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. AHHHHHHHHHHH! I am going to blow up into a million little itsty bitty pieces if i dont get help on this!!!!!!!

    I. Need. Something. To. Write. About. I love writing but when it is a boring story…then its no fun to write. I NEED SOMETHING! ANYTHING! I NEED SOMETHING SCI-FI THATS ALL CRAZY AND FUN!!! PLZZZZZZZZ!

    Please…i need it….please!!

  2. OMG! I met this guy at my second cousin’s wedding, and he was the nephew off the girl so we weren’t nessesaraly related or anything, just by marrage. Well he is 15 and I’m 12. I DON’T LIKE HIM HE IS TOO OLD 4 ME! Anyway he told me a bunch of lies about himself.

    He said he was a straight A student. Yeah right!
    He had to use his FINGERS to figure out the difference between our ages!

    He also said he was in every sport in his school. WRONG!
    He was the tiniest boneyst guy EVER!

    One of those sports was cheerleading (because I said I liked it) He’s supposuvely in level 9.
    There is no level 9!

    Anyway, I gave him my number, and he asked me out in a text message. this is kind of how it went.

    “Would you go out with me?”
    “Uh… You live in Texas. don’t believe in long distance relationships. Besides the LAST thing I need in my life is a new boy.”
    “Plz just try it.”
    “I’m 12.”
    “So? I’ve dated a 12 year old before.”
    “But I haven’t dated a 15 year old! Listen, you are really nice… but I can’t.”
    “Come on just try it.”
    “No. I cant.”
    “Ok then, could we be friends?”
    “Yeah, I’d like that.”
    “Ok, we are friends with BENIFETS.”
    !!!!!!!!! That guy was IMPOSSIBLE!

  3. I KNOW! I tried to get rid of him by saying I had to go to a friends house and he asked What gender and the age of my friend! I was like, she’s a 12 year old girl what would you expect!

  4. lol! Yeah! I was telling my friend Delaney about it when my friend Ryan came up. (He likes me. He’s admit it.) And he listened and offered to fly to Texas to kick his ass! I wish he did. 🙁

  5. :Very Happy:
    :biglaugh: :Big Laugh:

  6. :Razz:
    :Rolling Eyes: :rolling eyes: :rollingeyes:
    :Cute Laugh:
    :AUGH! My Eyes!: :augh!myeyes!: :aughmyeyes:

  7. :veryhappy:

  8. Yo-las peeps. I just sat in a hair salon for four hours enduring torture. Well it wasn’t really that bad, just super boring. But I got my highlights redone cuz I needed it really badly and now I look blonde. Which isn’t necesarily a bad thing considering that it looks okay but it’s weeeeeiiiirrrrddd…I keep having to take a double-take when I look in the mirror I’m like wth? Not like I look in the mirror a lot…I’m not vain…hehe, *giggles nervously*. HaHa, jkjk. My sister says that if I start acting like a ditz then she’s shaving my head in my sleep. Loving family huh? But that’s just a stereo-type, plus she’s the natural blonde she’s one to talk. Anywho, after tomorrow I won’t be on here for two weeks! Sad, right? HaHa, yeah you probably wanna get rid of me…but I’m gonna be in New York with no internet access. Stupid broken laptop. But yeah soooooo….what’s up?

  9. You can visit me in New York. Where are you staying? I hate when people call me ditzy because I am blonde. I am like the smartest person in my grade. Don’t trying to brag or anything.

  10. I can’t believe there isn’t a new post yet, Scott-la stop doing whatever you are doing that is important and give us a new post! please!

  11. Seriously people, i need something to write about and no one is helping me. I’m like totally brain dead so i need as much help as i can get.

  12. I should. My last book was about werewolves. Oooooh, ScArY! Yeah, since then i couldnt think of anything…ill find something to do with vampires, no matter what it takes.

  13. Romance vampire books sell a lot. All my friends talk about them! (Including me). have you published it? If so what’s it called I want to read it!

  14. Bran-la and I are talking about her writing a book. have you guys read Twilight. I’ve read each one like 15 times each. (I can’t sleep well @ night so I have a lot of spare time on my hands.)

  15. HORRAY! I’m working on a book too. But I’m only 12 with barely ANY writing skills soooooo there’s NO WAY I’m publishing it.

  16. I can’t wait untill you publish a book. That’s what the HORRAY was for. :mrgreen: I’ll buy a copy no problem!

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