The Unbearable Banishment: random NYC pic—Chrysler R.I.P.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

random NYC pic—Chrysler R.I.P.

This post is in honor of Chrysler Corporation filing for bankruptcy.

Photos of Chrysler Building always feature the beautiful steel tipped apex with the surrounding gargoyles. But the view from street level is pretty special too.

This is a shot looking up from Lexington Avenue. I like the streetlamp on the right. I think it adds to the photo composition. Each morning on my way to work, I walk through the marble main hall of Grand Central Station and then pass this monument. I consider it a privilege. When it no longer gives me a cheap thrill, I’ll leave this dirty old town for good.

Here’s the Lexington Avenue entrance just north of 42nd Street. It’s an awesome site in the early morning light. Click on this pic and have a closer look. The entrance is full of pointy arc deco flourishes.

Here’s a pullback shot of the entrance from across Lexington. The archway looks almost coffin-shaped (to me).

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I would like to direct your attention to the comments section of two posts ago. I wrote a rant about the conspicuously wealthy Tovar family and how jealous I am of their freedom of movement. Well, "Mrs. Tovar," that old bitch, wrote me a very terse comment. I have to admit, I had it coming.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

wanna go. to NYC, not, to Mrs. Tovar's crib....

May 12, 2009 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

I've yet to visit New York properly. I did a flying visit to Brooklyn - literally - half an hour stop off. Coach flew through times square and past all these buildings. I want to go back.

May 12, 2009 at 8:59 AM  
Anonymous monnicole said...

The comment was handled well though!

May 12, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

I think she has a crush on you.

May 12, 2009 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Daisy: Actually, I would LOVE to see Mrs. Tovar’s digs. It would give me a new benchmark for my own poverty.

Jo: Everybody should visit NYC at least once. It’s not for everyone, but it’s something to see.

Monn: My comment or hers? She’s a bitch.

Ellie: I’m pretty sure “she” is a “he.” I have my suspicions.

May 12, 2009 at 6:37 PM  
Anonymous monnicole said...

you handled it well when replying to her rude comment. lol

May 12, 2009 at 7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm surprised you weren't confused for a tourist taking that first (very cool) picture and had your wallet lifted.

i've still got NYC on my "to visit" list. these pictures just make it higher on that list.

May 12, 2009 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

The Chrysler is my favorite building in NYC - love me some art deco architecture

May 12, 2009 at 10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have you seen Matthew Barney's film featuring the Chrysler Building? It's fantastic

May 13, 2009 at 6:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your "cheap thrill" at seeing the Chrysler Building every day is the same thing I feel about the green hills around here. Just seeing the beautiful scenery around here makes the day a little better.

May 13, 2009 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Blues said...

do you know how jealous I am that you walk by this everyday?

May 13, 2009 at 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Greg T said...

R.I.P. Bill Seidman. He was a smart dude. The DJIA was at 12,000 when he basically predicted this economic dump. This was about 1 year ago, June of 2008. The dow is now at 8,200. I will miss his advice.

May 13, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

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