Subby & The Empire State Building
by, 11-15-2008 at 09:29 PM (4619 Views)
I've promised to post pictures of my afternoon with long tme lit net member Subby (Subterrainian). She came to visit New York City with a friend and we (Subby, her friend, my wife, and I) met up in early October for lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, a stroll down to The Empire State Building and up to the observation deck, and then a quick subway ride to little Italy for coffee and desert. Subby had started a thread about our meeting up and she even posted one of her pictures. Here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/11/ny...erland&emc=rss. So here are some pictures of our afternoon.
Here is a picture of Times Square where my wife and I met up with Subby and her friend. We were early and I was to look for an asian girl with a pink knapsack.
Subby thought it would be easy. I'm not sure she realized how many people are around Times Square on Sunday afternoon.
We walked downtown to the Empire state building and we found a parade going down Fifth Avenue. It turned out to be the annual Polish-American Day Parade.
This was in front of the Empire State Building and I decided to shoot a couple pictures of building from the ground.
Subby was a little surprised I had never been to the Empire State Building. The building is 102 stories high, but the observation deck is on the 86th floor. I took a picture of the elevator stopping.
Now it was an overcast and foggy day, so not the optimum for picture taking. But here are some pictures from the observation deck of the Empire State Building.
This is looking west/northwest:
This is looking east/northeast. The building on the left is the Chrysler Building, possibly the most artistically designed of all the sky scrapers. The squarish greenish building on the right I think is the United Nations building.
Here's a zoom in of the Chrysler Building. It is gorgeous.
This is looking south west. You can kind of make out the Stature of Liberty at the far end of the Hudson River.
This is looking due south. What's missing of course are the Twin Towers, never to be again.
Here's the top, the 16 floors above us:
This is what it's like on the observation deck. This goes all theway around the building.
And looking down. You can see the parade still going on.
I had a persisent guest who wanted to get into the pictures.
Here's Subby and me. Beauty and the beast. (Subby is the beauty of course.)
Ok then we went down to Little Italy and it so happened that by looking north up Mulberry Street, you could actually see the Empire State Building.
We had desert at a famous cafe/desert restaurant called Ferraro's. You can read something about it here: http://www.ferrarosrestaurant.com/main.html. we didn't take pictures of the Italian pasteries but not only were they delicious, they were gorgeous to look at. We thought of taking pictures of it after we had eaten them.
And finally one more picture of Subby and Virgil.
We had a nice time.