Is the Empire State Building lit up this way?
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Sp not only are the odds very strong that I will never again see a date such as today’s… i guess I might make 1/1/01 (2101) with some quick medical advances but I hope not but this December has 5 Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays which only happens every 824 years according to several friends of mine.
You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.
From West 42nd Street and 6th Avenue… A portrait of The Empire State Building in the rain…what you don’t see it? It is an awfully large structure to just go missing. Blow the picture up to full size and look between the two buildings on the right…
The Hudson is a great river…but you knew that.
So it was completely overcast in NYC so we had super clouds!
No fabulous shot of the moon awaits you in this blog.
I spent the day at the Friends Seminary Spring Fair. As treasurer that meant I spent most of the time in a room behind a locked door counting money and venturing out occasionally to take a few pics and collect more box office and ticket sale revenue.
Dashed home to get my other camera and we were off to a Cinco de Mayo party. Our hostess has rooftop outdoor space and I wanted to be ready in case the clouds broke! HA!
Took two minutes out to watch the Kentucky Derby. Exciting race but as always a few good horses got trapped in the crowd and couldn’t contend (some amazing hats on display). Then it was Margarita time.
Oh yeah, this is about as clear as it got…
Other than the moon…what is missing in this picture?
Today…I decided to be a tourist. I usually don’t go to the big “must see” tourist locations in town unless we have out-of-town guests but I said to myself, “hey it’s a beautiful late afternoon, my tasks are done for the day, what should I do?” I don’t do the Statue of Liberty…it is too depressing and ironic to go through all that security to visit the symbol of freedom. I know…let’s check out The Empire State Building!
Fun Fact: The building is 102 stories and from start of excavation (January 22, 1930) through opening (May 1, 1931) took 15 months approximately 17% of the time the new World Trade Center (104 stories) will take.
I took a lot of very good photographs yesterday – he said immodestly. This is not one of the best in formal terms but there are times that content trumps everything else. Even without seeing the other pictures I took, I hope you agree that this one just cried out: “Pick Me, PICK ME!”
Now back on April 4, 2011 I was over on the Western Shore of the Hudson in Edgewater, New Jersey
Today, Katherine and I took a road trip. Naturally we started with lunch. We went to Tortilleria Nixtmal in Corona, Queens…It seems that it is the only place in the five boroughs that makes its own masa. The tamales were heaven.
Then we moved on to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge…
As the refuge closes at sunset we moved on to Jacob Riis Park…It was really too dark to shoot but since when has that stopped me…
As we exited Riis we drove through Fort Tilden…
Then it was across the Marine Parkway Bridge (a drawbridge that went up just before we crossed) and off to Bay Ridge in Brooklyn to eat at Tanoreen just about the best Lebanese/Palestinian/Middle Eastern food in the city.