With work-free summer days within reach, take a moment to check out photographer Josh Owens‘ beautiful images of the Big Apple in a picturesque time lapse video aptly called “Manhattan in Motion.” In the early days of spring, Owens spent six weeks shooting images of the bustling island of Manhattan from 11 hotels around the city—including Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square, Doubletree Metropolitan, Hilton Garden Inn Times Square, Hampton Inn Times Square, Hilton New York Fashion District, Hilton Garden Inn 35th Street, Paramount Hotel, Park Central, On The Ave, Radisson Lexington, and The Milford Plaza.
Image: Brian G. Wilson/Flickr
The four-minute video clearly illustrates why Manhattan is dubbed “the city that never sleeps,” but it also captures a striking beauty and quiet order to the big city chaos—including crimson sunrises and golden sunsets, the glistening waters of the Hudson, vibrant urban lights, and iconic New York architecture. If you like what you see here, take a gander at more mesmerizing time lapse video work by Owens at mindrelic.com.
Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the sweet sights of New York City. We’re not going to lie, watching this footage may cause a spontaneous, whirlwind (undoubtedly expensive) weekend trip to Manhattan, but trust us, it’s worth the risk…
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