New York city, can be so pretty from a bird’s eye view.

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The title is from the song “When I first kissed you” by Extreme. A song I used on my wedding day. A bit of a lie really because I never been in New York, but I hope to go there someday soon. It is a beautiful song though

New York has captured the imagination of many people on the globe, whether you have been there or not its rich history  and influence will interest anyone. Therefore following below some historical aerial  pictures of the city that never sleeps.

The Hindenburg flies over New York City, just hours before meeting its fateful end. 1937.

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The sun sets over the smog, clouds, and skyscrapers of New York. 1932.

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The Carnegie Hill section of New York, long before skyscrapers. 1882.

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Smog obscures New York’s Chrysler Building. 1952.

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Aerial view of Manhattan from New York Harbor, with the then-new World Trade Center’s Twin Towers looming above Wall Street buildings. Circa 1970.

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Aerial view from Upper New York Bay, looking north over Battery Park and the lower Manhattan skyline. 1923.

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View of the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

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A Canadian plane flies over New York’s George Washington Bridge as it makes its way up the Hudson River en route to Montreal, Canada. 1939.

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New York’s Woolworth tower pokes through the clouds. 1928.

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An aerial view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Circa 1912

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