Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Apple In The Eye Of The Beholder

I grew up in New York.  Born in the Bronx and raabout 9ised 0 miles away.  I didn't go into Manhattan much when I was younger - once for the Barnum & Bailey Circus, once to see Annie on Broadway, a concert here and there - but did venture into the Big Apple once I was able to drive myself and visit with my cousin or friends.

Every time I drive into the city or even past the city, I love seeing it.  I love glimpsing it when crossing the George Washington Bridge, or while waiting at a train station, or from the other side of the river, or from the top of the Empire State Building, or from the streets within.

Although I haven't visited yet, I'm not in love with the look of the One World Trade Center building as it appears in the skyline.  I preferred the look of the Twin Towers.  It was more distinct.  Sure, you can still see the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building at night, both of which are classic New York, but without the Twin Towers, the skyline just looks weird to me.  I guess I just have to get used to it.  Work with it.  That's what New Yorkers do.

And no matter how you see New York, it's always beautiful. 

From any angle.  

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
2017: Geometric Perfection
2016: Getting Ready To Hit The Friendly Skies
2015: A Community Of Makers
2014: He Can't Be Trusted Around Electronics
2013: Light As Air
2012: Remember The Living
2011: In The Pink While Manning The Wheel Of A Big Rig
2010: Still Standing
2009: Eddie Dumps It Friday
2008: Vicki Goes Hollywood
2007: Market Flora
2006: Now Where The Hell Did She Park My Truck???
2005: Channeling Angelina Jolie

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