In the evening, on our fourth day in New York,
(yes, after a full day of walking),
we did some more walking
and headed to the Rockefeller Centre again.
Like the Empire State Building,
they also have observations decks.
They call their observation decks,
“Top of the Rock”.
Going at night,
when it’s -9 degree Celsius up there on the decks,
but it’s also very clever.
We pretty much had the building to ourselves.
The elevator that takes you to the top
The ceiling is both clear and a screen at the same time.
You can see the elevator taking you to the top,
while you watch a quick history flashback of the decades.
(Sorry. My position in the elevator,
meant that I viewed the presentation upside down).
Going up to the top of the Empire State Building in the daytime
and the ‘Top of the Rock’ at night
was a brilliant idea.
The views were vastly different,
and aside from the cold
(which was hard to ignore)
I much preferred the night time views.
They were breathtaking.
The view from the “Top of the Rock”,
gives you a gorgeous view of the Empire State Building,
which I think is prettier at night,
than in the day.
And because the Rockefeller Centre is closer to Central Park
than the Empire State Building,
you get a much nicer view of the impressiveness of the park.
If you look really closely,
you can see the Statue of Liberty
all lit up in the bay.
Can you tell where the bright lights
of Time Square are located?
(The ones right outside my hotel window).
Yep, down there in front of the H&M building.
Those lights are bright.
In our hotel room,
we had two sets of blinds
in an effort to keep out the lights at night.
Of course, we attempted the mandatory happy snaps
in front of the iconic views
but the lower deck has glass paneling
which messed up our views.
So we went to the upper deck,
but were sooooo cold
and it was so windy,
that any photo was a challenge.
But I think this picture speaks volume.
“Hurry up and take this picture,
we are freeeezing!”
New York is gorgeous at night.
And it really does come alive
when the sun goes down.
After our trip to the Top of the Rock,
it was quite late,
yet it was still alive and ‘happening’
in Time Square
so we did a little more shopping