Saturday, February 27, 2010

Night View from the Mary Whalen


Actually ended up being a lovely night for shovelling snow on a nice old retired tanker (HQ of PortSide NY). And what a view!

11 comments:

Pandabonium said...

electric_city

Ol' Philosophizer said...

Spectacular picture!

My sister (a resident of Brooklyn) claims she has 3 feet of snow on her terrace. Judging from your picture, it seems like I'm not the only one in the family prone to exaggeration.

Silbs said...

That's a winner.

Cowboygrrl said...

Beautiful pic, Bonnie. Make sure to check out my new pics tomorrow. I have a surprise!

Carolina Salguero said...

Dear Ol' Philosophizer,
Hardly exaggerating. We have an admiral 4' burm of snow along the pier here... I invite you to join the shovel team next time.
contact portsidenewyork [at] gmail.com

Jos said...

Beautiful and a little sinister at the same time...
No boats, no people. Only a spidery 'transformer' waiting to go to work

What is that green reflection over the water? Is there a port light behind you?

Ol' Philosophizer said...

Thanks for the invitation, Carolina, but that sounds like work to me ... and work is something I gave up several years ago. This was an unusual storm, almost like a donut storm. While everyone to the south, east, north and west of us got hammered, we were in the hole, and only saw 2 or 3 inches of snow (plus 3 or 4 inches of rain).

However, had we received all that snow, the Malden Yacht Club has a different way of dealing with it. We pile it up to make an Olympic style, super downhill, freestyle kayak launching venue (I hope this You-Tube link works)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiShdvp9Dr0&feature=player_embedded

bonnie said...

Here's my friend John "Control Geek" Huntington's time-lapse video, in Brooklyn:

Feb. 2010 Blizzard

bonnie said...

Oh, and Jos, I think the green light is just the reflection from the lighted top of the building that lines up with the streak.

moonstruck said...

No elelctricty since Friday afternoon. Power just came back at 4 PM today (Sunday). Lost five trees. three in the driveway, And of course, I have an electric chain saw wich is useless. Three feet ov very heavy wet snow. And guess what? It is snowing again!!!!

Dennis G

bonnie said...

Yuck. No wonder they call it Stormville!