Forget the Grand Canyon. Rather dive amid the iron cliffs of Midtown in New York City. Don't look up, trust your safety harness. Have a firm on your camera to counter the wind. By the gaping breach in which a tornado has entered, put your head outside. Look down. The GE building, here, it's the Rockefeller building with people on the open-air rooftop. On the right, there, the three similar "slab" skyscrapers are the Celanese building (1973), the McGraw-hill building (1969) and the Exxon building (1969), all of them by the architect Wallace Harrison, all of them built in the International II style. Not every one like these towers, but I do, perhaps because I'm a photographer (all these lines… yummy… ). I enjoy as well their changes of light/shadows along each of my tiny steps, well, when I'm walking, not flying. For the scale, appreciate the cars at their feet. PS: I'm the seagull. At least, same fondness for sardines.
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