Through My Lens : Recently On Instagram

Brooklyn Bridge ar night

A visual recap of last month in photos on Instagram. This is just a small selection so to see more, check out my feed and if you're so, inclined please follow along ~ @rolalaloves  Above, the Brooklyn Bridge looking a little magical with the lights turned on. This usually occurs at sunset. 

Manhattan Bridge walk
On the subject of bridges, I only recently realized that I've been going past the entrance to the pedestrian walkway of the Manhattan Bridge for along time before even realizing it. It's a little seedy compared to the Brooklyn Bridge. I accidentally dropped my wallet while on here and a good samaritan on a bike came by and returned it to me. I was so incredibly grateful and thanked him and my lucky stars profusely.
Fireworks, Macy's Fireworks
Getting to enjoy the fireworks from our balcony is one of the best things about the 4th of July.
New York streets
Taxis on Park Avenue. I really only go uptown for doctor's appointments or events. The energy is really different than downtown where I live.
Public art in Madison Square Park
A public art installation in Madison Square Park. This shimmering land sculpture by Teresita Fernández is entitled Fata Morgana (Mirage).
One World Trade Entrance, Conde Nast at One World Trade
The south entrance to One World Trade is pretty cool looking. I love the juxtaposition of light, form and shadow at play here. The security in that building is no joke even if you're supposed to be there. For good reason though.
Empire State Building at night
The Empire State Building lit in rainbow colors in celebration of Pride Week.
Architectural details, art deco building
A close-up of the amazing art deco architectural details of Walker Tower in Chelsea.
makeup brushes
I received these Real Techniques brushes at an event for the brand. Also met Sam and Nic of PIxiwoo who are quite fabulous and gorgeous in person.
My favorite downtown spot for sushi is Takahachi.
summer fruit
Enjoying rainier cherries while they're in season.
peony, peonies
Coral Charm Peonies are just so pretty!


mandy said...

Lovely photos, as usual :)
Have you tried the brushes yet?

Ivana Split said...

That first photo is magical...I really like how dreamy it feels. The second photograph has a great perspective and I was happy to hear you got your wallet back...there are good people out there still:)

I can imagine how fun it must be to look at fireworks. I always love doing that! That's one thing I like about NY, otherwise I would just prefer to sleep over it.

that art installation is Madison Square park looks very interesting....

and that security guy in Trade looks a bit scary, but I guess that's only right.

Awesome shot of the cheeries....I love them too:)...and that last photograph is breath- taking!!!!!! amazing beautiful flower it is indeed!!!!!!!!!!

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Wonderful pictures babe
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Paola Lauretano said...

Incredible pics!!!
I love sushi!!!
Kisses, Paola.


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Marcela Gmd said...

Wow BEAUTIFUL photos and post!!!!
Have a good week, dear Rowena!!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Emmylou said...

Just lovely pics, Rowena:) Thank you sharing NYC pics....that city does seem magical:)

PS How cool you met Sam and Nic:D

saTanja said...

This looks so greta, i really wish to visit NY one day. That art installation in park really caught my eye, it's so special, I love optical illusions like that <3
Enjoy your summer .)


The Dainty Dolls House said...

I always love your photographic work, just sublime!! You have a great talent my dear. Have a lovely week :) xx

Diana Mieczan said...

We've been eating cherries like crazy as well - they are SO good right now and all your photos are stunning, darling. Have a great morning.

Lilli said...

You IG feeds make me always want to travel to NYC, Rowena! The first with the Brooklyn Bridge is so magical indeed. I do love also the one with the Empire State Building, is so impressive! How cool you met the Pixiwoo, they are my fav ever! Enjoy your Mon my dear, hugs! xo

little luxury list said...

Those coral charm peonies are unreal!
I wish I could eat more cherries here (my husband is allergic and they're crazy expensive here anyway).I didn't get to make it downtown and definitely want to go to the Freedom Tower. I'll let you know when I'm around and see if you're free as well!

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Stacey Barber said...

Stunning photos! - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


These are great city shots Rowena. I have the third and fourth Bold Metals brush by Real Techniques and love them so far. :) Have lovely weekend.
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Jane said...

my goodness! you must have quite a view! love that picture of the fireworks! and of course the rainbow colored empire state building too!

Tijana said...

So nice! And i like your blog :)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

That art installation is pretty awesome, and now I want some sushi!

B said...

LOVED this post, I adore your writing style! It makes your posts so fun to read!

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Unknown said...

These photos are beautiful! I love how you captured the bridge and the cool!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

these images are awesome. I love seeing all the perspectives. I especially am in awe of that art installation. I had to stop for a second and really look at what was in front of me. =)

Lenya said...

Beautiful and magical pictures, Rowena. So glad you got your wallet back. Again I could stare for hours at the last one. Peonies are one of my favorites flowers. Happy Monday, girl.

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Jackie Harrison said...

Hi doll I'm back from vacstion great pictures.

Corinne said...

You have such an eye for taking great photos. Your instagram is stunning and makes me want to go to NYC!

Corinne x

Effortlesslady said...

You are so good at this! Stunning photos.

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Absolutely stunning view of the fireworks from your balcony Rowena! You can't get better seating LOL That's fabulous. I love the buildings in NYC. They're all so majestic! You always capture them beautifully. Yes, I purchased Real Techniques. Can't wait to try them.

trishie said...

Love that close up of the peony.

The Bandwagon Chic said...

Lovely IG photos dear.
Love the dimensional look

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Elle Sees said...

just adored these photos. so beautiful!

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Absolutely adore your shots of New York - they always look amazing! And the installation is such a stunning idea - thank you for sharing, Rowena! x

K / House of KTS said...

I just love our city, don't you? :). I've never been in One World Trade. I just love that photo. I definitely have to get down there and look at it. Great post Ro.

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katherine lou said...

The first photo of the Brooklyn Bridge is magnificent but I love all of your photos!

Stanislava E. said...

The Pride Day was celebrated in my country as well. Lovely snaps, Rowena! I especially like the one with the fireworks! Happy 4th July with a delay! Hope you had a nice time off! xo

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful pictures! I always enjoy your posts on Instagram :)

Anonymous said...

Love your NY pics! Can't believe that it's already five months since I visited last...



Fantastic Fata Morgana! So impressive! Gotta love the city which never sleeps! Amazing impressions, dear!

xxx Ira

Vanessa N said...

Whoah, you're quite fortunate that you were able to recover your wallet; BLESS THAT GUY! Speaking of NYC architecture, I was recently reading some books on the history of skyscrapers in NYC and not gonna lie, some part of me wants to dabble in architecture classes now (I mean, I'd be terrible at it, but just learning about the theories and math would be kind cool).

HOORAY, ANOTHER PERSON WHO'S MET SAM AND NIC IN REAL LIFE! Quite jealous that you were able to get their luxury brushes though--WE ONLY GOT THEIR DUO FIBRE ONES :(