This is where I resided 12 days in October 2012. Harlem. A beautiful, quiet, almost provicial place. I don’t know anymore if our apartment is visible in this picture, but it was located at the far left… If you want to spend a few days in New York City, I’d recommend this as a place to be:
Sugar Hill

Edited in Photoshop and Filter Forge.


harlem, new york, new york city, brownstone, houses, perspective, city, overview, reminiscence, sky


  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypenny10 months ago

    Love this shot

  • i love it too … so many remembrances. i miss new york soooooo much. sigh
    thanks for comment and fave! :o)

    – Benedikt Amrhein

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesen10 months ago

    WOW! You have no idea of the memories this image has flooded my mind with, Benedikt…..I remember taking the train into the city and rumbling past Harlem, I was at a very impressive age and was so struck with the poverty I saw…I even wrote a piece about it…several years ago. This is truly wonderful….and is SO NYC!

  • oh no, i may have no ideas of YOUR memories, but i have several images and imaginations and memories by myself that are surely comparable to yours. i can empathize with you. ;o)
    i don’t know about the poverty in harlem, but i know much violence did take place in this borough. i think harlem still IS the equivalent of violence (and poverty and more related problems) to most of the people. wrongfully. it’s so beautiful there. if i could make a living there, in new york, i’d choose harlem or greenwich village (the quietest and most romantic places in manhattan) or brooklyn as a place to be. if i could ever afford it, that is. lol.
    what do you mean with “piece”?

    – Benedikt Amrhein

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesen10 months ago

    When I refer to an image I often will call it a ‘piece’…as in a piece of art! I haven’t been through Harlem in many years…but, can imagine that it has become a violent place as well as a poor one. Poverty and hopelessness seems to breed violence, unfortunately. I have been to Greenwich Village several times…a wonderful place for an artist to live! And…Brooklyn always reminds me of my favorite book when I was a young girl ( still love it!)…“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”….wonderful and is a movie as well ( an old movie!)…

  • i thought you meant a piece of music. ;o) which seems very suitable, too. the new york history, escpecially harlem’s, is full of music. i learned a few instruments, composed even little pieces with the help of several computer programs … but i didn’t think of writing or composing a piece of music in reminiscence of new york. maybe i should try it though.
    i know “a tree grows in brooklyn” – but neither the book nor the film. being a huuuuuge film music fan, i only know the beautiful music composed by the late jerry goldsmith. i posted several clips of music on youtube years ago, but they were all deleted (and my old profile as well) due to copyright infringement.
    but gladly, i have found something small. enjoy! :o)

    – Benedikt Amrhein

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