I can look out, I just can’t look down



I’m old enough now and hopefully wise enough to know that I should never say never.

I used to say, “Oh, I would never live in a high-rise apartment building….NEVER!”

And the reason being is that I had always thought living in a high-rise building would have a cold and sterile feel to it. Throughout my many apartment dwelling years, I have either lived in a charming brownstone building or a cozy little apartment that was over someone’s garage. Also, I’m not fond of heights, therefore the thought of living in a high-rise on an upper floor scared the living crap out of me.

Well, guess what? I’m living in a high-rise apartment building on an upper floor.

Could you just DIE?

It use to be an old hotel, built in the late 1930’s, so it’s not at all cold or sterile. The building has a great vintage-feel because it still contains all the original hardwood floors, window and floor molding, and glass door knobs. I much prefer things old than new, especially when it comes to my living space. I enjoy residing in places that have a lived-in history to them.



When I first moved in I was on the 12th floor, however a year later I moved up to the 21st floor. I’ve got an awesome view of the city, which looks even more awesome at night when I gaze out my windows and see the twinkle of urban lights against a dark sky. Anyone who comes to visit me in the evening always says, “OMG….what a great view.”

And it is a great view if I’m looking OUT, but not DOWN.

I have an odd fear of heights because as long as I’m enclosed in something, I have no problem. But if I’m out on an open terrace, I FREAK!

Now, this is the REALLY odd part. For some reason, my fear of heights is felt directly in my GROIN. It’s as if someone just kicked me in my delicate gonads.

Gee…I wonder what Freudian thing that means?

Perhaps it’s just a guy thing, hu?

I can even fly in a plane and look out the window and be okay with it because I’m enclosed. Yet, you don’t EVER want to be with me in a glass elevator because I’ll grab my crotch and SCREAM.

Back when I lived in Florida, I was visiting someone who was staying in a hotel that had a glass elevator. When I got in, I had to turn my back to the glass walls and face the inside metal elevator door so that I wouldn’t see DOWN. The other people in the elevator looked at me like I was insane because I was panting like a St. Bernard. Coming back down, I thought of taking the fire emergency stairwell because I did NOT want to get back into the elevator, but I did.

Anyway, here is a view from my apartment looking directly out…..



Same view, only at night…….



Here is a view from that same window looking directly down……..



Excuse me while I grab my jewels and SCREAM…..








58 comments

  1. Wow... I have the exact same thing! In the absence of male groins, huh huh, I feel it in my chest-throat area. I got shivers just from looking at that pic of yours down from your window! But on another note, your view is spectacular. I zoomed in to see really well. And anyway, nothing is better than pushing our fears just a hint. I know it makes me feel good about myself. Thus, I fly, I hate it, but I do.

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  2. Hey there pardner,

    How are ya doing? Happy Monday ;)

    I love your views on the city. Nightime gives an extra magic to ordinary city views.
    You must feel exceptional to have those views and the charming old decor of this building.

    But... like most peeps, that view looking down makes me sick! I just have my head that starts spinning like a top. Get me out of here!
    Yes, the "jab" in the jewels must be a guy thing! Well, the dude in that last photo took a licking... oweeeee!! Looks like a home made king fu film!

    Thank you for sharing! I hope to take the "grand tour" one day in person :)
    Take care & see you soon.
    XOX

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  3. I have an odd fear of heights because as long as I’m enclosed in something, I have no problem. But if I’m out on an open terrace, I FREAK!

    That's exactly how I feel Ron. In fact the photo you showed looking straigh down from your apartment made me come over all dizzy! :0

    We used to live on the 6th floor of an apartment block years ago and I was fine until I had to go out onto the balcony to clean the windows! Suffice to say they didn't get cleaned very often. ;)

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  4. Oh, we are SO the same! Except for the gonads part. I'm missing that equipment. Anyhoo, I can't be out on an open terrace either. I get this weird sensation of wanting to jump, obviously the last thing I'd want to do. I know there's a name for that phenomenon, but I can't find it right now. Why does that happen? I mean, we're scared enough without thinking "Hey, what would it be like if I flung myself right off this ledge?" Why??????

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  5. O.M.G. RON! I am exactly the same way!!!! (Minus the crotch thing-LOL)....if I'm enclosed, I'm fine. The worst place I've ever been was Bryce Canyon. I thought I was going to have a heart attack.

    Your view at night is gorgeous! I love old mixed with new as well. What a beautiful door knob!

