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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING AND ME




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You may not know this, 
but the Empire State Building and me? 

We've got a thang goin' on. 
 We're tight.
Thick as thieves.
Besties.


The Empire State Buiilding in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #empirestatebuilding


For 28 years, we saw each other on an almost-daily basis.
We were close......separated by eight short city blocks,
but the wide open view through my office windows
made us feel much closer. 

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Pre-blogging bad photo from my office, but I had to make a point 😉



The Empire State Buiilding in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #empirestatebuilding
Pre-blogging bad photo #2 from my office 😕


I got to know it well over the years,
mostly through those office windows,
but often, we connected outside at street level,
where I looked up to it in awe.

The Empire State Buiilding in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #empirestatebuilding





Sometimes, our relationship was long-distance,
from across the Hudson river.

The Empire State Buiilding in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #empirestatebuilding

 
The Empire State Buiilding in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #empirestatebuilding



Whenever a flight back home took me over NYC,
the Empire State Buidling was there to greet me from the ground below. 

 Once, I saw it from the inside out 
up there on its 86th floor observation deck,
getting to see all of New York City through its eyes. 

The Empire State Buiilding in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #empirestatebuilding


I witnessed its many different moods.......
clear and strong on sunny days.......
dark and shrouded by rain clouds.......
soft and filtered in blizzard-like conditions....... 
and completely invisible on foggy days. 

The Empire State Buiilding in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #empirestatebuilding


I'll never forget seeing at its very worst.......
 against a backdrop of thick smoke on 9/11.
It loomed larger than ever that day.  
I kept looking out my windows, 
to make sure it was still there.

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I saw it decked out in a multitude of colorful lights........
Green and red for Christmas.......
Blue and white for Hanukkah.......
Rainbow for pride week.......
The various colors of NY's sports teams.......
Orange, white and green for St. Patrick's day.......
Pink for breast cancer awareness month.......
Red, white and blue  when it felt patriotic.......
Green for earth day. 

The Empire State Buiilding in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #empirestatebuilding
Pre-blogging bad photo #3 from my office 😖


And, I saw it go completely dark in times of tragedy
a few too many times.

The Empire State Buiilding in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #empirestatebuilding


Although we're not as close as we used to be,
we still keep in touch.
On my frequent jaunts into the city, 
it will often peer at me from around a corner,
or peek out at me from behind a building.
The Empire State Building is one of those friends that 
no matter how long we've gone without seeing each other,
it feels like no time has gone by.......
and we pick up right where we left off. 






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17 comments:

  1. Lovely photos, Amy! I especially like the last one. Have a great week.

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  2. Super post and many amazing photos. John used to have a super view of that every day before they moved their offices.

    He remembers watching it closely on that horrible day too.

    Enjoy your bestie when you visit

    Cindy

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  3. Fantastic post! Great pics and the post was perfect, I felt your connection! Best wishes always!

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  4. Hi,
    My daughter, two granddaughters and I are planning a trip to NYC this summer. The Empire State Building is on our bucket list. Thanks for giving me more inspiration to enjoy the beautiful building.
    Joyously,
    Betty

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  5. Love the analogy to a long time good friend! I get it and feel that way about some "things" near me. Great post!!

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  6. What a great friend indeed! Wow the view from your office was spectacular. I bet you miss those days little bit. Good memories of when you worked to hang onto. I want so much to come to NY for a visit. Terry wants to go to the 911 memorial too. Someday hopefully soon.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  7. It's special.

    Loved your post and photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  8. Great shots of this special building!

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  9. What a fun way to remember such a long-time friend and NYC icon!!

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  10. Love that building as well~it is always my favorite site when headed to NY!! Great post! I am now following you...if you wish to follow back you can at Annster's Domain

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  11. Hello, Ms. T, thanks for coming over to Marmelade Gypsy as I traveled through Paris. I'l be taking a couple of holiday diversions with family and friends and home but I hope you'll stick around for the England tour, too!

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  12. It is such a cool building to look at. On my first visit to NYC, my daughter and I went to the top and loved the view.

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  13. I've only been to NYC and after reading your post, I want to go back!

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  14. Wonderful post! Love the pics but even more, and the emotion and sentiment. Best wishes always!

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  15. You took such awesome photos of the Empire State Building Amy! :)

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