The history in Manhattan canvas prints
To give you a fascinating insight into the Big Apple's history, there are records which show that the Native Americans sold the American Islands (modern day Manhattan) for beads and trinkets worth $16 in the early 1600s. If they invested the amount from then to present day, the value would be sufficient for them to buy back Manhattan and also stash up $222 trillion! Imagine looking at a Manhattan canvas print in the veins of "Manhattan Skyline" and knowing the humble beginnings it came from. Such is the power of these Manhattan canvas prints that they not only look good in your home or office, but also make you think and reflect. The word Manhattan itself comes from the Algonquian language, which was spoken by the earliest inhabitants of this area. It means "hilly island" or "place of intoxication", and you will certainly be intoxicated by the beauty of such Manhattan canvas prints as "Into Manhattan", an artistic rendering that looks modern and class at the same time.
Manhattan, at its most basic, is a densely populated borough of New York City. It consists mainly of Manhattan Island, and is surrounded by the East River, Hudson River and Harlem River. Manhattan is generally considered to be the heart of the Big Apple and also what most people are referring to, or thinking of, when they speak of New York City. It is no wonder most of the motifs in Manhattan canvas prints by Photowall will seem familiar to you. This location is considered by many to be the cultural, financial and entertainment capital of the world as well, it is no surprise that people flock to the borough to explore its landmarks. In Manhattan canvas prints, we have compiled a list of some of Manhattan’s most famous buildings.
Famous trademarks in Manhattan canvas prints
The construction of the Empire State Building was completed in 1931, and with more than a hundred stories standing 380 meters tall, it was at that time the tallest building in the world! Today, it remains the sixth tallest freestanding structure in North America and has always been a popular tourist destination in Manhattan. A Manhattan canvas print such as "Empire State Building" pays tribute to that old wonder, with its vintage tones making it even more of a throwback. Another vital landmark is the Manhattan Bridge, which traverses the East River between southeastern Manhattan and Brooklyn. Opened since 1909, this graceful, century-old suspension bridge offers stunning views of New York Harbor and lower Manhattan, like in the Manhattan canvas print "Sunny Manhattan Bridge", a lovely scene that can accentuate any wall in your residence or place of work.
More familiar scenes
The iconic architecture and many recognizable sights of Manhattan canvas prints by Photowall also stem from a lot of films being shot there. Some of which are Breakfast at Tiffany's, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, You've Got Mail (1998) and The Avengers (2012), to name just a few. Manhattan canvas prints like "Manhattan Rooftops" might seem vaguely intimate to you because at some point a certain insect-themed superhero flew swung across these roofs. Who can forget the iconic yellow vehicles in New York made famous by a lot of 1970s films? Check out this Manhattan canvas print named "Cabs and Capitalism, New York". These images will not only lend your room style, but also stimulate your thoughts and memories.