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Friday, March 12, 2010

High Above the Metropolitan Museum

The Met from above
Photo by myself on the Upper East Side.

I visited a job site across the way from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Oh, what a view!

Due to foreshortening, the towers behind the museum look like they're just behind the museum. In reality, the buildings are on the opposite side of the park, on Central Park West.

Taxi!, Columbus Circle at Dusk and Fixing Flats in the Streets.

14 comments:

Olivier said...

cela fait une belle vue et assez impressionnante

Fredrik said...

Wow, amazing! Nice view of Central Park and Manhattan (?)

Washington said...

Hi Kitty! What a view! Incredibly beautiful building.

anne mancine said...

Love this shot!

Do you, by any chance, know anything about the building that is to the right of the one where this shot is taken? It looks like a lovely old house, and I have photographed it several times from the steps of the museum. I would love to know more about it. Thanks!

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

Very cool shot, Kitty! Whenever I'm in New York between May and October, I always try to have a drink at the bar in the Metropolitan's rooftop garden. When I'm up there, I invariably stare across the street and imagine what it's like to live in the swell apartments facing the park. And you have an insider's view!

Bibi said...

I just love it when I can take a not-so-usual view of a building or landscape. Doesn't happen too often...this is an outstanding photo.

Joanne said...

Amazing it looks like a film set, almost like a miniture location!

Lily Hydrangea said...

wow - talk about a room with a view!

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed, the foreshortening creates an illusion about the true location of the towers. Nice shot, Kitty!

Sandy said...

Oh, New York! How wonderful you are!

Ted and Lori said...

Incredible photo. Beautiful city. I miss it.

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing shot!

Eve said...

Awesome shot! It doesn't get any better than that!

scott davidson said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is
also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/
BRUE-8LT475
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The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.