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  6. FABU view you have! From the pics that you've posted here and there of your home, it certainly looks charming. We have a couple glass door knobs here too in our old bungalow, and while we don't have original flooring, we do have delightful chestnut woodwork. Isn't it wonderful to still have connection to the past that way with living in an old space.
    I'm not afraid of heights but I fear that going up and down in an elevator every day to and from the 21st floor would get my vertigo really going! I'd have to be super rich to live up there so then I could just send my people out for everything I need. :) LOL

    Have a wonderful week! Hope the weather improves so you can enjoy that great city view. xo

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  7. I'm not good with heights either! Somehow though, we learn to function and do what we must! Beautiful view...like you said as long as you are looking out and not down!

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  8. Bonjour Susu~

    "In the absence of male groins, huh huh, I feel it in my chest-throat area."

    HA! Isn't it something how we all feel the fear in different parts of our body?

    " I got shivers just from looking at that pic of yours down from your window!"

    It's funny you said that because last night after I published this post, I looked at that photo and had the SAME feeling! I took that shot with my arms sticking out the window, but I couldn't look down - HA!

    "nothing is better than pushing our fears just a hint. I know it makes me feel good about myself. Thus, I fly, I hate it, but I do."

    I agree!

    Thanks for stopping by, beautiful lady! Hope you're having a MARVI Monday!

    Ciao....X

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  9. Hey there Barbara!

    Happy Monday to you too!

    "Nightime gives an extra magic to ordinary city views. You must feel exceptional to have those views and the charming old decor of this building"

    I LOVE nightime in a city because of all the twinkling lights. And you're right, it does give an extra magic to city views. And yes, I do. I love this building because of its charming old decor. However, I wish they would put in new elevators because they keep breaking down at least once a month, and it's fun climbing 21 flights of stairs - HA! Oh well, you can't have everything perfect, right?

    "Yes, the "jab" in the jewels must be a guy thing! Well, the dude in that last photo took a licking... oweeeee!! Looks like a home made king fu film!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I DOES look like a home made kung fu film, you're spot on!

    Thanks for stopping by, Barb! And yes, when you come back to Philly I'll give you the grand tour of my apartment. However, it will only take 2 seconds because it's a studio - HA!

    Take care & see you soon!

    XOX

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  10. Good Morning Akelamalu~

    "That's exactly how I feel Ron. In fact the photo you showed looking straight down from your apartment made me come over all dizzy!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Funny, because last night after publishing this post I felt the same way looking at the photo. I have yet to actually look straight down. I took the shot with my hands sticking out the window; holding the camera!

    "and I was fine until I had to go out onto the balcony to clean the windows! Suffice to say they didn't get cleaned very often."

    Luckily, my apartment building has professional window washers who clean the outside windows once a year. OMG, I get so nervous watching them hanging off the ropes!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear! Happy Monday to ya!

    X

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  11. Hey Kathy~

    "Oh, we are SO the same! Except for the gonads part. I'm missing that equipment."

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha!

    "I get this weird sensation of wanting to jump, obviously the last thing I'd want to do. I know there's a name for that phenomenon, but I can't find it right now. Why does that happen?

    OMG! OMG! OMG! I CANNOT believe you just said that because I get the same sensation, I swear! In fact, when I was living in NYC and went to the top of the Empire State Building, I felt like a wanted to JUMP. Thank God they have the edge all fenced in so that you can't jump even if you wanted to because people use to go up there and jump all the time!

    I need to google that to find out the name for that phenomenon. I let you know!

    Thanks for stopping by, neighbor! Hope you're feeling better and over that flu.

    Have a super Monday!

    X

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  12. Good Morning Bijoux~

    "O.M.G. RON! I am exactly the same way!!!! (Minus the crotch thing-LOL)"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    OMG, I can't even imagine how I would feel looking over Bryce Canyon?!?!?! I would FREAK and have a heart attack too!

    "Your view at night is gorgeous! I love old mixed with new as well. What a beautiful door knob!"

    Aw....thank you. I know this sounds silly, but the glass doors knobs were the thing that made me want to live in this building. Sometimes I try to imagine what it was like to stay here (as a hotel) back in the 1930's, and all the various people who stayed in my apartment.

    LOVE the old with mixed with the new!

    Always so nice seeing you! Much thanks for stopping by! Have a grrrrrrrrrrreat Monday!

