Monday, June 4, 2012

Up on the roofs of NYC

Alex MacLean is an American photographer who takes pictures from the air since 30 years. He knows vast parts of the US just from aerial views. Now he has explored New York from an absolute different angle as you can see. I find these photos amazing. There seems to be a city in the city!

Click here for more pictures and explanations and click here for the English version of the book. If you would like to read it in German that's the source: 
Alex MacLean, Über den Dächern von New York, 256 Seiten, 183 Farbtafeln, ISBN 978-3-8296-0582-3

Have a wonderful Monday and to my readers from the UK - enjoy the celebrations of the Jubilee!

♥ Emilie's daughter 


  1. Thats great to see things like that.

  2. A wonderful alternative view of NYC. I love the rooftop gardens!
    Sarah x

  3. It looks like a very interesting books! And this, eco friendly usage of so much unused space is just perfect - now that the tV antenas are not needed anyway ; )

  4. Dear Christa
    Great pictures. This book should be very interesting. It is design to create the unsightly rooftops. Ours are empty and only show concrete.

  5. Dear Christa,

    New Yorkers can ve very creative with their rooftops and decking! Some of them have turned their rooftops into vegetable gardens, you know?
    But, Christa, I just love being down there, with the crowd and the traffic, and look up, towards the Empire State Building... it's so very beautiful... and then walk into Macy's, which is just across the street, to buy some clothes, or perfume, or just to have some lunch!

    My husband usually leaves the car in a little side street (you find parking after 7.30) and there, is my favourite: a very tall and thin skyscraper, very dark and shiney... stands on its own and, if you look up, you feel like you've been drinking too much Champagne! So beautiful!




  6. Those are so cool! A whole other world.