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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

High Above Bryant Park

Bryant Park, Aerial View
Photo by myself on the 28th floor above Bryant Park, at 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue.

Another photo from my excursion on Monday. Far below, people sunned themselves on one of the first hot days of the year.

In the background looms the white Neo-Classical facade of the New York Public Library. The Library facade has recently been unveiled, after spending many months under scaffolding.

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Most New Yorkers don't see the skyline very often, unless they work on a high floor. We typically spend our time crawling about on the ground and underground, oblivious to what's going on above. In fact, if you're not alert, you can easily walk by tall landmarks such as the Chrysler Building without knowing it.

This photo reminds me that you can always be seen. I've lunched in Bryant Park countless times, and never considering that there were people above.

For those interested in seeing the color version of yesterday's photograph, I added it to the end of yesterday's post.

Related posts: Braving the Chill in Bryant Park, Night View, at the Carousel and Skating Under the Empire State.

8 comments:

Olivier said...

Magnifique cette vue aérienne du Bryant Park...Je me vois ;o))
Splendid this air view of Bryant Park... I see myself ;o))

Abe Lincoln said...

Lovely. Lots of people enjoying the fine weather.

Tammy said...

That is really neat! I wasn't sure what those where in the park at first. Man, there is a lot of them! Have a great weekend Kitty!

Ken Mac said...

those people look like cigarette butts down there

bananas. said...

awesome pic! awesome blog! i just love NYC so thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

bananas. said...

ps. they do look like cigarette butts! lol.

valeria said...

They look like ants... Quite an interesting point of view, Kitty!

• Eliane • said...

Oh this is great! My office is right behind the one you were in: on B'way - 45th floor, so we can't see that side of Bryant Park.
The façade of the NYPL is still covered on the Fifth Ave.side.