Today was a Manhattanhenge day* – a phenomenon which I find far more exciting than is probably strictly necessary – hence sunset found me risking life and limb in the middle of 42nd street in the interests of capturing the moment on film.**

Manhattanhenge on 42nd street* In other words, it was one of the few days in the year where the setting sun aligns with the East-West streets of Manhattan’s grid system. The AMNH has a very interesting piece about it on their website so do take a look if you’d like to know more.

** Of course it wasn’t on film, I used a digital camera, but “capturing the moment on memory card” sounds rubbish.

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