Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Picture Post 1012 : Where Apes Swing And Angels Sing


I took this picture from the top of the Empire State Building late one evening. Looking up, the radio mast from which King Kong swung punctured a night-shrouded cloud.  Looking north you could just make out the lights of Harlem and I swore I could hear Billie Holiday gently singing "Autumn In New York".

12 comments:

  1. Terrific picture, Alan. I never made it up there... the queue was too long
    so I gave up. Intended to go back but other things got in the way.

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  2. I've no head for heights, Alan, but this is a really nice shot. You know, I think I can just about hear Billie, too.

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  3. Great shot, Alan! Unfortunately it's one I'll never get; my acrophobia is so bad that even with all the plexiglass barriers they have up there I wouldn't be able to look.

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  4. Wow great shot. Is that low cloud cover? Heights aren't a problem for me, cash is!

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  5. Great shot Alan. I was there in the daytime, before 9/11, and when 9/11 hit I remembered I had a great shot of the Twin Towers from up there. I got it out and now have it on my desk to remind me of what a life changing day that was. Enjoying your travelogue.
    QMM

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  6. Wow great picture and you rhymed too, gotta love that..haha

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  7. Oh my goodness, it must have been an exciting moment! Seems like you got to many of the rather important places to visit! This photo is absolutely breathtaking!
    ...and I think hear that song too...!

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  8. Lovely photo, Alan. You are fortunate to be able to travel, and generous to share your experiences.

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  9. Perfectly wonderful!

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  10. This photo takes my breath away. It's so far down - or you were so far up! It's a beautiful photograh.

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  11. i like the picture and i love the title!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  12. Very atmospheric shot, what a wonderful view at night.

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