Monday, August 11, 2008

How They Keep Their Shimmer

How They Keep Their Shimmer

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With so many of their facades made of glass and steel, someone has got to get up there to help those high rise buildings in yesterday's photo keep their shimmer. This is one job you will not find me applying for! I spotted these pros suspended high on the west face of WaMu Center, which I showed you awhile back, here, and which you can spot as the silvery building to the right in yesterday's photo, between the glass domed building shaped like R2D2 and the dark angular one dubbed "Darth Vader" by locals. Hope you are having a great start to the work week!

26 comments:

PJ said...

Hi Kim! Thanks for the nod. I really appreciate it. I'm just getting started and need all the encouragement I can get!
This photo is great, for two reasons. First, the composition and presentation and second because of the comments on a similar posting on The Daily New Orleans Photo a couple of says ago. Yours is the other side of the coin.

Barbara Rahal said...

How Ironic..today I have seen 3 buildings been clean around here and including mine, now find this here, AWESOME!! What a shinny day I must say! nice work Kim.

Meg in Nelson said...

Hi, Kim. Can you please send these guys to my house? My windows are i dire need of cleaning.

Ha ha, great pic. Such a big view.

Felicia said...

Hi Kim, That's cute R2D2 and Darth Vader, they must be building C3PO with all those cranes we can see! And thanks for visiting me in San Diego and I hope you had a great trip here...well you did have street tacos so that sounds like you had a great trip!

Felicia said...

P.S. Isn't the blogger "scheduling" a godsend?

Jim said...

I think they missed a spot.

JM said...

I'm really happy to be able to see the awesome pictures from Seatle you have been posting! Those buildings look fantastic all together!!! Great shots, Kim!
Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog. Although I'm new to the site, it has been a pleasure 'being part of the game'.
Greetings from Oeiras.

Anonymous said...

Amazing shot. The future's golden grid, and primates cleaning it like ants.

Petrea said...

This photo is colossal. Makes you feel how small those guys are up there. I really like your work, Kim. Every time I drop by there's something great to see.

Louis la Vache said...

Another of Kim's World Famous Architectural shots!

Your audience applauds! Take a bow! ;-)

We love it!

Virginia said...

JUst great. I with you on passing on this career path. Talk about a job with no end. By the time that poor guy gets to the top (or bottom) it's time to start all over again.

USelaine said...

You took the very words I was thinking even before I finished reading - not a job for me! Nope! This is what I call high drama. Thanks for the thrill. 8^)

Bibi said...

You won't catch me up there either--remember the scene from The First Wives Club where they suddenly had to exit Bette Midler's husband's apartment...? Gaaaah.

Thanks for your comments on my two recent photos. As for driving to Pirot, of course I was kidding, though Pirot is well worth the trip, ice cream or not! Here gasoline is around $8.00 a gallon....

As for Prince Mihailo, I just played with the depth of field, but I think he is not as clear as the museum anyway.

Olivier said...

superbe photo, moi qui est le vertige, je ne pourrais jamais faire ce métier, par contre qu'elle vue ils doivent avoir.

superb photo, which is me dizzy, I could never do this job, a view against it they should have.

Small City Scenes said...

Seattle has so many cool buildings. It was fun being in Seattle yesterday. I spent a lot of time downtown as a teen-ager. We were going to eat at the waterfront but it was way too full of people. We were going to go to Ivar's but ended up at the British Pantry in Redmond. Fun! MB

Bergson said...

Impossible for me to come to help them
I remain in bottom

jill said...

Wonderful shot Kim. you just keep coming up with them!

Meead S. said...

Good zoom! It might be a hard job but interesting to see the beautiful Seattle from that height.

Kim, what's up about the Northwest Pacific CDP bloggers meeting on September? I will be in Portland on 19th Sep and my classes will start in 29th. Did you arrange any date?

Marie Reed said...

How delightful to see them hard at work. that's a lot of windex!

Bibi said...

Hi, Kim!

Just read Meead's post about a CDP convention. I'll be in Seattle after September 15th.

American Fork said...

Love it!

Kim said...

Hi guys,
Proposed date for the Pacific Northwest CDPB's get together was Saturday afternoon September 20, with a picnic and photowalk, 2-5 at Myrtle Edwards Park (near the Olympic Sculpture Garden & waterfront, etc. People who wish to could tag on dinner together that evening at an inexpensive nearby restaurant. Let us know your thoughts and we will finalize plans and send out word.
-Kim

metromanila said...

That building already looks good as part of the Seattle skyline. Up close it's even more stunning. These scraper window cleaners are cool.

Chris said...

Not a job I would want!

We have the Batman Building in nashville.

Kris said...

I can’t say much more than this is excellent!

• Eliane • said...

Excellent! I too would not apply for that job. I have even thought at the figure that would actually be needed to get me up there. I don't think there is one. But I can imagine the view would be wonderful.
You know, I work on the 45th floor of a building in Times Square. Sometimes you see a face watching you from the other side of the window. It's always a bit of a shock...