Sunday, March 16, 2008

Steeped happily in *disaster*

Remind me that I am not allowed to post in the middle of the night when I haven't slept and I am acting like a big titty baby. Sheesh.

Anyway.

I took these pictures yesterday during the three hour opera of sirens whirling up 1st Avenue toward the crane collapse eight blocks north of my building.





If I had thought to point my camera out the window a few hours earlier, you would have seen far more fire trucks. But I didn't think.

Today I looked out the window and saw something else.



I went down to the sidewalk, 41st between FDR Drive and 1st and took these pictures.





I happened to walk up to the car at the same time as the owners, who were taking pictures too. When I said I was sorry that their car got trashed, the man half of the people said, "We weren't in it, so we're happy."

It's a shame the liquor store is closed on Sundays. (If it weren't, I would have bought them some whiskey). (Stop assuming I'd skip church and get obliterated. I am not that gross. Yet).

13 comments:

Oracle said...

I gotta go with the Man half

Julie said...

Yeah me too.

That's insane.

Mr. Bingley said...

My goodness, that's...flat.

DaisyJo said...

No Sunday liquor sales?! Talk about tragic.

Hope you got some sleep eventually.

maryse said...

craziness.

Marlee said...

Wow--you always seem to have the most amazing seats for all these tragedies! :o

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Wow that is INSANE.

Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner said...

Damn...

Mrs. Who said...

Sometimes perspective is all that keeps us sane...

I haven't spent much time in big cities, so it's hard for me to picture the crane. I read that it was 19 stories tall...I can't imagine being in its path.

Nitin said...

construction cranes are huge.. especially the balancing wheights in them amount in Tons. i cant imagine the crane jus going.. down.. down.. down.. .. That car was flattened!! a BMW!! YAA!! I love BMWs! Ok.. only the M3! But still.. I was thinking the bad news its owner got.. "Sir im sorry to tell you that your car is no more..."
Dear.. dont drink.. thank god that wasnt your car..

Dagny said...

crazy.

Winter said...

Wow.

Mr. Fabulous said...

A lot of those scratches will buff right out...