It's been some time now since Hurricane Sandy, (heck, Obama was still in his first term when this happened) and a lot has happened since then and who knows a lot might happen this Friday too (I'm not sure about all those end-of-the-world scenarios, but I have a dinner party to go to).

But I've been holding onto these gorgeous images by Philip Van which were taken over the NYC blackout. I do understand that these were taken at very difficult times for the people who had to endure "Sandy", but there's so much beauty in the stillness of dark and so much beauty happening at night and these images capture all of it!