Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Nine Days To Christmas

This gigantic sculpture of the Roman Arabic numeral '9' is located outside the Brasserie 8 1/2 restaurant on 57th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. I took this photo on the same day I took the one of the brasserie window, and I have been saving it for today's post.

So do you save anything unconventional, hoping it would be of some use at a later in the future?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's not a Roman Numeral! Wouldn't that be IX?

Ming the Merciless said...

Thanks for the correction, anon.

It was very much appreciated.

LBluca77 said...

oh god 9 days, now I am stressing.

NYD said...

Super cool! That is the most inventive use for the numer nine building I have ever seen.
Very, very creative.

Lily Hydrangea said...

glad you saved this Ming, I love it.
I save lots of stuff. Unfortunately most of the time I forget about it though!

Virginia said...

well this is just great Ming. Wish I had something stashed away I could use. I am digging deep these days. Glad you saved this one for us. It made me chuckle.
V

Lulubelle B said...

The 9 is the building's address. Nine West 57th Stree.

A family friend takes her kids (and now grandkids) there on their 9th birthdays to take a picture in front of the big red 9.

Elizabeth said...

Yes!
This is indeed, a spectacular 9!!
And I loved looking at the crafts booths at Union Square below.
I was there is person yesterday when the weather was mild.

USelaine said...

Number nine? Number nine? Number nine? ...

I keep a few rainy-day photos aside, on a flash stick, just in case.

marley said...

I like it! I have a few things up my sleeve but I don't really plan that well :(

babooshka said...

For me it's more a case of do I have anything conventional to post rather than the unconventional. I mean our national flag has 3 legs on it, we have green footprints on the sidewalks around town and giant hand signposts. This 9 would fit right in.

Anonymous said...

Okay Ming, here's the challenge.
Can you find a 5? Because in 5 days we're landing in NYC for the holidays.
I'm saving all your recs for what promises to be a grand time. Your photos and stories inspire.
Thanks.
Doris

L.Shaw said...

Is the building 9 West 57th Street? Just wondering.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

"Nine ladies dancing"?

(...and a Partridge in a Pear Tree?)

thwany said...

i can't believe it's coming up so close.

Gecko said...

Hmm, now do I save anything unconventional??? No. NOT!! I am THE Queen of all hoarders, Ming! If it's useful, I don't have it! =D