After dinner on Friday night, I persuaded my husband to take a walk with me. Earlier in the day I notice Bloomingdales “all lit up”. I really needed to have a look at it in the night. Off we went. Me with my camera, tripod, and the dog afraid of everything, David with the confident explorer. We set off for 59th street, all bundled up. It was a raw and windy evening, he wanted to get back to the hotel as soon as possible. There was Bloomingdales, brighter than bright. I pulled out my tripod, quickly set it up, and started to snap away. I didn’t realize how cold it was until I glanced back to where my husband was. I noticed David’s shoulders were up at his ears, and Rodie was zipped inside his jacket. I knew my time to shoot was limited, and tried to get as many shots as I could. I hadn’t even noticed on my right, was my favorite building of all time. The Chrysler Building, designed by architect William Van Allen, it broke ground on September 19, 1928 completed May 28, 1930. It was the world’s tallest building in New York for 11 months until the Empire State Building was built in 1931.
Of course I had to take some shots of that too. Being so windy, and having traffic buzz by, I was having a difficult time getting my camera still. This is one of the best shots I got. I converted it to B&W to give it that “old film” look.
What a difference a day makes!
It reminds me, be thankful for what I have!