11.24.2008

Random NYC Pics (Click to Enlarge)

Walking towards Empire State Building - now the main fixture of the skyline. Outside the studio of where "The Today Show" is shot: You can walk for miles and see people everywhere. These are decorations outside Lord & Taylor's: Taxicab Confrontation: The limo makes a left turn in front of taxi. Unsuccessfully. Tourists on the bar at Coyote Ugly. I kept waiting for the lady on the left to go down. Times Square: Inside St. Patrick's Cathedral. Those are flat screens on each pillar There are three or four of these settings in the church. Maybe more. And multiple sculptures carved into the walls. This one may be 15 feet tall. It was the seventh one in a series of 12 or so.

13 comments:

mzchief said...

Ahem...
The reliefs in the walls in St. Pat's are known as The Stations of The Cross or Via Dolorosa which depict the final hours aka The Passion that led to the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth.

BTW...There are 14 stations.

Anonymous said...

The cathedral looks gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Those are great thanks for sharing

Jarhead said...

I went to mass at St. Patrick's the last time I was in NYC and it was awe inspiring ~ such a beautiful place.

The "settings" to which you refer are actually altars, or in this case, sub-altars. In a typical Catholic cathedral there is the high altar [main altar] and anywhere between 2 and 4 sub altars: 1 is almost always dedicated to Mary and 1 to St. Joseph, one perhaps for the church's patron or some other saint of significance.

So there's your crash course in cathedrals.

Jarhead said...

Re: the Coyote Ugly picture...

By the looks of the patrons dancing on the bar, they should change the name of the place to "Coyote Fugly."

Ernie said...

What.. no banjos?

Anonymous said...

No Coney Island and pics of the Wonder Wheel?

Anonymous said...

.... Loved the Cathedral shots. Reverence still exists (I think).

Great pictures!

Thanks, Barry!

Anonymous said...

Pictures are great! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

so..tell us about the smell..did it really smell like aretha franklin's dressing room or obama's plane..or what..???

Buckwheat said...

Thank-you MzSOAS

Anonymous said...

The chick on the left looks deformed

Anonymous said...

Love New York--one night I was on a subway after midnight with my daughter. Everyone in our car appeared to be of a different race and that was when it hit me that America really is the melting pot of the world. That is what makes us so great. I remember how proud it made me feel to be in a country where everyone was accepted.

On another note everytime I go I am amazed at the kindness and the people and I always feel safer there than in Fort Worth.