    X

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  13. OMG I LOVE THE VIEW from your apartment. I'd die for a view like that. I learned how to conquer my fear of heights. Yeah, I'm bragging. It's all in the speed with which the eyeballs move. Looking out is great but if you have to look down do it slowly and gradually so that the eyes adjust. That's the lesson I learned and it cured me. Hahaha it doesn't help hubs though he freaks out just like you, although I haven't noticed which spot he cluthces when he does. Usually he grabs me while he screams. Should I rejoice in that, do you think? Have a fabulous week.

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  14. Good Morning SuziCate~

    "I'm not good with heights either! Somehow though, we learn to function and do what we must!"

    You're so right, Suzi! And believe it or not, I've actually gotten use to the height.

    As long as I'm looking out and not DOWN - HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady! Have a wonderful Monday!

    (((((( SuziCate ))))))))

    X

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  15. Hey Crystal Chick~

    Thank you. I really love my apartment! It's just perfect for someone like me. I don't need a lot of space, so a studio is ideal. Plus, I have three large windows, which makes it feel very open and airy.

    " and while we don't have original flooring, we do have delightful chestnut woodwork. Isn't it wonderful to still have connection to the past that way with living in an old space."

    It SURE is! That's one of the nice things about living in Philly, being surrounded by all it's history. I never appreciated it when I was a kid.

    "I'm not afraid of heights but I fear that going up and down in an elevator every day to and from the 21st floor would get my vertigo really going! I'd have to be super rich to live up there so then I could just send my people out for everything I need."

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Hilarious! OMG, you would freak on these elevators because they're very old and break down A LOT. Thank God, I've never gotten stuck in one. Oooops! Now, watch it happen - HA!

    Much thanks for stopping by, M! Always great reading your comments.

    Have a wonderful week too! Yeah, it looks like it's just about getting ready to rain. That's okay, because I'll be doing my laundry today and just hanging out inside.

    X

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  16. Goooood Morning Valerie~

    Thank you. I love the view from my apartment, especially at night. That's one of things I really enjoy about living in a city, it looks so magical in the dark.

    "It's all in the speed with which the eyeballs move. Looking out is great but if you have to look down do it slowly and gradually so that the eyes adjust. That's the lesson I learned and it cured me."

    OMG.....THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT!!!!!!! I'll try it later today to see if works for me.

    "it doesn't help hubs though he freaks out just like you, although I haven't noticed which spot he cluthces when he does. Usually he grabs me while he screams. Should I rejoice in that, do you think?"

    Bwhahahahahahhhhhaha! You CRACK ME UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady! You always make me smile!

    Have a fabulous week!

    X

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  17. Hahaha this is an awesome post! I'm the exact same way!! straight ahead, we're golden, looking down is heart wrenching. Odd you feel it in your balls... maybe they're scared cuz they know if you fell, they'd like hit before your heart?!

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  18. Greetings William's Girl~

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing a comment. Nice to meet you!

    "Odd you feel it in your balls... maybe they're scared cuz they know if you fell, they'd like hit before your heart?!"

    Bwahahahahahahahahaha! OMG, that was brilliantly faaaaaaaaaaaaabulous. Hysterical! And I bet you're right!

    Please stop by anytime, you're always welcomed!

    Enjoy your week!

    X

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  19. hmm... I just thought of something different ... (I know you meant pain in the nuts)... but I don't think I ever got aroused when looking down from great heights.

    I've been an apartment dweller all my life. from babyhood to 8 years, we lived on the ground-floor.
    From when I was 8 years to 17 years, we lived on the third floor (that's 4th floor North American).

    Then I moved to Canada ... for the first few years I lived on the 5th floor.

    Then for one year after graduation from college, I lived on the 22nd floor in downtown Toronto. (The view was amazing)

    After that we moved and lived on the 12th floor. And now I've been living on the 6th floor for the past 5 years.

    ---

    Would you / did you survive the glass floor of the CN tower and look down 1222 feet below your own feet ?

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  20. Hey Jaffer~

    "hmm... I just thought of something different ... (I know you meant pain in the nuts)... but I don't think I ever got aroused when looking down from great heights."

    HAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    No way, I would never get 'aroused' from looking down. It's more of a sharp PAIN in the nuts - YOWZA!

    "Then for one year after graduation from college, I lived on the 22nd floor in downtown Toronto. (The view was amazing)"

    Wow, you were one floor higher than me! I bet the view was amazing!

