Monday, December 22, 2008

the Lady wears Red and Green- a Manhattan Christmas special

A true lady of the night.

The Empire State Building stands unwavering in the middle of Manhattan, resplendent in night lights, in all colors imaginable, from classic white to blue to green (St Patrick’s Day). For Christmas, the colors definitely remain resplendent in red and green.

Canon EOS 350D Digital, f/32, 30s, 43 mm, ISO 100

Formerly the tallest building in New York before the World Trade Center rose, it now has reclaimed the title. Everyday, almost without fail, the line of visitors wanting to scale its height snakes long, a testament to its enduring elegance and attraction.

down the Empire State
traffic down the Empire State Building
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 10s, f/14, 18mm, ISO 100

The Empire State Building figures prominently in Hollywood and has appeared in at least 150 movies, from Hollywood classics like An Affair to Remember, to Taxi Driver to Sleepless in Seattle. Its most famous appearance is probably in the King Kong movies, from the one with Fay Wray to Jessica Lange and of late, Naomi Watts. As in lore, the 24 feet ape met his match in beauty and ultimately succumbed atop the majestic tower that is the Empire State Building.

Canon EOS 350D Digital, f/22, 25s, 24 mm, ISO 100

The skyscraper in Manhattan is still its queen.

Empire State Building
350 5th Ave (34th St), New York, New York

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