... and I'll call Rusty. No, that's another story. (How many of you remember the Friendly Giant?)
When I was in NYC gazing up at those towering skyscrapers (probably with my mouth hanging open in awe - dead giveaway that you're a "tourist") I thought of giants more than once. And I don't mean the NYC Giants either. No, I was thinking of King Kong and other oversized creatures who would feel at home among such lofty structures. I guess when you live in a city where the tallest building is 10 stories, you cannot help but be impressed with the stature of the skyscrapers. Our hotel, the Crowne Plaza (right), had 48 floors and it was barely "average height" compared to it's neighbours. The Empire State Building is once again the tallest structure in NYC at 103 stories. The Chrysler Building, the Citycorp Bank Building, the Time Warner Building, Trump Tower and the General Electric Building (left) at Rockefeller Center are all impressive with their designs and lofty heights.
I have long been fascinated by reflections. I can remember as a small child peeking around a corner in the upstairs hall to look into the full length mirror, and there was always a little girl looking back at me. She was always there, no matter how hard I tried to get ahead of her.... I love looking for reflections, whether in puddles, windows or wherever. Following are a few of the reflections I captured in the Big Apple. The first building shown is Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. The second one below shows a reflection of the Empire State Building and Bryant Park Hotel, taken from the corner of Bryant Park. The last photo is of the World Financial Center and Winter Garden, a fairly new complex in the Ground Zero area of Battery Park. Come back tomorrow to hear about my visit to the City Quilter and the Garment District. It will be my last NYC post....
"The sensual mysticism of entire vertical being..." - E.E. Cummings on skyscrapers