Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing Queens

The Unisphere is beautiful. If you thought it looked great in pictures, you’d be amazed visiting it in person. I rarely go out to Corona Park, but it’s worth the trip when you do decide to go. Going with a friend, I took my Yashica with me. It was pretty windy that’s for sure that day. Good and bad though: good because there was literally no one around, and bad because a little bit of wind screws up your shots (especially when using zoom, or doing long exposure).

Some facts about the Unisphere that I didn’t know about:

  • 12 stories/120 ft. high
  • Made of stainless steel donated by U.S. Steel in Pittsburgh, PA (whose logo is also used by the Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • The three rings around the sphere represent the tracks of: Yuri Gagarin (first man in space), John Glenn (first American to orbit Earth), and Telstar (the first active communications satellite)

At least with the Yashica, I really didn’t have to worry about using a zoom (the perks of having a rangefinder, your zoom is your feet).

The thing about the pictures is that I took them months ago and I can’t remember what settings I had though. Note to self: must bring slips of papers that will be big enough not to lose in your pockets. Future food for thought.

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Sources:
Facts about Unisphere from its Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unisphere

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