Beautiful Manhattan from the air

I grew up in western New York, a seven hour drive from New York City, and visited my grandparents in Queens twice a year. Manhattan became an obsession from as early as I can remember, and even after having lived in Manhattan for many years (I no longer do) I still remain mesmerized by it on a deep level.

On a recent flight home I took the following photo, which after seeing it later seemed to reflect the mystery and beauty of the city.