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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Looking out from the Promenade

At the edge of Brooklyn
Photo by myself from the Brooklyn Promenade, in Brooklyn Heights.

Looking out across the East River, the lower edge of Manhattan doesn't look so far away.

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My project at work is wrapping up. In the meantime, I've been helping out my coworkers on their projects.

My days consist of drawing houses all day in minute detail. Everything is included, from the hinges to the outlets to the door knobs. It's labor intensive work that drives me a bit....crazy!!! There's much less drama and distraction at my current office, unfortunately.

Drawing in such detail is normal for homes where toilet paper holders routinely cost $400 a piece. To counteract the braindeadness, I listen to podcasts and email friends obsessively. I also try to take a walk at lunch and after work to take photos.

If anyone has suggestions for photographs, do let me know!

Related posts: On the Brooklyn Bridge, Home Sweet New York and Looking out at Manhattan.

13 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est marrant, vu comme ├ža, on dirait les immeubles ressemblent a des maquettes ;o))

Paz said...

No, Manhattan doesn't look far away, indeed. ;-)

Paz

Greg said...

the photo looks almost timeless, perhaps because of the black and white shot.

Ken Mac said...

your eye is razor straight!

Terry B said...

I know the detailed drawing can be tedious, Kitty, but what an interesting field you're in. And you're creating something, not just crunching numbers. Great photo! I have a friend in Brooklyn Heights. Whenever I visit New York, we always take a walk along the Promenade.

Abe Lincoln said...

This is a nice photograph.

valeria said...

I completely agree with Terry, regarding your job.
But I can understand that routine IS routine...
Wonderful. I'd love to be there and enjoy that magnificent view!

HAN said...

fantastic view...

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is nice Kitty.
& I like your strategies in dealing with tedious work.
I'd love to see your take on Spring photos of Central Park too.

Ming the Merciless said...

Awesome shot! The B&W really add a lot more drama and contrast to the scene.

I was just there last weekend when family from LA visited me for Easter.

Velvet Eden said...

Take more photos of things that are unique to New York City, such as food carts selling Sanka Coffee! -Daphne

Kitty said...

Thanks everyone!
I highly recommend the walk along the Promenade. The view is very calming. It's' not a very large area and some of the houses nearby are gorgeous.

Lily, I'll definitely get out to Central Park this Spring/Summer. It is such a happening place.

Daphne, I agree with you. I'll be on the look-out for distinctive NY-isms, lol.

• Eliane • said...

One of the best views of Manhattan!