Thursday, January 31, 2008

Peek-a-Boo ESB

top of Empire Statte Building

Without me planning such, this week has become a sort of "Empire State Building Week". Hopefully, you have enjoyed the photos. You might recognize this shot from a PREVIOUS POST. This time, we see the top of the Empire State Building peeking through a building on Sixth Avenue in the afternoon.

Though it seemed that I had taken the shot more recently, I took the older one almost exactly two years ago to the day. I guess I like it so much, it stays in my mind's eye.

PS--You can also see how my blog template improved from that time but I have not gone back and edited all of the older posts. Too much work. Back then, though, you could click on the photo for a larger version. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Times Square ESB

Empire State Building through Times Square

Take a peek at the Empire State Building through buildings in Times Square.
(No, silly, you only see the top of it between the buildings.)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Gnome in Lights

self in lights

Today, in midtown, a roaming gnome got stuck in a reflection, surrounded by lights.

Sunday, January 27, 2008


Empire State Building

The Empire State Building, ladies and gentlemen, I do love it so...

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Little Man ESB

little man and the Empire State Building

Little man walks near the Empire State Building on a clear and cold Friday evening.

Friday, January 25, 2008

A Winter Passing

a peek of the Empire State Building

anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn't he danced his did

one day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was

all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes.

Women and men (both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain

[all apologies to e.e. cummings]
(photo by otilius, Empire State Building - January 22, 2008)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Paris Hilton & The Linguists

white jacket, Paris Hilton at Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

8) As you know from a PREVIOUS POST, I happened to see Paris HIlton during my trip to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. I liked her white jacket.

Justine through glass

7) "Justine" through glasses and glass...

window, Park City, Utah

6) Window on Park Avenue, Park City, Utah

lamp on Main Street, Park City, Utah

5) Main Street, Park City, Utah

long icicle, Park City, Utah

4) Award-winning icicles!

town lift, Park City, Utah

3) You can literally get on the chairlift right in town on Main Street, Park City, Utah.

The Linguists at Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

2) With light snow falling on Main Street, we see producers and talent from the feature documentary THE LINGUISTS pose in front of the Egyptian Theatre. A hot ticket at this year's Sundance, the movie follows two linguists around the globe as they record a few of the world's currently endangered languages.

The man wearing the "CAT" hat in photo center speaks in the film and comes from Arizona. I talked to him and one of the linguists (far right) after the screening. Great movie!

Geretta Geretta at party, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

In photo #1, we see Geretta Geretta at the party, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

Please forgive me. I have not yet gotten back in the swing of things, since returning from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. You will get 13 photos today but you must check back in order to see them all. As the day advances, I will put them online as I ready them for your eager eyes.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tree Planter

tree planter in snow, Park City, Utah

Snow falls on a tree already snowed upon in Park City, Utah. Stay tuned tomorrow for a special Thursday Thirteen of 13 photos from my Utah trip last weekend.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


photo of Otilius, Park City, Utah at ABSOLUT Vodka party

At one of the many Sundance Film Festival parties around Main Street in Park City (this one hosted at Queer Lounge), I had my picture taken for ABSOLUT vodka's "Global Cooling" campaign.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Geretta Geretta & Paris HIlton

Geretta Geretta at the party, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

"Cheers!" from veteran filmmaker (actress, director, writer) Geretta Geretta at the party during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. In her early days, Geretta starred in Dario Argento's DEMONI (DEMONS). She even starred in a cooking show in Santa Barbara, California directed and produced by yours truly.

Now, she is working on directing her second feature film, THE ART OF SPOONING, coming soon to a theater near you.

Paris Hilton at Sundance, Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah. It's my birthday. The Giants have just beaten the Green Bay Packers. I leave the party at Celsius to go look around Main Street for my housemates. A long story shortened, I get right next to the fabulous Paris Hilton as she makes her way to a getaway vehicle. Of course, my lousy camera doesn't flash. But, hey, it was hot.

My advice? If you must fail, fail big! (enjoy some lemonade I created from the lemon...

PS--Hey, Paris, I was the guy with the fun hat. ;]

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

Temporary Corner

temporary corner, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Recent demolition and new construction made this "corner" possible. Though only temporary, this spot sure seems to have a lot of uses.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Alley Shape

Canal Street building through alley

Looking north, through an alley, we see a building on Canal Street in Manhattan.
What a beautiful day we had!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Gimbels Skybridge

the old Gimbels skybridge, 32nd Street, Manhattan

Something old, something new on 32nd Street...Here we see the old Gimbels skybridge which linked two buildings of the former rival to Macy's. Gimbels department store no longer exists but the skybridge remains.

Of course, it seems no NYC area could be complete these days without a new luxury condo (or two), like the tall building on the left. "Live Greater", indeed.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sundial ESB

Empire State Building seen through a sundial

Let's have a look at Manhattan through a sundial, shall we? In case you do not know, the line from the "2" points toward the Empire State Building and the line from the "3" points at the Chrysler Building. (no, not all the time but from this angle)

Monday, January 14, 2008


dangling object

I keep thinking that I am in the wrong business. Lately, construction goes on everywhere in the NYC area. Here, an object dangles from a crane in Jersey City, NJ, a short block from the Hudson River.

construction crane

Here we see a close up shot of the same object. It is a section of the crane stand, which enables the crane to go higher and higher.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

For the Birds

sea gull on the Hudson River

A sea gull poses on a railing at the bank of the mighty Hudson River, across from lower Manhattan. In the background, we see new construction just north of the World Trade Center site.

Thanks for helping the photo, my fine feathered friend!

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Saturday, January 12, 2008


Empire State Building at sunset

The sun sets on 34th Street and the Empire State Building. Nice placement for the Burger King banner, eh?

Friday, January 11, 2008

Canyon Light

canyon light, Manhattan

Reflected light plays on a building in the canyons of Manhattan.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Delancey Street

After Christmas bargains to be found on Delancey Street? I won't tell you that there is almost always a sale around here.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


lights, Grand Central Station, NYC

These reflected lights at Grand Central Station remind me of fireworks. They have no smoke or noise and they get enjoyed on a daily basis--no extra charge.
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

ESB Glimpse

glimpse of Empire State Building

Of course, you know it's always there. Moving around the city, you go from full-on views to little peeks and so on. Then, when you forgot about it for a second, you come to a corner and look over to see the Empire State Building between the HBO building and through some construction scaffolding. Always fun to see!

Monday, January 07, 2008


Resist, sidewalk graffiti

Indeed! One word on the sidewalk...I wonder, "hmmm, for whom the message?" I had to take a photo, since, eh, hem, I couldn't resist.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Cold Yellow

bar and yellow car, NYC

In the cold, I looked at shapes for you. I liked a shape or two.
One shape was all yellow.

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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Unusual Suspect

graffiti character, NYC

Be on the lookout for this unusual suspect. He may go by the alias "Beel Z. Bub" or "Lucky Fur". In any event, he is a devil to catch. If you see something, say something!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

World Trade Center

visitors at World Trade Center site, NYC

Visitors stop to observe continuing work at the World Trade Center site.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Chrysler Composition

composition with the Chrysler Building, NYC

Here we see a midtown composition with the Chrysler Building. Happy New Year!!