Thursday, August 9, 2012

TNH: Urban, Old-Fashioned

The photos for this week's TNH were taken at the same time as last week's-- sneaking around at my friend's while crashing with her in town.  E lives in a very old, 7 story building.  It's a converted hotel.  I experimented with taking photos of the skyline, parking lot, etc but couldn't figure out how to get a shot other than hanging my leg out the window.

Which I did, but it scared the snot out of me.  I was balancing out an open window WITHOUT a handhold and trying not to drop my smart phone.  I succeeded in getting a shot, but wanted to do something more.

Then it occurred to me, the old elevator!!!

(circa 1920)

This thing is old, slow and LOUD.  You have to heave the outer door open, and the grate when boarded and exiting.  The wooden outer door will try to close on you if you're not careful.  And once inside, you must NOT close the grate.  When you select your floor, the elevator slams the grate shut with a loud clang.  If you shut it manually, the old biddy thinks it has arrived at it's destination.  You'll be stuck until someone else summons it to another level.

(yep, that's solid)

Thankfully I didn't have this experience because my friend warned me of it several times.  It's also very small, nor are the halls/elevator climate controlled.  Being stuck inside could get very ugly, very quickly.

But it might also make a nice, private space for a tryst.  :D

assume the position

And then.......................

Oh yes, right THERE, PLEASE, Sir!

And remember kids, Safety First!  :D

Don't forget to visit The Naughty Hangout to see who else played this week.  And for those of you who can't get enough of my legs, I posted some extra shots 'specially for you over on Tumblr



  1. Excellent progression! I like that. :)

  2. Although that elevater may be problematic, it is beautiful.

    I like how you get naughty in the elevator.

    I can almost hear you say, " Going down please.". ;-)


  3. You know, the 'going down' pun didn't even occur to me! Just shows how tired/stressed I am this week.