Thursday, February 05, 2009

how high is too high?



petrea's post yesterday inspired me to try and get the highest vantage point to take a picture of our beloved city hall. i have plenty of shots of this building from the street level, but i've struggled to find a perch that would allow me to get a birds perspective.

so just like petrea yesterday, can you guess where i am?

20 comments:

Laurie said...

THat doesn't even look real!

(I have no idea where you are.)

Laurie said...

Oh, and it's a gorgeous shot!

Rambling Round said...

Oh No! You climbed the city water tower! Great shot, wherever you took it.

ben wideman said...

I wish I climbed the water tower! That would be awesome.

Laurie, a photo not looking real is the nicest thing anyone has ever said about my photography :)

sjan said...

I'm guessing Plaza Las Fuentes?

Cafe Pasadena said...

I don't know how high is 2 high, but...how many of your home-brewed beers have you had 2day?

ben wideman said...

sjan, you're getting warm.

Cafe, first bottle will be opened sometime around Valentines day.

Petrea said...

Woohoo!!

I think you got up on the Westin or that other big building over there. This is gorgeous!

ben wideman said...

you got it P!

Great job.

12th floor of the Westin Hotel. Out of a very smudgy window I might add.

Petrea said...

Did they let you in or did you just go?

ben wideman said...

There was a line at the counter, so I just went for it. Fortunately there was a window on the city hall side.

Petrea said...

Excellent. I bow in admiration.

pasadenapio said...

Now you're forcing me to show overhead shots on my blog of City Hall taken from a helicopter. You and Petrea just couldn't let it go, could you?!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Just don't go shutter to shutter with the official city blogger.

ben wideman said...

PIO, I can't wait to see those images! Also, when are you going to give us our tour of the top of city hall??

Cafe, who's the official city blogger?

Petrea said...

Wait! Take me and Ben with you, Ann!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Who's the official city blogger??
You're gonna get her very upset.

ben wideman said...

Is it Ann? I know she works for the city, but is that really her title? Is official blogger hidden somewhere in Public Information Officer?

I apologize profusely if I have offended you PIO.

Cafe, I had always assumed I was the official city blogger ;)

Petrea said...

There are so many bloggers in this city I think you'd better not make anyone official or there's going to be hell to pay.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Well, I don't wanna upset any of you or create envy amongst the humans! So, maybe as a K9 I should just take the title to keep the peace, love, and harmony in the community.
That should be a happy compromise...