    "Would you / did you survive the glass floor of the CN tower and look down 1222 feet below your own feet ?"

    Holy shit, I just clicked over on the link you left and took a look.

    Noooooooooooooooo way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *I just grabbed my nuts and SCREAMED*

    Thanks for stopping by, Jaffer. I so enjoy your comments!

    Have a great day!

    X

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  21. Oh, that is a GORGEOUS view, especially at night. I'm with you. Not a big fan of heights, even when I'm enclosed. And, no, I don't feel it in my private girl area but if I'm outside and up high, I feel an almost uncontrollable urge to hurl myself over the edge. I'm not suicidal! I just get this weird feeling, like I'm so afraid of falling over that I have to jump to pre-empt it somehow.

    Well, regardless, I'm happy you're happy with your move. LOVE the glass doorknobs!

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  22. Hey JD~

    Thanks, girl!

    "if I'm outside and up high, I feel an almost uncontrollable urge to hurl myself over the edge. I'm not suicidal! I just get this weird feeling, like I'm so afraid of falling over that I have to jump to pre-empt it somehow."

    OMG, Kathy just shared the same thing in her comment! I responded to her by saying that I TOO sometimes get the same feeling when I'm up high. Isn't that weird? I wonder what that means?

    Gotta google it!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, JD! Always grand to see ya!

    Have a great Monday!

    X

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  23. "Yet, you don’t EVER want to be with me in a glass elevator because I’ll grab my crotch and SCREAM."

    Ha...I wonder if that was Michael Jackson's motivation all those years?? Can you moonwalk, too?

    I love your view looking out. Down? Yeah, not so much...I can see why it makes you a little queasy.

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  24. Howdy Mark~

    "I wonder if that was Michael Jackson's motivation all those years?? Can you moonwalk, too?"

    HA! And yes, I do a mean moonwalk. Especially to Billie Jean!

    "I love your view looking out. Down? Yeah, not so much...I can see why it makes you a little queasy."

    Thanks. But, down? Nooooooooooo waaaaaaaaaaaay!

    *grabbing crotch*

    Always great to see ya, Mark. Thanks for stopping by!

    Hope you're having a faaaabulous Monday!

    X

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  25. That's it - you and I are TWINS. We were separated at birth!

    I am also TERRIFIED of heights and if I looked down, I feel the onset of vertigo and then, I feel like I was punched in the gut. My stomach actual flips, like a somersalt!

    However, you really DO have an AMAZING view. I love it. And, I'm a HUGE fan of the hardwood floors and glass doorknobs!

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  26. Hey Meleah~

    "That's it - you and I are TWINS. We were separated at birth!"

    HA! Yup....I knew it, we ARE twins!!!!!!

    "I feel like I was punched in the gut. My stomach actual flips, like a somersalt!"

    Me too, and then it goes right to my GROIN - HA!

    If you ever come to Philly for the day (and I HOPE you do), you'll see the view for yourself! The glass door knobs are my favorite thing about this apartment, isn't that silly?

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Hope you're having a swell day!

    (((((( Meleah ))))))
    X

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  27. Yikes, there's nothing at all alluring about either (a) the down view or (b) the nausea associated with the down view.

    But, I'm seriously in love with the panoramic view. Seems very calming and serene. *sigh* Oh, and of course the crystal doorknobs are the sparkling jewelry for your pretty apartment. Upstaged only by the show stopping view.

    Great night photography!! Just love the day and night views.

    Hope you have a wonderful week. It's rodeo week here in Houston.

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  28. Hi Diane~

    "Yikes, there's nothing at all alluring about either (a) the down view or (b) the nausea associated with the down view."

    Yes, I have to agree with you....YIKES!!!!!

    " I'm seriously in love with the panoramic view. Seems very calming and serene."

    Thank you. Yes it is very calming and serene, especially at night. I will sometimes turn all the lights out in my apartment and sit with a glass of wine; enjoying the nightime view. This winter I had fun watching it snow from 21 floors. It felt like I was watching a snow globe after I shook it!

    I'm loving my new camera. I finally figured out how to take nightime photos.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend!

    Hope you have a wonderful week too!

    "It's rodeo week here in Houston."

    Yeeeeahaw! Be sure to take some photos because I would love to see it!

    X to you and C!

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  29. So .. did you get someone else to take that picture looking down for ya?

