- its just a BIG subject, and I’ll be talking about a few things that need some CAREFUL researching. I’ll have it done fairly soon.
Here’s what I was doing on the 31st of May, 2009.
Long Island City From the Queensboro bridge, stitched panorama – Photo by Mitch Waxman
As I mentioned in an earlier post on the subject, the Bridge Centennial Commission asked me to help out on Dave Frieder’s walking tour of the Queensboro Bridge. Here’s some highlights- (check out the money HDR pic a few posts down, by the way). I mainly carried Dave’s camera bag and kept us moving to the podium on schedule.
The tour I assisted with was led by Dave “the Bridge Man” Frieder. He is an ironman photographer who routinely and legally climbs the bridges of New York (and beyond) to take some of the most white knuckled (and gorgeously composed) photos you will ever see. check him out at www.davefrieder.com
Mayor Mike Bloomberg kibbitzes with “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz and DOT Commissioner Jeanette Sadik-Khan- Photo by Mitch Waxman
One of the classic cars in the parade- Photo by Mitch Waxman
Determined and ready to ROCK- Photo by Mitch Waxman
Ceremonies, crowd and press watching- Photo by Mitch Waxman
Crowd watches ceremony- Photo by Mitch Waxman
Marching band- Photo by Mitch Waxman
Up in the Steel- Photo by Mitch Waxman
Modern shiny Long Island City of the future from old crappy Long Island City of the past- Photo by Mitch Waxman
View from the Queens-bound ramp on the Queensboro bridge- Photo by Mitch Waxman
Another one of the classic cars in the parade- Photo by Mitch Waxman
View from the Queens-bound ramp on the Queensboro bridge- Stitched Panorama by Mitch Waxman
Sunset view from Ravenswood, from a roof party at the new Ravel Hotel- Photo by Mitch Waxman