03 May 2007

The View from My Window

Recently, Rhymes with Javelin posted a picture of the view from her window, and asked others to share. Here's what I see from my office windows. We're in an old loft building with huge windows, and a charming view from the 8th floor.


Looking to the left you can see just how dirty the windows are (to be fair, it's exacerbated by the backlighting - it's really not that bad). Through the grime, you can see the huge mansard roof of the building across the street.

















Looking to the right one notices that there is a bulb out in the wall fixture.

Without standing up, I can see ELEVEN wooden water tanks on nearby roofs.

Once, years ago, I was in the office late, it was probably around 7pm on a summer evening. All the windows were open. I thought I could hear bagpipes, but I ignored it, until I just had to get up and look out the window. On the roof of the building across the street was a bagpiper, in full kilt regalia, marching back and forth ALONG THE PARAPET, playing the bagpipe. Only in New York. Later, when I left, he was down on the sidewalk, playing as the greeter at the entrance to a building where there was a party going on. The roof work was just his warmup.

6 comments:

BOSSY said...

Bossy's views aren't particularly charming. Harming, maybe.

Mayberry said...

Those are much like my views on the rare occasions I am in the NY office.

Love the bagpiper story!

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing. It's great to see your view!

Irish Goddess said...

I am jealous; you work in NY AND have a cool view. I look out on a parking lot, and that's only when I get up from my cube and walk over, through a door, to the window.

Her Bad Mother said...

I love those views. Lucky you to work in a loft. I work in a cheerio-encrusted grunge pit.

S. said...

I have owed you a comment on this for much too long! I love the image of the piper on the roof. It has stayed with me.

Thanks for playing!