    I have to say, I don't get the 'kick in the gonads' thing, but possibly that is because I don't have any dangly bits (not down there, anyway!). I think it's adrenaline that does it though, and I suppose for a guy, if something triggers an adrenaline rush, and it's an unpleasant thing, then you're going to protect the family jewels, huh?

    Looooooove the doorknob and moulding on the door! What a great thing to do with a hotel! I was brought up in a block of flats (English version of apartment block) on the eighth floor. I loved looking down, but I was young enough not to have made a real connection with the splat factor.

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  30. Hey Jay~

    "So .. did you get someone else to take that picture looking down for ya?"

    No, I actually took it myself by HANGING my arms out the window and pointing the camera below. It took me FIVE times to get a shot that wasn't blurry from my hands shaking - HA!

    "I suppose for a guy, if something triggers an adrenaline rush, and it's an unpleasant thing, then you're going to protect the family jewels, huh?"

    HHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA! I think you nailed it!

    "Looooooove the doorknob and moulding on the door! What a great thing to do with a hotel!"

    That's one of the things I like about Philadelphia, the old architecture which the city insists on preserving rather than demolishing and making new. You would love it because we have A LOT of English-style homes here.

    "I was brought up in a block of flats (English version of apartment block) on the eighth floor."

    Yes, we have them here to, however we call them row-homes.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear lady! I always enjoy reading your comments!

    Hope you had a great Monday!

    X

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  31. Absolutely no way, ever, I could live up high!

    The view OUT is a lovely view, especially the night view.

    The view DOWN has left me feeling quite giddy. That's how my fear of heights effects me. I don't want to jump, but I think I will fall because I am so giddy - everything appears to sway about, and I feel it's me swaying and about to fall.

    You are braver than I would be, to even consider living up high.

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  32. I agree with you in that the looking out has much more appeal than the looking down, the wooden floors and glass doorknobs are awesome, I do love these things too.

    "because I’ll grab my crotch and SCREAM" this reaction made me think of something off the subject so to say, wonder if Michael Jackson had a problem looking down too.

    Cindy says to tell you that she agrees with you on the glass elevator because that's when she grabs her crotch and screams :^0

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  33. That's a GREAT view! But I have to admit that even though I'm not scared of heights that downward view really got to me. Yikes. I wonder if it's true that if you drop a penny from a height such as that that it could kill somebody? Not to plant strange thoughts into your head...

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  34. Wow....... What amazing woodwork and hardware. I love it! And what fantastic photos of the view.....day or night, it's amazing.

    The down bit--go figure I go to the edge and look down. Now, I generally step back.....but that's cuz himself is having some heart attack-like symptoms. Seriously, he has a fit even if there IS a railing. I'm in more danger from him grabbing the back of my shirt to prevent me from falling than anything else--I swear.

    I walked on the edges at Bryce and the Grand Canyon--got some fantastic photos......and then laughed at himself for the panic at driving up the mountain pass.

    I offered....but noooooooooooo....he wanted to be in charge of the car if we were going to plummet to our death. :-/
    Selfish, selfish, selfish! LOLOL

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  35. Hey Babs~

    "Absolutely no way, ever, I could live up high!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAHA! My mother says the same thing. Not only because of the height, but she keeps telling me I need to move to a lower floor in case there's ever a FIRE!

    Thank you. I love looking out my windows at night because I don't have any other tall buildings around me, so I can see the lights over the whole city.

    "The view DOWN has left me feeling quite giddy. That's how my fear of heights effects me. I don't want to jump, but I think I will fall because I am so giddy..."

    I wish I felt giddy, but all I feel is PANIC - HA!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear lady. Hope you had a lovely Monday!

    X

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  36. Howdy Jimmy~

    "I agree with you in that the looking out has much more appeal than the looking down..."

    Isn't it the view down TERRIFYING?

    *grabbing my crotch*

    The hardwood floors and the glass doorknobs add so much charming history to this place. It's got such a great feel to it.

    "this reaction made me think of something off the subject so to say, wonder if Michael Jackson had a problem looking down too."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG, Mark mentioned the same thing! Toooooo funny!

    "Cindy says to tell you that she agrees with you on the glass elevator because that's when she grabs her crotch and screams :^0"

    Bwhahahahahahhahahaha! You GO, girl! Please tell Cindy I LOVE her for that!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy! Hope you and Cindy had a faaaaaabulous Monday!

    X to you both!

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  37. Hey Herman~

    "That's a GREAT view! But I have to admit that even though I'm not scared of heights that downward view really got to me. Yikes."

