Saturday, May 01, 2010

SOOC: Pigeon up high...

While sightseeing at the top of the Empire State Building last weekend, I was quite surprised to see one pigeon! (this is my daughter in front of it as she's sending a pic via her cellphone)
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I couldn't believe it was able to get up so high (we were on the 102nd floor observatory where you could stand there and feel the wind.) While I'm definitely afraid of heights, being up there didn't really scare me...until I reached out a little to use my camera/cellphone to take a picture and then it dawned on me just how high it felt...my stomach got all tied up in knots and decided I didn't need any more pictures.
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What a brave bird!
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13 comments:

K- floortime lite mama said...

wow what a gorgeous picture

Lisa said...

Robin I am completely envious!
I want to go NYC!!
Great images.

rickismom said...

Luckey you to catch this shot!

Pam D said...

Wow... what a daring bird! I never thought of pigeons as high flyers; they just don't seem to be built that way. As for vertigo... oh my. I don't think I could even be up there, period. I would freeze and have to be carried down. You got some awesome shots!

Tara R. said...

Gorgeous views from that vantage point. I don't envy the bird it's view though. Way too high for me.

shirley said...

Totally jealous! What beautiful views - amazing

KApted said...

Wow, amazing photos! And that is one brave bird! I am also terrified of heights...you have my sympathy. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Mandy aka Mandaroo said...

What a lovely clear day and a lovely view. I really love that last shot a lot. I say brave "you" too!!!

hip chick said...

What a beautiful view. I have been to NYC three times and never the Empire State Building. I'm going to have to do that one day.

puna said...

Those things are tough! If the world is destroyed the only thing left would be rats, cockroaches and pigeons...nice thought I know. Anyway, thanks for coming by!

SoCo mom said...

Those are GREAT! I really like the way the pigeon is frames almost in silhouette in that last one.

Isn't it amazing what we can do if we don't think too hard?

Rachel said...

Ohmygoodness! That would have me feeling quite small and vulnerable to be up that high! Amazing pictures!

Caroline (Frogmum) said...

That is one brave pigeon (although I guess height is not an issue to birds!) and one amazing view!! :D