Sunday, April 28, 2013

Whimsical Windows - The city that never sleeps...

That of course is the terminology of New York City, more specifically Manhattan Island. For Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors, Toby's great architectural meme. This is from 1939, my father at age 11, and I believe by the docks along the Hudson River - perhaps on the famous Staten Island Ferry. The skyline is from well before the huge glass and steel edifices we now see. I have been advised that the building with the spire was then the Bank of Manhattan Building on Wall Street now the Trump BuildingThis is a link to the distant past, and no doubt then an impressive place to be when visiting from small town Ohio. Actually, it still is impressive...

3 comments:

toby said...

Yes, I still find that quite impressive, and all the moreso for 1939! Your dad is a cutie :)
Thanks for sharing this with us, it's really cool to get a glimpse of the past!

Lesley said...

I love skyline views. And even better with a nice looking young man included.
The skyline looks more interesting and textured then than with the glass towers being built today.

photodoug said...

Ferry riders appear to be close to the edge without a guard rail.