Empire State, Chrysler, and Met Life Buildings

I was out on the terrace on a blustry day trying to catch a glimpse of the space shuttle Enterprise on its flight to Kennedy Airport. I saw nothing, but since I had my telephoto lens on my camera, I took a few shots.


This is at the 300 mm end of my lens. It came out reasonably well, I think.

  • rkevwill 3y

    I actually landed on that "Pan Am" building many years ago. I don't think they did that very long. Didn't they have an accident up there at one time?
  • Harris Graber 3y

    rkevwill There was helicopter accident in 1971 that resulted in several fatalities, none from the helicopter passengers. The helicopter tipped over while it's rotors were still spinning. A blade broke off killing several people on the rooftop and one on the ground.
  • Ubere 3y

    So famous places I'd love to visit one day.
  • Harris Graber 3y

    Ubere Manhattan is an amazing place to visit. It's a matter of scale. The buildings are all huge and there are so many people. New York City has five boroughs of which Manhattan is just one. It's the largest and busiest, but the other boroughs have their appeal, too.

    I moved from Manhattan after having lived there for 45 years. I now live in sight of Manhattan and I can be in Midtown Manhattan in about 15 minutes, but my neighborhood is completely different. It's small scale and has an ethnic diversity that would be hard to match anywhere in the world. I love it here in Astoria.
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Taken on April 27, 2012
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