Monday, 25 April 2016

Flat Iron


Like I mentioned yesterday this trip to New York was my treat to G and the agenda was all his, but thankfully there were things on his wish list which I was also desperate to see. The Flat Iron building was one of them.
And here I am, posing oh so casually with a tub of daffodils next to me and the Flat Iron building behind me.



I am totally in love with this tall, slender, curvy slice of architecture. 


We were so incredibly lucky with the weather and the blue sky was the perfect photographic backdrop.



Here is G, with the building behind him, enjoying the first of many iced coffee drinks which he consumed during our visit. Frequent re-fuelling in the heat was necessary.


And here is the detail which appears just to the right of his head in the above picture. Gorgeous.


Walking towards the back you can see how the Flat Iron broadens out into it's round edged triangular shape.




Near to where the daffodil tubs stood were a collection of tables, chairs and parasols which we made full use of. Drinking in the sunshine and the view of the Flat Iron to our left but also the one to our right.
I do not have a head for heights and so take my (hard) hat off to people who can work in these cradles


 so high up on tall buildings.




As if the Flat Iron on one side wasn't enough to feast your eyes on then you could always look further down the street to the Empire State.



From here we went to find the place where a scene from our favourite movie was filmed. 

7 comments:

Louise said...

New York?! What a great adventure! That's a really interesting building! Hope you had a brilliant time, I'll look forward to hearing more about it

Kezzie said...

Ooooh, isn't it WEIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOO thin!!!! What an interesting building to see!x

Jo said...

I've never heard of this building, what great architecture. You both look so relaxed in the photos, obviously having such a wonderful time.

SandyExpat said...

I like this area. The Flat Iron building is so interesting and was constructed between 1901-1903 and quite controversial at the time but it has withstood the test of time. Not far from here is Madison Square Park quite small but a lovely place to sit and beautiful with flowers once Spring arrives.

Carry on with your photos, bringing back lots of good memories from our many visits.

Amy at love made my home said...

Isn't it an amazing building! So great to see some of the details of it!

Lowcarb team member said...

The architecture is amazing isn't it, and you were so fortunate with the weather.
Special trip and special memories.

Just brilliant.

All the best Jan

Marie Keates said...

It looks like you're following the same route we did on our second day. We thought it had started to rain but it was water from those high cradles.