Observations about the universe, life, Lausanne and me

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Views from the Empire State Building

You don't really get a feel for how big New York is, unless you see it from above. Another thing you can see is the barrel distortion my new 18-200 mm full range zoom has on its wide end. I am still quite happy with it, though, and will tell you all about how it performs in a post in the near future.

The Empire state building throws an impressive shadow:

Or the Chrysler tower. Whatever. Big shadow!

Crane on top of puny skyscraper. Empire State Building laugh! Skyscraper puny!

The spire on top was ment as a docking station for dirigibles. Unfortunately, the huge updrafts created by the building itself prevented its use. Think of how awesome it would have looked like if the Hindenburg was moored to the tallest skyscraper of New York!

Something like this, maybe:


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