Friday, August 13, 2010

Mystery photograph


[Photograph by Michael Leddy.]

If you think you know the location, comment away.

Update, 2:28 PM: Mystery now solved, in the comments.

comments: 10

mari said...

Pyramide at the Louvre?

Michael Leddy said...

Nope. Wrong continent.

Bilsko said...

Mac Store, NYC?

Michael Leddy said...

That’s it, the Apple Store, 767 Fifth Avenue. I took this photograph while waiting to go up the spiral staircase. Note the upper right corner — that’s a bit of the building just south on Fifth Avenue.

Stephen said...

I think the photo name was a clue - but it reminded me of the translucent floors at the Sigmund Samuel (we called it "Sig Sam") library at the University of Toronto. I'm sorry that I can't find a good online photo, but I recall it as an amazing place - endless wings, extensions, basements, sub-basements, etc.

The floors were an element in the film "The Paper Chase" - one can almost imagine meeting Professor Kingsfield there.

Michael Leddy said...

D’oh! — I forgot about the file name. I just changed it to mystery, but the evidence of my goof is right here.

Your description makes me want to see that film again. Thanks, Stephen.

M.A.C.R.O. said...

Would it have been acceptable to simply say "Apple Store"?

Michael Leddy said...

Let’s see what the judges say. Judges?

[Pause.]

Yes, that would’ve been okay.

Berit said...

I wonder what it says about me that I took one look at this photo and instantly knew. I think I've been there all of two times...

I used to be SO loyal to Mac, but It's certainly dwindled these past three or four years.

Michael Leddy said...

It’s such a memorable design though — I think even one visit would be enough.