Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Can you guess

Can you guess what's behind the caged in structure? Okay, I'll tell you. The giant cage is a multi-tiered completely enclosed driving range for golfers. It's part of a sports complex along the Hudson River called Chelsea Piers. You can see part of the rest of the complex in the blue white and red building to the left of the cage. I guess people in Manhattan are serious about their golfing. I've never been golfing there, but they do have a nice ice skating rink. Enjoy your day!

7 comments:

Olivier said...

on pourrait penser que l'ESB se trouve en prison. Tu joues au golf ?
they could think that ESB is in prison. You play golf?

Blue Wave 707 said...

In such a cramped area, That driving range would make a lot of sense.

the_plainsman said...

Good idea for a disused pier. The fenced in playground reminds me of those City elementary school playgrounds which used caged in roof-tops. This is the adult version, but Olivier makes a good observation about prison!

Re: your vantage point: On a ferry? Or across the river in NJ?

Lori said...

Hi everyone,

Olivier, no, I don't play golf. (But maybe I should try it here)!

Jay, I took the photo from a ferry. I never noticed this driving range from the land before.

• Eliane • said...

I used to go there a lot a few years ago. It is fun. Try to hit the car (la voiture-balais), the car that's combing the balls on the course below from time to time.

DaveM said...

I know a few golfers who should be caged!!!

John Roberts said...

Only in NYC! Another great documentary photo.