water towers etc


can you make out
 the ghost sign
on the building
behind 
the water tank 

below 
to the right 
of
the Empire State Building?

 The American Book Bindery Building

 don't lean in too far
you'll smash your nose
 into the computer screen

 i only noticed it 
when
 i was trying
 to balance the contrast

 the actual building
 is on 30th and 9th
the ESB
is on Fifth and 34th

 i believe
 i took this shot
 from 
The High Line 
it stretches from 
12th to 30th

contrasts

it was a weekend in need of lightening up
Toonman offered me several options 
i chose
Ice Age Continental Drift
aka Ice Age 4
animation
cute prehistoric critters

who knew something so lightweight could be so anxiety producing?

families separated
 ice melting
 land masses crumbling 
evil pirate monkeys on ice berg 'ships' 
oh my

i am thinking next time i will opt for a musical

21 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love those old ghost signs.

Cloudia said...

Roof shots, New York views, ghost signs, and the iconic tower. . . .very nice. Books? Bindery? Antique concepts today . . fading like the sign in the age of pixels.


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Pierre BOYER said...

I love those old ghost...
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Pierre

caite said...

ESB again...love it. And love the ghost sign.

Thérèse said...

Is the book store/building still up? Is it only a ghost sign? Hope not... :-)

Young at Heart said...

fabulous photo.......looks eerily cold!!

xStroutx said...

haha this made me laugh... I don't think you should take Ice Age too seriously... I haven't seen number 4 but I'm sure everything worked out happily in the end right? :D

Akelamalu said...

I love the Ice Age movies they're so funny! Great shot.

Dianne said...

the ESB is beautiful in the light
and the ghost sign is very cool

Dana said...

Love that ghost sign!

Bibi said...

I walked the High Line a number of years ago. How the heck did I miss this great shot? :<) Looking the other way, I guess!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yup I spotted it right off, nice 'surprise' find! I was going to say they don't make cartoons like they used to, but when you think about it they've always been a bit kind of violent..in a funny (?) way!!
p.s. It was so weird earlier on, when I tried to comment I kept getting the error sign, was just about to email, when it came good!

Stephen Hayes said...

A musical? Maybe something fun and silly like Les Miserables.

Helene Titsch said...

Very cool shot! You got that spot-on straight and a great composition! And of course I can't see the sign...I'm on my office monitor...will revisit when I get home!

Beth F said...

Ha! I liked Ice Age 4. But yes, tension and drama! Love the shot. And, yes, great composition.

Robin said...

Daryl, Love the towers with the iconic ESB in the background!
We haven't got to Ice Age 4 yet. Did watch Ice Age 3 on the tube the other day!

Lisa Gordon said...

Ok, now I have nose prints on my computer screen, but I see it!! :-)
This is a wonderful shot.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great shot from the High Line and I always love a view of ESB. We see ghost signs in the rural south, but most of them are at ground level.

Bises,
Genie

missing moments said...

Lol...such good movies. My grand kids got me hooked.

Lili said...

I had never heard of ghost signs before, but I did feel someone tap me on my shoulder as I leaned in to read it...

GailO said...

My father and his father and brothers were all bookbinders:) Wish I learned from them when I could!

It is quite interesting how many animated cartoons are anxiety producing...from the very first one I saw...Bambi!