Monday, August 10, 2009

Chrysler Building x3


On my Something Sighted blog I posted the three people in NYC who caught my attention most on Saturday. In keeping with NYC and three, here are three different perspectives of the Chrysler building. You might also recognize Grand Central Station in the middle picture.
Vicki and I are constantly asked why would we leave Orange County California and live in Newtown Pennsylvania.
Part of the reason is we really like being able to wake up on a nice day and in two hours or less be in either New York City,Philadelphia,Washington D.C.,Baltimore,Atlantic City,the mountains,beaches etc. Plus all of the wonderful and historic sites in here in Bucks County and New Jersey.

We really enjoy seeing other parts of this country as well as other parts of the world.
It seems that I've developed a joie de vivre in my 40's. :-)

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39 comments:

Thom said...

It's a beautiful building. I remember going to Grand Central Station. It was awesome. Hard to take it all in. We had a wonderful lunch in there as well. Excellent photos :)

Sunny said...

When our family came from England and arrived in New York, even as a child, I remember how awesome to buildings were...and they still are. Terrific photos.
Sunny :)

m_m said...

Wow! So huge! Great photos which make me feel so small:)

Lois said...

They are all nice! I especially like the angle on that first shot.

Sylvia K said...

What fantastic shots, James! You really get the feeling of being there and looking up and seeing those towers! Wonderful! Hope you enjoyed your trip!

Have a great week!
Sylvia

Asta said...

Hi James,

Fantastic pictures. The first one is just awesome. How did you do it?

I've never been to New York, but I want to go there and experience all this greatness.

Best regards
Asta

Vogon Poet said...

Great shots, I'll surely place the Chrysler building as one of the seven wonders of this world. Your point about living in Newtown is absolutely reasonable and sound.

Indrani said...

Terrific! I like the POV of the shots!
The magnitude... amazing!

Sally in WA said...

Fantastic shots, James. I love the angles of 1 & 3.

For your next move, you and Vicki should move to the Seattle area. Lots of different scenery within a couple of hours drive. :-)

Carver said...

Great shots. One of my sisters used to work in the Chrysler building. It is an amazing place.

Tranquility said...

Great Views!
I agree with you - it's nice to be able to change your views now and then. My husband and I move frequently for the same reasons - we like to learn about our new areas and see all of the sights and then move on to visit somewhere else! :)

Guy D said...

Excellent shots of my favourite American city, the chrysler building is magnificent.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

ewok1993 said...

Oh your captures are beautiful. Keep on traveling and show us your snaps here.

mkreider said...

You're in a great spot... the best of many worlds!

Reader Wil said...

Such enormous buildings are typical of the USA, I think! Great photos! I also saw your other blog which is very interesting.

DrSavta said...

Fabulous photos! Wow!

ilanadavita said...

Great photos. Buildings are not always easy to photograph.

Jenn Jilks said...

Just amazing shots. I don't remember the last time I was in a city. Spectacular!

Martha in PA said...

Wonderful photos James. You said it exactly as I said it when people asked how we could leave "Disney World"? So much to choose from on any given day; country, mountains, ocean, metropolitan (DC, Balt & Wash DC), history both near and far.... I loved our time in FL, but I so missed the diversity that this area as to offer!

Ebie said...

This is my main blog.
James, seeing your photos reminded me of my brief 3 years in NYC. I used to work at the Flat Iron building and then moved to 59th St, years ago. I managed not to get lost though, just remember the landmarks like this tall building!

Pam said...

James, Your photos are amazing. And I can understand why you and Vicky decided to live in the wonderful area you do. You have the best of all the world you two love...

Irene Toh said...

Chrysler Building is just awesome.

Arija said...

Superb architectural photos, I like the way they rise up at one as you sroll down to view them.

Snap said...

The Chrysler Building is my favorite building in NY. We've often said if we moved from here we'd go east -- somewhere where we could get to DC, NY quickly!

Jacob said...

You do have a way with composition, James. Very striking and interesting. Excellent job!

Carolyn said...

These are absolutely beautiful photos, I love the different perspectives. As much as I love living on an island of the coast of Canada, I miss the culture and history of Canada's origin. I fully understand why you would move. Good on you and enjoy.
Blessings and smiles

Gaelyn said...

Wow, those are very impressive images.

chrome3d said...

Thanks a lot. I got a lot of joie from these views too!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I love the first photo. It is a striking angle that evokes power and strength and style. Also, thanks for your comments on my site about the solar eclipse photos. I am glad you enjoyed them. Also, if you like travel photos, we just put together a travel photos site at www.vivalavoyage.com. We have India photos posted and will put up new travel photos each Sunday. I will be back soon!

Kcalpesh said...

Gigantic Buildings! This is a great display of modern architechture! Nice shots

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Great perspectives on the Chrysler Building, I especially like numbers 1 and 3.
Janice.

sixstars said...

What am imposing building and three different perspectives. They dont build em like that in NZ. Though I noticed one similarity everybody seems to have a camera these days.

arabesque said...

i've never been to n.y. but certainly makes me feel like i'm actually there looking at them...
^-^
the skyscrapers are just TALL!

Malyss said...

"I wanna be a part of it, New-York, New-York"..(Sinatra's version, please!)
This time, you really make me dream!Those pictures are simply absolutely wonderful!!I saw this building in so many lovely movies but did not know the name.
And, BTW, I like your english accent when you say "joie de vivre"..Ü

cieldequimper said...

My favourite!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow This building is awesome!
Your pictures are perfect!
I liked the song for this post that Malyss chose!
Thanks James!
Léia

Joyce said...

WOW! I love your photos!
Joyce

Swarna said...

Great pics from city life. As to the joy of living in the 40's, I prefer to think I'm always on the 'right' side of 40...

AB said...

Some really nice angles here of a very imposing building.