November 13, 2007

Stairway to the Stars

Have you ever... These monstrosities are all over town working, but I've never actually been this close to one as it was being set up. It must be incredibly flexible as it bends out of sight. It is times like these that I regret not having a better camera - but it is still amusing and amazing. I'm 5'10 and the orange cabinet to enter the crane was above my head.

All of this in the middle of traffic at the end of a busy day across from the opera.

12 comments:

Oswegan said...

From that angle it looks like a big ass fishin pole.

~Oswegan

Neva said...

It does look a big ass fishing pole!!! but man is it massive.

Glenn Standish said...

Hi Isadora, thanks for visiting Toruń DP! Yes...its starting to get much colder here in Poland. In fact this morning...it was snowing quite heavily. At the moment the temperature is about zero.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Here you can't get that close to cranes. What camera do you use?

(Re: fish stand in Revere Beach, I wouldn't know. Don't go there often.)

Annie said...

I think there must be a tool for every purpose!

Olivier said...

il ne manque que la musique de la guerre des etoiles ;o)
It is needed is the music of the Star Wars ;o)

flyingstars said...

A very nicely captured shot from a lovely angle...this is really massive!

standley said...

Thanks for your visit Isadora and for your comment. Africa is a beautyfull continent. I have spent 32 years of my life on it.

Luke said...

wow, thats a huge crane! nice shot!

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

I wonder if there is a camera at the end of it so that the operator can see.

smilnsigh said...

I really fear, what they are building, next to that beautiful old Opera building!

Look at those lovely balconies on the Opera building. -sigh- Beautiful.

Mari-Nanci

G@ttoGiallo said...

Wow, so you went back to Hungary from DC, I can see that now !
Concerning "your" crane, I had mine too... look at the slideshow about the 2 years building site "Les Métallos" - one pic shows it 4 meters from my window!
Lol.