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SHINY, POINTY & TALL CLASSIC

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SHINY, POINTY & TALL CLASSIC
Pictures of people taking pictures of the Chrysler Building.


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Get Your Camera Out, Sven

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When this gentleman walked by with his family -- hiking shorts, rugged walking shoes, overnight bags in evidence; all heads craned back at the sight of the CB -- my friend Tony nudged me and said, "Get your camera out, Sven." Happily, Sven complied.

3rd Jun 2004, 16:16   comments (1)

The Drought Is Over

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After literally minutes of experience photographing New York City tourists, I have learned that they don't really get to town until Thursday and that they take long lunches, so mornings and afternoons are best for stalking them. I offer this as advice for anyone who dreams of setting up a tourist-based moblog of their own.
3rd Jun 2004, 16:03   comments (0)

RAIN DELAY

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As you can see, the Chrysler Building is still tall today, but not so shiny and not at all pointy. Its spire is completely engulfed in fog. I'm not expecting a lot of photo-ops.

26th May 2004, 16:35   comments (5)

Giant

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This man was really very tall.

24th May 2004, 20:35   comments (2)

The Researcher

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This man tore himself away from an intense session with a guide book -- which probably included a perfectly good picture of the Chrysler Building -- to take a picture of the Chrysler Building.

24th May 2004, 16:30   comments (1)

Fun for the Whole Family

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I know when I was a kid, my whole family would gather each night without fail to take a picture of the Chrysler Building. With the breakdown of the American family, I know this is a dying tradition, but it warms my heart to know that it's not dead yet.

24th May 2004, 16:30   comments (0)

Another One

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Man. Today the tourists are snapping pictures of the Chrysler Building like AP stringers at a prison riot. The sidewalk is littered with spent film canisters and dead batteries and ...

You get the idea.

21st May 2004, 19:47   comments (0)

Give Someone Else a Shot

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This guy practically took up residence in the sweet spot of the CBPZ (Chrysler Building Photo-Op Zone). He took some shots, loaded his camera with more batteries, then took some more.

21st May 2004, 18:31   comments (2)