Thursday, February 28, 2008

UP ON THE ROOF


Another picture from my archives of the New York City rooftops.
This shot was taken from our hotel room window. I find NYC so fascinating.
Click on the picture to enlarge it.
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28 comments:

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

HA Ha, i am first to comment, I hate being No53 or something, I fear that the person may not read all the way down the list

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Never been to NY but always find big cities interesting, but glad I dont live in a big city. The rural life is for me

MedaM said...

This photo is great. There are so many interesting details on it especially when it is enlarged. I had some fun with this photo. The cars on the roof car park look like toys from above and I am wondering what that could be on the roof on the left side of the photo; if it is some kind of restaurant or something else. I can also see a Fed-ex car down on the street; they don’t have a clue they have a free advertise today.:-))

AphotoAday said...

Hi Photowannabe Sue,

That's a GREAT shot -- something that I don't see very often...

The last time I was in NYC was about 40 years ago, and I spent pretty much the whole week sick with the flu in a shabby hotel on 12th St. The photo of the building in your post below looks like the view I had from my room.

Jules said...

Love all your city photos! Living on the beach is great but we get overloaded with Nature sometimes and I often dream of traffic lights, crowds and steel and concrete

dot said...

What a fantastic view! I wouldn't mind visiting there but for me it's the rural life also.

Anna said...

Very cool. I love the hustle and bustle. :)

Laurie said...

Fascinating view. I live so close to NY that I tend to take if for granted. This is a wonderful study of something that seems (although I know it's not) so uniquely NY.

ruth said...

Oh, Sue, there is so much detail to hold my interest when I enlarge the photo. I've always loved the rooftop water containers in NYC. The rooftop parking, I was thinking of this today, believe it or not, when driving into my own parking ramp. The FedEx truck. The beautiful rooftop garden room, including greenhouse! And is that really DKNY headquarters?? I'll bet it looks better inside. :)

Thanks for your comment today at flying, hehe. Don't you just look at photos sometimes and an idea occurs to you? I didn't think of it before taking the pic, only after.

Wanda said...

Oh I loved your Scattergories answeres... It's a fun game, thanks for sharing!!!

LOL :)
I'll be back to check our your blog!!!

dabrah said...

What a fabulous picture. I love the contrast between the beautifully kept roof garden and other shabby roofs. And those gargoyles(?) up the front of that building facing you.... There's just so much to see.

Wanda said...

We went up in the Sears building in Chicago one time...90 floors..that's what I remember it looking like!! I feel dizzy...going to sit down....:)

Annie said...

I don't think I could take it, standing that high with my eye off the rail. You are one brave woman, Sue.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

this makes me dizzy!!

Ex-Shammickite said...

I visited NYC back in the early 90s, had a wonderful 5 days there, seeing all the sights, but I would definitely not enjoy living there on a permanent basis. That's a great pic, it really captures the hustle and bustle of NYC living.

Moi said...

love NYC from whatever li'l I saw of it.....I intend to and will be back there for sure again!! I need o take pictures like these !!!! :)I am settling down pretty okay, Sue. Thanks for asking..today we are off to Ikea for furniture-hunting.....it's fun setting up a home even if it comes with its own share of hassles....hope you are having a great weekend!!! :)

John Roberts said...

The little patio area in the lower left is so interesting in the enlarged version!

Paula said...

Sue,
Quite interesting how they've learned to use every available space - even the roof tops (greenhouse/garden and two-deep parking lot). Enjoyed seeing the two photos of the fire escape (I enjoyed seeing the red). The food made me hungry! Have a great weekend.
Paula

Beverly said...

I love that one. I have a few from on top of the John Hancock building in Chicago. I've only been to NYC once, but it was a wonerful experience.

Foster Communications said...

Cool shot. I hope to get to NYC very soon.

imac said...

Great shot.

Nice to be back in Blog - Land.

AVCR8TEUR said...

I have not been to NYC in 20 years. I can see how one can spend endless hours just photographing the city life and its people.

Wow, you were really high up. My knees are getting wobbly by looking down.

CG said...

There is always so much to see a muse over in these NYC shots.

Carole said...

Never been to NY. Good shot

tsduff said...

New York IS fascinating. And, wowsa! Your hotel was pretty darn high up there. A fun place to visit, but no, I wouldn't want to live there thanks.

lv2scpbk said...

This is a great shot.

JAM said...

This is an good photo. Lots of interesting detail to investigate.

I've never been to NYC. I changed planes there once, but that's it.

Bill said...

Double parked on the roof......We don't have that issue :)