On Saturday night, I finally visited Top of the Rock, the GE Building’s observation deck, in NYC’s Rockefeller Center. Andy took these three photos (three of dozens, I assure you), and isn’t he a genius behind the camera?! I snapped a few with my lame seven-year-old Canon, but I was content to just gaze out in every direction at the lights that went on for miles. Top of the Rock costs $29 per person, or $26 if you have a AAA discount. Honestly, I would have paid full-price. This is such a spectacular view that you cannot get anywhere else in the city. You can see the Empire State Building from 70 stories up! You can see the Verrazzano Bridge, all of Central Park, Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty.
My brother-in-law Ian compared seeing the city this way to staring at a Christmas tree. It’s such a great analogy: countless colorful lights all around you, all just asking to be looked at. The term feast for the eyes could not be more applicable.Andy also shot this bit of video, starting with the trippy elevator ride up to the 67th floor and continuing out onto the observation deck. Enjoy!
This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge for April. Today’s theme is U for Up. I’ve also written about baking and family traditions, fears surrounding motherhood and mental illness, and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens up in Boothbay, Maine.