Nostalgic Photoblogging

13 comments September 11th, 2006at 06:18pm Posted by Eli

From 1987, my senior year in high school, back when I was still a New Yorker and knew the towers would stand forever.


Entry Filed under: NJ/NYC,Photoblogging

13 Comments

  • 1. Buckeye, Dealer of Rare Coins  |  September 11th, 2006 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks.

    I’ve been to New York once, JFK on my way to Europe. The pilot flew us by the towers, but only because he wanted to show off the Brooklyn Bridge, he didn’t care about the towers. I remember thinking “I’ll be back, and then I’ll be able to compare them to the Sears Tower back home in Chicago”.

    And I’ll never be able to do that comparision.

    And I hate Bush and this administration and all his supporters who took that hellish day and squandered any good that could have come out of it.

  • 2. Eli  |  September 11th, 2006 at 8:41 pm

    I liked the towers. I thought they anchored the skyline, and I would like to see them rebuilt exactly as they were before. Alas, it’ll never happen, and Manhattan will have a bizarro skyline.

  • 3. sri  |  September 11th, 2006 at 9:07 pm

    The second photograph is unique. Sigh… New York will never be the same…

  • 4. Eli  |  September 11th, 2006 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks.

    I really do miss the damn things.

  • 5. Buckeye, Dealer of Rare Coins  |  September 11th, 2006 at 9:13 pm

    Eli
    said…

    I liked the towers. I thought they anchored the skyline, and I would like to see them rebuilt exactly as they were before. Alas, it’ll never happen, and Manhattan will have a bizarro skyline.

    My dad had a business trip to New York in 1977, he liked the towers (they also helped him get his bearings as he was walking around).

    As a Chicagoan, if somehow the Sears Tower or the Hancock Building were ever destroyed, I’d probably want them rebuilt as they were (as least lookwise).

    I’ll visit New York one of these days, and I’ll visit the site, but it won’t be the same.

  • 6. Eli  |  September 11th, 2006 at 9:38 pm

    As a Chicagoan, if somehow the Sears Tower or the Hancock Building were ever destroyed, I’d probably want them rebuilt as they were (as least lookwise).

    Yep. To me, it’s the ultimate fuck-you to the terrorists. Replacing the landmark with something lame seems like a defeat.

    I can’t really answer the complaint that you’d never be able to tenant the rebuilt towers, tho.

  • 7. Polly  |  September 11th, 2006 at 10:03 pm

    Eli, all of us have some things to feel like crap about. Blogwhoring to your friends at Atrios’ place need not be that for you: the other Atriots see you as one of their own.

    They value your wit, punning skill and beautiful photos, they complained a lot when you seemed to have deserted to newer pastures recently.

    Guilt for blogwhoring is too small a thing…go out and sin a little. You need to have FUN first, to justify feeling like crap.

  • 8. Eli  |  September 11th, 2006 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you, polly, you’re very kind. I just didn’t like the idea of people visiting my blog only because I was telling them to, or assuming that if I wasn’t whoring something, I must not have posted anything worth reading or seeing.

    So I’ve basically abandoned all efforts to promote my blog, and I find that my peace of mind is much improved, even if my traffic isn’t.

  • 9. geor3ge  |  September 11th, 2006 at 10:16 pm

    Damn, eli, but you do have an eye.

  • 10. Eli  |  September 11th, 2006 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks, geor3ge! Or used to, anyway…

  • 11. Interrobang  |  September 12th, 2006 at 2:08 am

    Those are some very cool pictures. I have to say I was never a fan of the WTC buildings; I thought they were distinctly characterless compared to a lot of the stuff in Manhattan. Having seen the skyline both ways, I think the contrast is…instructive. In some ways, I think the WTC buildings’ being gone has restored Lower Manhattan to human scale, if that makes any sense to you.

    I hate to be such a contrarian. Please keep posting pictures, Eli, and blogwhore on Eschaton all you like, too. I don’t know who’s been giving you static about it, but they can go scratch.

    If I may blogwhore a bit myself, I offer my opinions on the subject only because September 11, 2001 happened to someone else.

  • 12. karmic_jay  |  September 12th, 2006 at 7:23 am

    Eli.. Nice pics. As you probably know I read your blog cos I like it and blogwhoring has nothing to do with it. :)

  • 13. Eli  |  September 12th, 2006 at 7:43 am

    Please keep posting pictures, Eli, and blogwhore on Eschaton all you like, too. I don’t know who’s been giving you static about it, but they can go scratch.

    Thanks, Interro. I don’t think anyone’s ever given me any static about it – it’s purely an internal thing.

    And thank you too, jay. You know I appreciate it.


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