Thursday, November 6, 2014

On Top of the Big Apple


My good fences this week come from high up in the sky - from the visitors' platform on the Empire State Building in New York. We visited New York in 1997 when the Geek was working in Allentown for a couple month. We met for 10 days over Easter in New York and spent a gorgeous time there. This was my first trip ever to the United States.

Everything was so easy at that time... no long lines because of security checks. You just waited in line to get on the elevator that would transport you to the top of this famous building in no time at all.

This "fence" of course is more of a barricade, to prevent suicidal people of jumping the fence and throw themselves down. Here's a detail:


It looks rather sharp and you certainly would think twice before attempting to get up and over there. The entire fence was curved as well.


Quite impressive, right?

Just one look down, please - one of my favorite views of this big city:


I'm linking to Theresa's "Good Fences". Please come and visit!


15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

ah, yes. it's been years since i've been up there, but it was really very cool! thanks, carola!

Andrea Priebe said...

Well, you are one up on me. I have driven through New York, but never stayed there and have never been to the top of the Empire State Building. This is a very interesting concept to stop suicide jumpers. I wonder if it works. Whether it does or not, it is very artistic and makes a great fence for this meme. Thanks, Carola

Andrea @ From The Sol

Karen S. said...

Wow. This was really cool. Great captures, and I'm not even dizzy!

Bethany Carson said...

Quite the fence; it has a good purpose! That's an impressive view!

W. Latane Barton said...

Well I am glad someone thought to protect people from doing insane things like jumping off the Empire State building. I've never thought about it or even noticed so this was interesting.

Margaret Adamson said...

Yes VERY impressive

JoZart said...

Amazing and good to see your personal viewpoint of this. I've never been to NY... yet!!
Jo x

Marie said...

So cool! At first I thought it was a row of knives. Love your detailing shots of something people don't often pay attention to, even if they go up to the platform!

Ida said...

Yikes they look like knife blades but also pretty cool. That view down was something else.

Elephant's Child said...

Love that barricade. And suspect it serves its purpose well.
The colours looking down are amazing...

Felicia said...

that is one mean looking fence.

Tanya Breese said...

that is so neat, i've never noticed that before!

Michelle said...

That IS impressive!

bailey-road.com said...

Great shots of that serious-looking fence.

Magic Love Crow said...

Very impressive! Wow!