September 28, 2007

Friday... dusk.

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Are you settled in for your blessed weekend?

24 comments:

Gedaliya said...

I truly miss seeing those ugly twin towers on the lower Manhattan skyline.

Their absence still produces an ache in my heart.

Doyle said...

Hey, speaking of 9/11, did you know that's why Rudy took that call from his wife during the NRA speech? It's because it made them appreciate that every time she gets on a plane, it could be the last time they talk to each other. Isn't that sweet?

Maxine Weiss said...

Oh, shut up and dance, you fool!

http://www.last.fm/listen/user/Maxineweiss/playlist

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Mark Daniels said...

Ann:
Those are both stunning pictures. I love them.

As to Doyle's comments above: Giuliani's campaign has apparently never heard the advice about not digging holes any deeper. Sheesh.

Again, great pictures.

Mark Daniels

rumtumtugger said...

those ugly twin towers were actually exceedingly beautiful, as i discovered when for two years i lived four blocks away from them. i moved out after 9/11. also, arriving back in NYC after a trip abroad and seeing the towers for the first time from the taxi is an experience that i will never forget.

build them back up! one storey higher!

on a different note: ann, if you haven't yet tried jack the horse tavern on hicks and cranberry, i urge you to do so. the perfect place for a thursday dinner with a group of six friends.

cocktail recommendation: the 'man of leisure'.

former law student said...

Ann, although you look quite nice in it, your current picture gives me the eerie feeling you're looking right at me with those baby blues.

Sorry for the off-topic comment.

downtownlad said...

Not bad Ann. But you didn't truly capture the way the clouds looked tonight in Brooklyn.

I was there tonight at dusk in Brooklyn Heights and was hoping you were going to take pictures. The clouds were surreal. The dark rainclouds overhead, surrounded by blue sky.

I think you probably know what I'm talking about. Hard to capture in a photo.

They look great though to somewhat who wasn't there.

Inspektor Friedrich said...

As an amateur photographer, these pictures are yet another reason to sell my equipment.

Damn, you're good.

hdhouse said...

Yes I am. Nice yard sales this morning, cut the grass, slow cook dinner so the house smells good all day and of course Michigan State v. Wisconsin. What do you say Ann, even up fo ah dollar?

Ralph said...

My cousin from Queens told us to visit the place where Hamilton & Burr dueled on the NJ palisades. You can see the length of Manhattan. I tried to find it again after 9/11 with my Dad but couldn't.

rhhardin said...

Ohio Dusk (boatless).

Propertly line in evidence.

LarsPorsena said...

AA:
Lady, you do have an eye. Your pictures are a delight.

T Mack said...

Lovely pictures. Reminds me when I worked in the 87th floor of Tower 1(north tower, radio tower, first one hit) and looked out over the east river in the morning.
It is so true on what they say is that you don't miss something till its gone.
Ann speaking of missing something, even though it never existed in the first place is your defense of the "brilliant" Chemerinsky. You know, your explanation on how he can be wrong and "brilliant" at the same time.
When is it coming?
BTW: Simple decency demands a reply by the fact that, as a taxpayer, I am paying a good portion of your salary since most, if not all, the students you teach are on government sponsered loans.

ncghost said...

Well, that's the view coming back from Brooklyn on the BQ Expressway. I don't take that route often, but when I do, I get angry all over again. Of course, as usual, your pictures are beautiful. But it's what is not there that I see.

Bakerman said...

At the time, my father was living alone on Henry Street (Brooklyn Heights), a high floor with a clear view of the WTC. He was 87 then. When I finally reached him by phone two days later, he was trapped in a state shock. He had seen it all from his window, he believed the world was coming to an end.

"Something's wrong with my television set," is all he could say in the phone, he wasn’t sure he was still alive. I caught the next plane to New York.

Now Ann's pictures remind me of my subsequent walk along the promenade, all the impromptu memorials, the candles and flowers and little messages - especially at the foot of Montague near the playground. Sad, juxtaposed against the kids laughing and smiling, their games and strollers coming and going.

Then I leaned on the railing, and the smell of smoke came across the river.

Anthony said...

Post 9/11, I lived on State Street a few blocks from the Promenade (on 9/11 I lived in Williamsburg)-- you are making me miuss New York.

FloridaSteve said...

Both great pics but the second picture is a bit better composed. It fit's the rule of thirds a bit better.

Lou Minatti said...

The profile of the towers grew on me. One aspect of the WTC that I never liked were the lobbies. They were absolutely hideous. It was like Liberace's decorator was hired in 1971 and the Port Authority never got around to updating the decor. It didn't look modern, it just looked tacky.

Ann Althouse said...

rumtumtugger said... "ann, if you haven't yet tried jack the horse tavern on hicks and cranberry, i urge you to do so. the perfect place for a thursday dinner with a group of six friends."

Strange, I took these photos just before going to and posted them upon return from Jack the Horse Tavern. Had the short ribs. Excellent! Even the brussels sprouts. And I hate brussels sprouts.

James Mabry said...

These are well composed Rorschach tests to which the answer is: F!!cking muslims.

Galvanized said...

The first pic is magnificent!

You really are good at photography...and the prose that often goes with it. Just a renaissance woman, I guess.

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