    Thank you. Isn't that downward view HIDEOUS????? I've never actually looked straight down. I took that photo with my arms hanging out the window.

    "I wonder if it's true that if you drop a penny from a height such as that that it could kill somebody? Not to plant strange thoughts into your head..."

    HA! Yes, but I think it would have to be a higher height, such as the Empire State Building.

    Always so great seeing ya, bud! Much thanks for stopping by!

    Hope you had a super Monday!

    X to you and the family!

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  38. Hiya Mel~

    Thank you, dear lady. I am soooooooo enjoying this camera and learning more and more about how to use all the really cool features it comes with. Like, nightime photography.

    "The down bit--go figure I go to the edge and look down."

    *shudderng*

    OMG....how BRAVE you are!!!!!

    "Seriously, he has a fit even if there IS a railing. I'm in more danger from him grabbing the back of my shirt to prevent me from falling than anything else--I swear."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! How funny!

    "I walked on the edges at Bryce and the Grand Canyon--got some fantastic photos......"

    I bet they WERE fantastic! I remember driving (as a passenger) up a HUGE mountain to Lake Tahoe and FREAKING out in the back seat because there was NO guard rail!

    "I offered....but noooooooooooo....he wanted to be in charge of the car if we were going to plummet to our death. :-/

    Selfish, selfish, selfish!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Mel. Your comment CRACKED ME UP!

    ((((( Mel )))))

    X ya!

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  39. So tempting you to come visit with a trip to the CN Tower isn't going to work? Hmm, even if my kids do a tap dance on the glass floor? Darn.

    Oh well, it isn't that close. Perhaps Niagara Falls would be better to look way out to the water falling over there (vs the plummet off the cliff in front of us). Hee :)

    I don't mind heights at all, but I do have to admit that when I was in Barcelona (Spain), I went to the Sagrada Familia and thought I was going to pass out. This is going back a few years, but at the time they had no glass in any of their windows & some of them had pretty low thresholds. When you went up the spires it was pretty freaky. I actually had to sit down for quite a while when we got back down as I had vertigo. A beautiful building though. As is yours by the look of it.

    Hope you have a dandy week Ron.

    Katherine
    xo

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  40. Helloooooooooooo Katherine~

    "So tempting you to come visit with a trip to the CN Tower isn't going to work? Hmm, even if my kids do a tap dance on the glass floor?"

    OMG, Jaffer said the same thing in his comment, how funny! Fellow-Canadians you are!!

    I would LOVE to one day visit you, that would be very cool, however a trip to the CN Tower would BE OUT OF THE QUESTION - HA!

    Holy cow, I can't believe you've been to Barcelona, Spain too? That's a country I would love to visit as much as I would Italy.

    "but at the time they had no glass in any of their windows & some of them had pretty low thresholds."

    OH. MY. GOD.!!!!!!!

    I FREAKED just reading that!

    But I bet it was beautiful.

    Always a delight seeing you, dear lady. MUCHO thanks for stopping by!

    Hope you have a dandy week too!

    XO

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  41. "...you don’t EVER want to be with me in a glass elevator because I’ll grab my crotch and SCREAM."

    That's okay, Ron, as long as you don't grab my crotch.

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  42. Hi Nick~

    "That's okay, Ron, as long as you don't grab my crotch."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Touche'!

    Thanks for stopping by Nick. Always great seeing ya!

    Enjoy your day!

    X

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  43. cities are so pretty at night

    you do have an awesome view

    I get a bit uneasy looking straight out
    I have this weird feeling about wide open spaces
    I can deal with it but I feel funny yet I can look down and even hang over the edge, just don't like the feel of out into open space
    don't know what that means

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  44. Cool view. I always wanted to live in an urban setting, but two things always perplex me - dealing with parking and lugging shopping bags up to a high floor.

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  45. Hey Tracy~

    Thank you.

    "I always wanted to live in an urban setting, but two things always perplex me - dealing with parking and lugging shopping bags up to a high floor."

    Living in a city, most people don't have a car (like me), so parking is really not a problem. And if some urban dwellers do have a car, they usually rent a space in a parking garage, but it can be VERY expensive$$$$$

    I live in an elevator building, so it's easy for me when I have shopping bags. However, some people live in walk-ups, so yeah, it can be rather strenuous at times - UGH!

    Thanks for stopping by, Tracy. Always so nice to see your comments!

