PICTURE POST II!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Mary Ann, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. teacake

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    You should take the ferry to Staten island if you've got good weather days for water. I've never done that circle line but it looks fantastic.

    I remember when I went up the WTC, stepping out onto that roof I was unable to move my foot forward for several seconds because it was totally counter intuitive to personal safety.. SO HIGH UP. CLOUDS. eek.. but I did suck it up of course. The tallest building here is all glass on the observation and you can pay some unseemly sum to step out onto glass as well but I skip that part.

    Don't forget to eat a pretzel. Do they still sell knishes on the street?
     
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Yeah, I do the Staten Island Ferry every time I go to NYC. It's mainly a commuter line, but it gives good views of the harbor and the city skyline - and it's free!

    I had the same reaction a few weeks ago when I went up in the CN Tower in Toronto. There's part of it that has a glass floor and I took a few minutes before I dared walk out onto it, my knees were shaking so bad. Then some other jackass decides to JUMP UP AND DOWN on it. :mad:

    Oh yeah. They have every kind of food you could ever want. Knishes, hot dogs, burgers, sausages, the lot. Although when I'm not eating at the ballparks, I like to go to Katz's Deli for lunch. :drool:
     
  3. teacake

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    Yeah you know you are totally safe barring a disaster but it's instinctual. Though I would make myself walk out on something like that I will never fly in a helicopter.
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ You know what they do at the CN Tower now, though? They have a thing where you can actually walk around ON THE OUTSIDE of the damn thing, tethered to it by what is basically a bungee cord. :eek:
     
  5. Pondwater

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    Looks like a great time Pingfah, I'm a little envious. :p Are the echoes of the amplifiers still ringing in your head?

    MLB I'm loving the pics. :techman:
     
  6. teacake

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    Oh well eff that, I would so not do it.
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Thanks! I will be back in Atlanta in a few years when the Braves open up their new digs. :)

    Hopefully the Athletics and Rays will soon follow suit...

    @teacake: Here you go. :D
     
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  8. Tom Hendricks

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    Our local Zoo had this Penguin Palooza event tonight. You get to see the Penguins being fed and a whole bunch of other things. It was pretty awesome, had a great time with the kids.
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  9. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Ah, yes, penguins!

    "Smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave." :)
     
  10. TorontoTrekker

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    You mean this glass floor?

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    :devil: (That was from five years ago, when my ex - who lives in Atlanta - came up for a visit.)

    And I only just realized what T-shirt I'd worn that day - the choice wasn't deliberate, but it's funny in retrospect. (It shows a mountain range, with the letters "AAAAAAAAA!" going down, and the caption reads, "Jack and Jill in the Himalayas.")

    Yeah, I have a friend who's done that, and intends to do it again. They call it the EdgeWalk. Lying down on a glass floor that's rated to withstand the weight of several elephants is one thing, going out on the outdoor observation deck is one thing, but going outside, with nothing to prevent you from falling except a bungee cord? You'd have to pay me about a trillion dollars to get me to do that.

    And I have a height problem too, but it's mostly with unstable heights like ladders. Though I admit to getting a little nervous when I'm out on the balcony on the 21st floor of the Hyatt in Atlanta, but that's because there's nothing between me and the edge, above the outer wall which is only about four feet high. At least the outdoor observation deck of the CN Tower has a metal screen.
     
  11. Coloratura

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    I'm so acrophobic, that I'm feeling numb just reading your post. :lol:
     
  12. Pingfah

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    Yeah, the whole thing was brilliant, and an absolute baptism of fire for me with the whole solo biking/travelling thing, which was kind of the point.

    I'm sad it's all over now, although you know they have gotten the volume under control at gigs now. 20 years ago, I used to walk away with ringing ears, not anymore.

    Or maybe it's still just as loud, I just can't hear it any more. Who knows...
     
  13. Timby

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    My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary this weekend, first by spending the weekend in Milwaukee, and then instead of going back home we decided to spend a night in Chicago. I'm still processing photos from both cities, but here's one of my early favorites: Tribune Tower in Chicago, as seen from the Chicago River.

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    Some more shots from this weekend:

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  16. auntiehill

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    ^Wow. Great shots; I especially like that first one.


    I hate to post my crappy snapshots after that, but, here goes. Spent a few, long days with the niece doing touristy stuff around town. Here are some shots of NASA and the Fine Arts Museum
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    Bots. I thought this one looked a bit like Iron Man
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    Niece feeling what it would be like to walk on Mars
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    This was still tucked away in a corner of the Space Center, so I had to run over and get a picture.
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    Very cool art instilation at HMFA. It's tons of long plastic/rubbery tubes hanging and you get to walk right through them. Feels more like swimming. Niece thought it was all kinds of awesome.
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    Looking up
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    And, of course, the funky light tunnel, which all the kids love
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  17. Squiggy

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    It's never to early.
     
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    Yep. You're doing it right.
     
  19. Mr. Laser Beam

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    This has been brought to you by D. Awwwww
     
  20. Australis

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    V. cute, now with extra V.