my sky

This is the Ansonia.
Its a landmark building on Broadway at 72-73 Streets.
It was the home of Walter Matthau's character
in the movie version of
Neil Simon's
The Sunshine Boys.


Well, back in May
on a very sunny cloudless day
I was walking up Broadway
when I looked up
because something
caught
my eye

Can you see them?
Homing pigeons
circling
the roof top gable.

They circled about 6 times
before they landed on a rooftop below
alas
my little camera
has no
zoom lens


(I've enlarged & cropped so if you look carefully you can see the little white specks that are homing pigeons)



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45 comments:

  1. So that's what the building is called :) Wish I could see that someday. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Great shots. I can see the pigeons, clearly, even in google reader.

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  3. The homing pigeons are a sight to behold! I never knew where that building was located, thank you. :-)

    I loved "The Sunshine Boys" and will try to watch the movie again.

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  4. beautiful building and cool capture of the homies :) agaist the lovely blue ny sky.

    have a good afternon.

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  5. I LOVE the first shot - great perspective!!

    The others are great too, but the first are stunning!

    Have a great weekend!
    Anna

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  6. Nice catch. That's a great building and the pigeons just add to the photo.

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  7. Oh someone has an edifice complex for sure! What a grand building... and I LOVE the angles you shot it from. I wonder if the pigeons are kept by someone living there or if they're just squatters. Well, okay, they're pigeons which kinda makes them squatters by definition, but I mean as in they just took up residence there without invitation.

    Marvelous sky!

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  8. Are they running AMOK or do they still belong to a 'home' to pidgeon to? Pidgeon Permit?Beautiful picture.

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  9. People near me have homing pigeons too. They fascinate me.

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  10. this is a most original & fascinating skywatch, so cool!

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  11. This is wonderful! What a beautiful piece of architecture!

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  12. The facade of the building is very nice, and blends in very well with the nice clear blue skies.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  13. I saw that building before, on one of my walks through NYC, looking at all the amazing buildings. I remember that building, I think I have a photo of it, but had no idea about the movie. I can see the pigeons very clearly, what an amazing sight to see! The sky was perfect too. Loved seeing this.

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  14. Dynamite shot of homing pigeons and building.
    Joyce

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  15. Daryl, I need a vacation, need to revisit NYC. Great architecture. Yup, I saw the homing pigeons.

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  16. Be careful of pigeons flying overhead, it is N.Y. after-all.

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  17. That is so neat!! I saw them!! wonderful capture even with your non zoom lens. xo

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  18. Your little camera did very well, Daryl! The pigeons are seen clearly. Who are they coming home to? And what are they carrying? Are they working for spies? The CIA? Sarah Palin?

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  19. It is such a beautiful building and a great capture of the pigeons. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Cool building. You did a great job capturing the magnificence of it.

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  21. I'm blind but I can imagine them! What a knockout sky girl!

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  22. Pigeons remind me of this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPj3G7U-K04

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  23. I see them, I have a homing pigeon eye. In Bensonhurst many of the older folks had them and they would exercise them by directing them to go round and round

    it was wonderful to watch

    I love the angles you chose and always marvel at what you create with your "little camera"

    just goes to prove - it is the photographer that makes the art, not the camera

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  24. It is good to look up where you can spot a good shot, just take care not to step into a manhole.

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  25. How cool is that! And you, with your eagle eye. Great stuff!

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  26. Great capture and what a stunning piece of architecture too.

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  27. Those are beautiful shots and I did see the pigeons.

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  28. How fun! I love that building too. It's so beautiful .

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  29. Ansonia is an amazing building. We had friends who just moved to Florida last year that lived there. The hallways are so wide and their unit was totally huge and wonderful. I could not believe they were moving away from NY:)
    Joyce

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  30. I can see the pigeons, but I'm REALLY loving the building!

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  31. Our little point and shoot's do a damn good job! Those pigeons look just wonderful!

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  32. nope - must be blind! did you see i gave you some linky love a cuople of posts back...

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  33. How I envy you...living in a place with a sight worth a photo on every street!

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  34. Great angle and I can clearly see the pigeons :-)

    Nice shots !!!

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  35. Daryl, that has to be one of the most beautiful buildings ever and yes, I see the homing pigeons. That makes the shots even better!

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  36. This will be the third time to attempt leaving a comment. Blogger keeps telling me it's an error.

    Love the building & the homing pigeons!

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