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Thursday, May 31, 2012

At the Entrance to the Empire State Building

Outside the Empire State Bldg, nyc Photo by myself outside the Empire State Building at 35th Street and Fifth Avenue, in Midtown.

There is usually a line outside the Empire State Building, or at least a crowd of people milling about, with the occasional tour guide trying to drum up business.

Above, a family just stepped out, looking a bit overwhelmed. I'm sure they were trying to figure out which way was north, and where to go next - downtown toward the Flatiron Building, or uptown toward Bryant Park?

Keeping with the style of the building, which was built in 1931, the signage is expressed in Art Deco lettering. The metal above is stainless steel, which has a dull sheen and rusts only minimally over time.

Related posts: Looking Up, from Fifth Avenue, All Decked Out Below the Empire State, and The Empire State on St. Patrick's Day.


Wayne said...

When I'm in Manhattan I can't figure out which way is north most of the time either.

Ken Mac said...

I like the look on that kid's face.

Kitty, my recent shot was from the roof of my building on MacDougal..

Ruth Hope said...

Great photo. The parents have fallen under a spell. Only the kids are still here. I have a leaflet from the Empire State Building from 1975, when I visited it.

Leif Hagen said...

I think we could safely say that those two cute boys will be getting a sibling....
Missed your blog, Kitty! How you are doing well!