Wednesday, September 26, 2007

working late...


[click on picture to enlarge - taken via iPhone]

We are looking towards the South West of the island.

The street illuminated by the red tail lights of the cars driving South is 7th avenue.

See that big building with a square light on the top? Look where it intersects with the river. Now a little to the right. See a pale rectangular structure? This is the driving range of Chelsea Piers, a sport complex built on the renovated piers in the Chelsea neighborhood. We're at the northern edge of Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District. When practicing your golf swing in the multi-story driving range, you are looking right at New Jersey, accross the river.

Now, stay in Jersey and follow the shore towards the tip of Manhattan. At the very end, you should see a line of land reaching out to Manhattan. Adjust your glasses and sharpen your imagination and you should see Miss Liberty at the very tip of that line. Do you see her? Bingo!

And this is what you get when you stay late in the office... Not bad, uh? But hey, see all those lights? I am not the only one working late!

14 comments:

holly said...

Just randomly browsing blogs and came across yours. Very enjoyable to read and your English if very very good!

David in Greensboro, NC said...

Nice photo! I can imagine I am in New York looking out across the river!

Annie said...

Hi Eliane, I sure hope you are able to leave early enough to go hit some balls. What a treat that would be.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

The timestamp reads 11:11 PM. Now please tell me that you were NOT working THAT late! I mean, really, c'mon, you've got to be kidding me, sheesh, girl! {B[

And you must be starved! Go pay Jilly a visit, she has some good French bread, cheese, grapes and wine in Menton, that slice of paradise she calls home. ~:D

Lynette said...

Eliane, what good wishes for your come from those who comment about your exceptional photos. I like what you get out of your iPhone. And I think I may have actually found the Statue of Liberty.

Olivier said...

NYC de nuit, tout un poeme, on dit que Paris est la ville lumiere, je trouve que NYC se defend tres bien...je compte les jours....

Leena said...

You really are not the only one :)
The photo makes an adventurous feeling, in good way !
Have a fine day!

GMG said...

Great trip through Manhattan; not that bad for a late night work day... Also loved the al fresco opera; at least work was already finished... ;)
Just left Bali on Blogtrotter; posting on Singapore on the way back to Europe...
Have a great weekend!

Blue Wave 707 said...

The city that never sleeps ... looks like a lot of others are working late as well.

• Eliane • said...

•holly: thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Et merci beaucoup beaucoup! ;)
•david: Thank you. Great!! Now wave to those NJ people. ;)
•annie: That would be very cool. I've done that in the spring but it's been a while... It is a fun thing to do.
•fénix: let me tell you my little secret: whenever I am not posting at the time I should (I post Wednesday on Thursday or that kind of stunt, I give the post a magic time stamp of 11:11pm. I did leave late but not THAT late. The picture was probably taken around 7pm. After that there is too much glare from the office lights on the windows. And thanks for the dinner! :)
•lynette: Youpiiiie!!! Glad you found her! Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!!!
•olivier: tu décomptes les jours? Ça sent les vacances New Yorquaises, ça! Veinard, vas!
•leena: thank you. I like what you are getting out of the view. Very cool. :)
•gmg: that' what I'm saying: you stay late and you are rewarded by an amazing view. How cool is that!? Oh, work is never finished... ;)
•blue: the city that never sleeps, indeed! That should have been my title!! Yeah, a lot of people work late in the city. That's what is very nice when you find yourself carried away - you are not the only crazy one! ;)

travelphilippines said...

i wanna live in new york.

• Eliane • said...

•travelphilippines: ooooh I understand - it is a great city! Some to visit!!!

Anonymous said...

I actually love this photo, one because its slightly at an angl, everything isnt straight, and because its new york. i think the street with the car lights left of the centre give it a nice feel. like the pic.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

When none is around in the evening or at Sunday are... Great moment to work. I loved. And I worked many end of the year evening late too :-( Or first of the year day too. Then my Company merged into another and all my effort into my job that I loved, definitely went wasted. Anyway I'll be happy to do it again in next life.