14 December 2005

Snapshots

Manhattan from the top of Rockefeller Center
Manhattan from the top of Rockefeller Center

The famous Christmas tree in Rockefeller Plaza
The famous Christmas tree in Rockefeller Plaza
The castle in Central Park
The castle in Central Park


The Empire State Building's shadow from the top
The Empire State Building's shadow from the top
A corner of Times Square from the Empire State Building
A corner of Times Square from the Empire State Building

The souvenir rack on the 86th floor
The souvenir rack on the 86th floor

The interior of St. Paul's chapel
The interior of St. Paul's chapel. This is the Anglican church adjacent to the World Trade Center where rescue workers sought rest and refuge in the days after September 11. It's the oldest continually-occupied building in Manhattan, having been built in 1766. It's also part of the parish that sponsors the infamous "clown eucharists."

The cross formed by girders that was left standing after the World Trade Center collapse
The cross formed by girders that was left standing after the World Trade Center collapse.

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18 comments:

Bryan said...

Pictures of old churches are neat. I would like to go and visit some old churches one day, but up where I live there are not many.

candyinsierras said...

Great photos. Makes me almost like New York. My husband and I will be flying out to the east coast next week to New England (New Hampshire). We hang out in Boston sometimes...nice city. We hope to check out George Whitefield's gravesite since it is not far from my husband's hometown.

Catez said...

Thanks Phil. I have never been to Manhattan and have wanted to visit for a long time. I enjoyed a vicarious look-in here!
Quite liked the Empire State Building one - as King Kong is a bit of a topic where I live. Don't think I'll go see it but it has been getting talked about a lot.

candleman said...

Hi Pyro,

Thanks for sharing your vaction with us, the pics are awesome. So is the Pyromaniac stopping by here while in NYC? Or check out
these
to add to your Pyro picture collection.

{{{Candleman}}}

Richard D said...

The souvenir rack was great. Did you purchase that unusual round red pin with the banner on the top of it? It looks oddly familiar.

Kim said...

The snow in the forground of the fist picture really adds a lot of perspective.

Mike Perrigoue said...

Great snapshots...I think I'll start planning a trip to New York City for next December!

centuri0n said...

That clown eucharist thing makes me crazy. Someone e-mailed me about it this week with a news clipping from May. I just can't bring myself to blog about it becuae it's so utterly upside down. How could anyone think it's a good idea?

BTW, someone wants me to make a t-shirt with your met-art picture on it. It's a cool graphic, but it is you face and logo and the only copy I have is too low-res to use. You should open a cafepress shop and sell them yourself ...

Chris Freeland said...

I'd rather see a clown eucharist than a dog eucharist, which is exactly what I read about in Time magazine a few months ago. The minister(ess) (it was actually an episcopal church) said the dogs and cats that attend their church enjoy making a joyful noise along with the others...

Just down the street from my office, there's a methodist church that has a "pet blessing" service once every two months. Our beagle wants to go, but she's still a puppy and I don't believe in pedobaptism.

Steve said...

Pity the minister(ess) of a church that teaches full immersion and decides to allow cat owners to get their beloved Fluffy baptized...

marc said...

I agree with Frank on the clown mass thing. Someone sent it to me a few days ago and it was so unfunny I couldn't post on it.

By the way Phil, I lost my wallet in NY in 1983. Its a 3-fold alligator with about $46.00 in cash and a picture of Farrah Fawcett in it. Let me know if you find it.

Jerry Wragg said...

Chris F. -

Did you hear about the Irish parishioner who asked his Catholic priest to bless his dog?

Priest: "Oh, I'm sorry...we don't bless dogs in the Catholic church, my son...why don't you try that new seeker ministry down the street, they might bless your dog for you"

Parishioner: "Thank you, Father...oh, by the way, do you think 2000 pounds will be enough to pay for the blessing?"

Priest: "Well, why didn't you tell me the dog was Catholic!"

Joe said...

Unlike the rest of the universe, I am not a New York fan. But the pictures are really good, especially the cross.

JRODFOSS said...

All joking aside, there is a Catholic church that blesses pets once a year in my home town. Whoever said that the Catholic church is not inclusive doesnt know what their talking about.

Phil, have you ever thought of having wrigley baptised so his sins can be washed away?

JROD

Phil Johnson said...

jrodfoss "Phil, have you ever thought of having wrigley baptised so his sins can be washed away?"

Washing all Wrigley's sins away with mere water would require such a thorough and extended immersion that he would surely drown in the process.

Steve said...

The top pic is very cool Phil.

Christopher said...

I want Marc to explain the picture of Farah Fawcett!

philness said...

Jubilant Sykes is awesome. I first experienced his voice a couple years back at the Dallas Symphony, where I too yelped, "Praise the Lord". He is a must see. I'm thrilled you got to hear him and mention him on your blog.