More Adventures in New York

After we left the Rainbow Book Fair, lugging our new treasures, we found some lunch in a macrobiotic restaurant, which we located mostly by smell (curry) and vegetarian entrees. The pizza place Damon Suede directed us to either we didn’t recognize or it had closed, so we read menus down the street. This is now late afternoon on a Saturday, and while the city never sleeps, certain attractions shut their doors. We didn’t make it to the American Museum of Natural History (next time) but we did want to do something touristy, that could only be done in New York City. So we went to the top of the Empire State Building.

The usual way to get a picture of you on the Empire State Building doesn’t get a lot of the building in it. Here’s Eden, looking out over the void.

You can get the top of the building into the picture. No blimps docking today.

We met some urban wildlife. It thought it was an airplane, or it wouldn’t have been at this altitude.

We went all the way to the top, where the observation deck was enclosed, so we didn’t get blown right off the walkway. The deck was lined with pictures of the steelworkers building this amazing structure.

I don’t think Eden knew I got this view, snork.

Tomorrow, the pictures from The Rare Event venues.

9 responses to “More Adventures in New York

  1. angiebenedetti

    Jim and I were watching one of those shows about building skyscrapers, and had a woman who works for OSHA on. They showed her film of the guys building the Empire State Building, strolling back and forth on I-beams with no harnesses, no nets, no hardhats even. She was all O_O while watching, and kept going, “Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh My God! OH MY GOD!” It was kinda funny. 🙂

    • I bet she was wetting herself! Apparently there were rumors at the time of hundreds of deaths during construction, but only five recorded officially, and one was hit by a truck. You’d think people come come forward and say, “Uncle Al took a header off the 67th floor girders” if he did.

  2. Thank you for sharing…It has been so long since I’ve been to New York.

  3. Eden looks like she’s had a long day in that last picture!

    • We both did–why do you think I’m not in the picture? 😀 Getting windblown on the 86th floor didn’t help.

  4. I’ve never been to New York. I love the pic of the bird. I do that too. Every time we take a trip I come back with pics of pigeons. Even in Hawaii and Mexico. LOL

    • He was a bold little thing and marched right up to us, where I, erm, managed to cut his head off in the pic.

  5. Wow, what beautiful views! I’m glad you two partners in crime had such a great adventure 🙂

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