August 22, 2007

Right now, from my Brooklyn terrace.

The view of Manhattan

33 comments:

duck said...

Beautiful! I doubt it's enough tho to replace the view of Lambeau at night with snow falling.

Ron said...

mmmm...let's go for dinner and dancing...

ricpic said...

There ain't nothin' like it -- The Big Apple.

From Inwood said...

Deep envy.

Keep 'em coming.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

It's like a giant Lite-Brite.

Maxine Weiss said...

This is as close as Althouse gets to Salvation.

Kneel upon the altar of tall buildings to find redemption.

God = girders and steel.

Palladian said...
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Palladian said...

Right now, from my Brooklyn window.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Palladian: Why don't you get over to Althouse's and use her backdrop to do a duo-vlog.

Rick Lee said...

Do you have your big camera with you? Try that same shot with a ton more exposure, like f5.6 at 15 or 30 seconds... and use the fluorescent white balance setting. I'd be interested to see what happens.

Simon said...

Palladian - I think Ann's wins. ;)

Palladian said...

Ann's is abstract, mine is human.

amba said...

Yeah, well, you see, that's what I mean.

Simon said...

Palladian - yeah, but abstract or human either, I couldn't be paid enough to live in New York. ;)

Freeman Hunt said...

Interesting clouds in Palladian's pic. Did the EPA cut the power over at Ghostbusters again?

From Inwood said...

Palladian

If you've never seen it, rent a copy of Dassin's 1948 "The Naked City" & you'll see the famous bridge chase scene, but from the Manhattan side.

Is there still an operating bank in the famous domed structure & what's its current name?

Some Palladian influence in that structure, I believe.

Your picture is a great shot of the cityscape: Brooklyn’s Broadway, The Bridge, The unusual-domed Bank Building, & the Empire State Bldg, with a venerable El thrown in. Urban realism. Worthy of Bernice Abbott. really.

But Ann’s is such stuff as dreams are made on (that’s Shakespeare, not Bogart).

There is some old movie where the guy & girl are looking out the window at the scene (faux) from some Manhattan skyscraper & he says to her something like “if you play your cards right, my dear, someday this can all be yours.” With all due respect, I’d set that comment to Ann’s picture rather than yours!

XWL said...

Speaking of photography (and lovely night time cityscape that forms this post), do the forthcoming Sony point and shoots look tempting, or happy with what you got?

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Freeman Hunt:
Are you the Keymaster?

Guesst said...

AA, I'm loving it.

Now if you could just take up scuba diving ...

LoafingOaf said...

There ain't nothin' like it -- The Big Apple.

But most big city skylines look cool at night.

Sometimes I look at the skyline of my city, Cleveland, at night - or see helicopter shots of it on TV during sporting events - and think, "You know, Cleveland almost looks like a mini-NYC. It's actually beautiful...." Then the sun comes up and it's back to dreary, dying old Cleveland again. :(

LoafingOaf said...

Kneel upon the altar of tall buildings to find redemption.

I hope they enjoy it while it lasts. The scientists say global warming will put NYC underwater by 2030.

blake said...

Ooh, taking all bets on that one.

Eli Blake said...

Loafing Oaf:

Most current estimates (including NASA's) are that sea level rise might be in the range of at most 4 feet by 2100. I doubt it would do much to NY (though a lot of less well protected coastal areas are in much more danger--think Florida). Today's USA Today had an article on rebuilding in places like Dauphin Island, Ala-- where hurricanes regularly blow the town down and the storm surge can literally swamp the island. Together with the slow but inexorable rise of the ocean, they are questioning why people keep building there, fighting against nature.

Matthew said...

God = Girder's and Steel

Carl Sandburg might slightly disagree:

Prayers of Steel


LAY me on an anvil, O God.
Beat me and hammer me into a crowbar.
Let me pry loose old walls.
Let me lift and loosen old foundations.

Lay me on an anvil, O God. 5
Beat me and hammer me into a steel spike.
Drive me into the girders that hold a skyscraper together.
Take red-hot rivets and fasten me into the central girders.
Let me be the great nail holding a skyscraper through blue nights into white stars.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Palladian - yeah, but abstract or human either, I couldn't be paid enough to live in New York. ;)

Amen brother. Nice place to visit, don't want to live there.

Ann Althouse said...

Palladian: Great picture. Interesting light.

Rick Lee: Will try that (but I don't have a tripod here). I thought it was really hard to do anything with this shot. It's a great view, but the image is so standard. Reminds me of the difficulty in taking an interesting picture of mountains.

hdhouse said...

And the apartment rent would have been what percentage of your salary??

Ann Althouse said...

Hdhouse: You tell me. I have no idea what the rent would be on this place. But if I had to pay it, I would expect the salary to be proportional. But actually the rents I'm seeing -- on the signs in the agents windows -- do not shock me. If I were renting an apartment in Madison that suited my taste (i.e, comparable to my house), it would cost more than $2,000 a month.

Telecomedian said...

Your place is not on the list of views that stink.

Wow. Keep these photos up, and you'll get more hits on Flickr than on Althouse.

Trooper York said...

Palladian..is that the back of Concord Villager off Jay

Galvanized said...

Ah, lovely.

Original Mike said...

Simon said: I couldn't be paid enough to live in New York.

Id consider it for $1,000/hr.

hdhouse said...

i don't know you sq.ftg. but a my guess is that you are looking at 5-6k a month plus bldg fees. certainly couldn't rent an apartment on the upper east with any view or less than a zillion years old for less...its a very nice perk.