    Hope you had a great Tuesday!

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  46. Hello Lady Dianne~

    I agree....cities look so pretty at night, don't they?

    Thank you, I feel so fortunate to have a nice view because some city apartments are wedged between two buildings, so the view is a brick wall. I got lucky with this apartment.

    So you get uneasy looking OUT, but can look DOWN? WOW! That's just the opposite with me.

    "I can deal with it but I feel funny yet I can look down and even hang over the edge, just don't like the feel of out into open space."

    OMG....you can look down and even hang over the edge?!?!?!?!? BRA-VA!

    Yeah, I know exactly what you mean about an 'open space'.....scares the shit out of me because I feel like I'm going to fall!!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Always a delight to see ya! Aren't we having some faaaaaaaabulous weather these days??

    Hope you're feeling better. And Isadora too!

    ((((( Dianne + Iza ))))))

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  47. Ron, I thought you might enjoy (or not!) this post of mine: http://musingsfromtheburbs.blogspot.com/2010/08/getting-inspired-hard-way.html

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  48. Good Morning Bijoux~

    Yes, yes! I will definitely check it out sometime today!

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing the link!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friend!

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  49. well ..

    1. yes i could just DIE if we don't stop having everything in common.

    2. i am so skerred of heights i won't even fly. which is presenting quite a problem in planning a destination wedding. not sure how i'll get to the destination quite yet.

    3. i've ALWAYS wanted to live in a loft with a city view. i know, who doesn't right? but its sorta been a lifelong dream that will never materialize cus i cant leave my parents. but i can live vicariously thru you!

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  50. YAY! I'd love to come visit you. I know Valerie would come with me too!

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  51. hahahah! XD i only remember my knee struggle to not buckle under me, but never any feeling with the private part! you're hilarious, n to add to that, you have awesome imagination! i guess that's the part making you so friendly n approachable. ;) i love the view out your window, truly beautiful. i would want to have my bed facing those lights, it would be so pleasant.

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  52. Hey Brit~

    "1. yes i could just DIE if we don't stop having everything in common."

    HAHHAHAHHHAHAHA! See, I knew it....we're long-lost twin besties!

    Yup....as you know, I too hate to fly. But, not because of the 'height thing', more so because I'm afraid of CRASHING!!!!

    "3. i've ALWAYS wanted to live in a loft with a city view. i know, who doesn't right? "

    OMG, me too! My lifelong dream is to have a loft in the SoHo area of NYC! But shit, who the hell can afford it????

    Thanks for stopping by, bestie. Always a delight to see your comments!

    Hope you had a super Wednesday!

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  53. Hey Meleah~

    Maybe in the Spring we could make a plan to all meet in Philly for the day. I would LOVE it!

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! We'll talk about it soon, okay?

    Hope you had great day, my Libra friend!

    (((( Meleah ))))

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  54. Greetings Levian~

    "i only remember my knee struggle to not buckle under me, but never any feeling with the private part!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Good for you because it's a HORRIBLE feeling!

    " i would want to have my bed facing those lights, it would be so pleasant."

    It's so ironic that you said that, because the way I have my sofa-bed positioned in my apartment, I CAN see the city lights. The windows in my place are HUGE, so it's like looking out of a tree house!

    Thank you so much for stopping by, Levian. And thank you for your kind words - you're a sweetie!

    Hope you had a super Wednesday!

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  55. Ron, your view is breathtaking. In fact, it's to die for. LMAO

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  56. Morning Matty~

    Thank you.

    "In fact, it's to die for."

    HAHAHAHHAHAAHAHA!

    It's sooooooooooooooooo great seeing ya, neighbor. Much thanks for stopping by!

    Enjoy your day!

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  57. I'm petrified of heights. We stayed in a high rise while in Miami a month ago and it totally freaked me out on the terrace.
    Love the view from your apartment. As always, I miss Philly. You've kind of got the best of both worlds. You've got old world charm with a view. I think I could get used to that.

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  58. Hey Jen~

    "I'm petrified of heights. We stayed in a high rise while in Miami a month ago and it totally freaked me out on the terrace."

    One of my uncles had a condo in Boca Raton on the 20th floor with a terrace that wrapped completely around his unit. OMG...no way did I EVER walk out on that thing!!!!

    Thank you.

    "You've kind of got the best of both worlds. You've got old world charm with a view."

    I feel very blessed to have this place.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Hope you had a super Thursday!

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