01 May 2007

Monthly Theme Day: City Exchange - New York City

18 months ago I was in NYC (a city I love to bits) for a few days and had always wanted to visit the wondrous Chrysler Building but somehow, on previous visits, had never gotten around to it. Well you can't! You can go into the lobby and that's about it. You peer across a barrier at those incredible Art Deco elevator doors but can go no further - so I decided to go to the top of the Empire State Building and look at the building from above. As many of you will know, when you get to the viewing gallery of the Empire State Building, there is a map listing all the main buildings and landmarks you see - but this part of the map stopped me in my tracks. Look above and you'll see just the outline of where the Twin Towers were before 9/11. Somehow, when you look at this drawing and see the height of the Towers in relation to the rest of the buildings in Manhattan - well, it's mind boggling. I was staying in TriBeCa so took the opportunity to visit Ground Zero. And today, on A City Exchange, I show this as my tiny tribute to those who died that day.

And here's the Chrysler Building in all it's glory.

Please visit the following cities who are taking part in today's theme:

Monte Carlo, Monaco -
Rome, Italy -
Singapore, Singapore -
Tenerife, Spain -
Rotterdam, Netherlands -
London, UK -
Montréal (QC), Canada -
Melbourne, Australia -
Naples (FL), USA -
Bastia, France -
Hong Kong, China -
Mazatlan, Mexico -
Buenos Aeres, Argentina -
Manila, Philippines -
Arradon, France -
Madison (WI), USA -
Evry, France -
Seoul, Korea -
Shanghai, China -
Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia -
Sequim (WA), USA -
Singapore, Singapore -
Budapest, Hungary -
Baziège, France -
Hamburg, Germany -
Toruń, Poland -
Nelson, New Zealand -
Madison (WI), USA -
Vantaa, Finland -
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -
Mainz, Germany -
Dubai, UAE -
Saint Paul (MN), USA -
Cork, Ireland -
Stockholm, Sweden -
Menton, France -
Tel Aviv, Israel -
Albuquerque (NM), USA -
Kitakami, Japan -
Stayton (OR), USA -
Szentes, Hungary -
Stavanger, Norway -
Grenoble, France -
Villigen, Switzerland -
Paris, France -
Hyde, UK -
Moscow, Russia -
Joplin (MO), USA -
Jakarta, Indonesia -
Greenville (SC), USA -
Cape Town, South Africa -
Asheville (NC), USA -
Seattle (WA), USA -
Kyoto, Japan -
Tokyo, Japan -
Madrid, Spain -
Auckland, New Zealand -
Oulu, Finland -
Lubbock (TX), USA -
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina -
Baton Rouge (LA), USA -
Sydney, Australia -
Maple Ridge (BC), Canada -
Vancouver, Canada -
Seattle (WA), USA -
Selma (AL), USA -
Chandler (AZ), USA -
Sharon (CT), USA -
Manila, Philippines -
Lyon, France -
New York City (NY), USA -
Los Angeles (CA), USA -
Brookville (OH), USA -
Hayle, UK -
Wailea (HI), USA -
Saarbrücken, Germany -
San Diego (CA), USA -
Boston (MA), USA -
Saint Louis (MO), USA -
Cypress (TX), USA


  1. A very nice tribute. Thank you.

  2. Thank you for the thoughtful tribute. Still can't reconcile myself to all the terrible violence throughout the world. We've got to find a way to stop this insanity!

  3. Good idea to show the plan like that and the photo..
    I hadn't realised you can't go any further than the entrance.

  4. Very nice post, Jilly (even if a bit late, young lady!)

    I'll never look at number 40 quite the same way again...

  5. Thanks for the beautiful post. You made us look at something from a different perspective.

    Check out my theme day pic:
    I got in late to the list.

    Have a great day!!!

  6. Excellent commentary and post! Happy Theme Day from Maui! Come on over for a visit and see my strange one!

  7. Nice photo. Personally, I have never been inside the Chrysler Building nor the Empire State Building. I don't like crowds, especially when it involves height and few escape routes.

    If you ever come to NYC again, let me know. Lunch is on me.

  8. Anonymous02 May, 2007

    A very nice tribute ... Of all the large cities which I have visited Chicago was the one I related to the most.

  9. Like many Parisiens, Ming has never been inside the Empire State Building, ha, ha! I agree with you, Jilly, this Chrisler Building is really beautiful. I like your post and your discreet and sensible thought. Have a nice day "dans le sud"!

  10. I wanted to write "like many Parisiens have never been to Eiffel Tower"...


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