Thursday, October 11, 2007

Chimneys 2

A couple months ago, I posted a photo of rooftop chimneys from the Upper East Side. Then this past weekend, I found more chimneys on apartment buildings in Greenwich Village so I guess I'm starting a new series -- the chimneys of New York City.

These chimneys in the photo was located on the rooftop gardens (with wooden fences) above the 5th floor of the apartment building. But then again, are those onion dome shaped metal structures with circulating parts really chimneys or air circulation apparatus? Does anyone know?

9 comments:

• Eliane • said...

Chim chiminey
Chim chiminey
Chim chim cher-ee!
A sweep is as lucky
As lucky can be
...
See what your chimney posting does? I have Mary Poppins stuck in my brain now. ;)

Oh for the love of food! said...

Hey Bud! Those onion-looking things you see are called 'Whirley birds' ( maybe it's just the brand name thats synonymous to this thing) When the wind blows, it spins and air is trapped in the apparatus thus cooling the cavity which it sits on. It serves to cool down roof cavities here in Australia :o)

Olivier said...

amusant ce contrasme entre ces deux types de cheminées

amusing this contrasme between these two types of chimneys

oldmanlincoln said...

I even got one of those in designer, shiny, black on my roof. Nice shot.

Sonia said...

Nice photo!

Paz said...

Great idea for the chimney series. I have no idea what these are though.

maria elisa said...

today my post is a chimney

teahouse said...

Wow, those are quite interesting. They're so commonplace that I never took the time to really look at them before. They look like cute little mushrooms!

Lynette said...

I believe a chimneys of New York City series would be quite interesting. As for capturing them, you be careful of where you put yourself to get the photos, OK?