Airships over Manhattan

It’s been a particularly good week for writing about airships. Several times I’ve looked up, and there was the Direct TV blimp floating past.

Now, obviously, this mere blimp isn’t as cool as a dirigible. Blimps are just big, cigar-shaped balloons, while the airships in Leviathan and the Zeppelin I rode in Germany have frames to keep their shape. (That’s why they can be so much bigger.)

But still, it’s cool to see that classic airship silhouette among the cranes, water towers, and skyscrapers of the Manhattan skyline. There’s nothing to make me grab my camera like a future that didn’t happen intruding politely on a weekday afternoon (or evening).

So enjoy, and by all means click to enlarge:

Photos by Scott Westerfeld. Steal them—steal them all!

490 thoughts on “Airships over Manhattan

  1. I’m dying of boredom. Hurricane Dolly rained on us here in san antonio a ton. we all are soaked, so it’s all muddy outside and wet and stuff, so no one’s out, and my friend is all the way at the mall at san marcus, so there’s nothing to do!!

  2. yah realllyy
    there hasnt been a new post in like 4evvvvvvvvverrrrrr
    y cant he stop watever important thing he’s doing and devote his life to entertaining us???

  3. I agree SCOTT-LA STOP LIVING YOUR EXCITING LIFE AND GIVE US A NEW POST PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! Isn’t it weird how none of us are on at the same time anymore, is anyone on?

  4. *sighs* Yeah, I’m on but you’re probably gone now…but I just wanted to say Bye to everyone! For two weeks! Gah! Adios mi loco amigas! LoL…

  5. hehe zep i have found that funny since i didn’t know wat a zep was since i started playing wow lol. its like another of my obession other than reading very time consuming both of them lol. well i am afriad of heights n its strange how just seein it in a picture or goin it on the game scares me. If i ever do get on 1 i would b scared to death but thrilled at the same time lol.

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