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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
The Verrazzano Bridge frames New York City on approach to LaGuardia Airport

From high above, the bustle of the Big Apple is obscured by its beauty and grandiose stature. In an instant, a cellphone's shutter catches the Verrazzano Bridge opening upon the Upper Bay, as the commercial airliner descends down the Hudson River destined for LaGuardia Airport. In the foreground, Staten Island edges into the corner of the frame while, to the right of the Verrazzano, Brooklyn is shadowed by a thin layer of cloud cover. The advantageous window view lasts but a few seconds before the aircraft turns and the view vanishes from sight.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Camera: G8441
Copyright: © Michael Schoen