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Friday, September 29, 2006

South

This photo was taken looking south from the Top of the Rock observatory at Rockefeller Center. This view is of particular interest for a number of reasons. Dominant in the photo is, of course, the Empire State Building, currently NYC's tallest building, built in 1931 and billed as the Eighth Wonder of the World when it opened. If you look carefully, at center left you can see the Brooklyn Bridge, behind it is the Verrazano Bridge; center right you can see Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The land masses from left to right are Brooklyn, Staten Island and New Jersey. The slab skyscraper on lower right is the WR Grace building. If you are interested in seeing vistas of the city in other directions, click the two links: East and North. Perhaps when we see the concrete jungle of midtown Manhattan and find it a pleasant site, we are subconsciously agreeing with British zoologist Desmond Morris, who wrote "The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo." After all, most of us love the zoo - at least for a visit :)

13 comments:

Pierre said...

Hi Brian,
Your blog is my everyday window on the most exciting city in the world.
I particularly like this picture (I almost feel the good air coming from the New York Upper Bay, while I can hear the trafic noise of the Avenue some stories lower) and yesterday's : to faces, so different, of the same city.

Carlos said...

Hi Brian, amazing skyline shot. Big size of pictures is working great. The sidebar drops down, any help?.

Anonymous said...

a human zoo. pure genious!!

City Slicker said...

Absolutely brilliant photo of the greatest city ever anywhere

Although my new home of London gives it a good try as well

Super blog

Brian said...

Thanks all for the compliments. I spend quite a bit of time daily on this site - knowing that people are viewing and enjoying it is very rewarding.
Brian

CBQ said...

Love your site Brian - recently added it to my links. I'm in Edinburgh Scotland but made it just the once to NYC back in 1999.
Your blog brings back happy memories.

Thanks for all the effort you put in.

Ita said...

This site is great..these pictures are great!!! :) I'd love to be there!! I'll put this link in my favourites! Ciao!!! Have a nice day!!! Ita (from Naples)

John Nez said...

Amazing skyscrapers everywhere!

But the thing that I used to find especially perplexing about Manhattan is all the places you can go and not see any skyscrapers when you're in the city. I never could quite figure that out.

I guess lots of neighborhoods you can only see about 8 or 10 blocks from any vantage point... and there isn't a skyscraper in sight.

But in any event... EVERYWHERE is downtown in Manhattan! Or so it seems to an out of towner.

:0)

Anna said...

beautiful point of view

Tomate Farcie said...

I love this picture! But my eyes immediately looked for the Twin Towers. Every time I look at the picture of Manhattan, I always look for them.

Great blog, and thank you for doing that!

Tomate Farcie said...

I love this picture! But my eyes immediately looked for the Twin Towers. Every time I look at the picture of Manhattan, I always look for them.

Great blog, and thank you for doing that!

Sally said...

Adore it.

Two of the best days of my life were spent visiting Liberty and Ellis Islands (the Immigration Museum is outstanding) and walking across the Brooklyn Bridge!

Anonymous said...

this picture took my breath away!