Sunday, March 2, 2014

Whimsical Windows - Empire skyline

The 1931 Empire State Building, taken along the BQE from the Brooklyn side of the East River, Captured by Patti
I am back for this week's architectural meme, Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors, hosted by Toby. Today is is from the series of NYC pictures Patti captured from the passenger seat. Without prompting, I am sure most could identify the landmark in the distance as the Empire State Building - iconic in style, it stands apart from the surrounding modern buildings. The day was a bit murky, so an edit to B&W ages the view a bit, and allows a the tiered and straight edges of the profile to jump at us.

Interestingly, Patti's mom actually worked in the building on the 70th floor during the late 1940s. We need to get her memoirs of the Empire State in book form at the earliest, as the B&W world should have many a tale to tell...

4 comments:

toby said...

Cool shot! The B&W effect here really does make it look like a photo of times passed... nice job! And very clear for a photo in motion - way to go, Patti!

Patti said...

thanks, Toby!

I didn't realize we were going to see the Empire State Building when we we traveling to Brooklyn.

I don't know NYC very well!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Nice capture of a New York State of Mind. Thanks for sharing.

RNSANE said...

Great photograph which evokes so many memories for me.