Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Top of the Rock ..

Another of my favourite tourist sites in New York is the Rockefeller centre and the view from the Top of the Rock. The Top, which is 850ft above street level can be accessed in a super sonic lift in 60 seconds!.... ( not for the feint hearted, but the view out ways any vertigo phobics!)
What I love about this space is the stunning view onto the Empire State Building, which is the icon of New York. This venue opens very early until late so you can enjoy panoramic views of the city from dawn until dusk and beyond.
Across my visits I have sat and watched the sun rise over the city from here, and see the skyline alive with twinkling lights at night.... It is a magical place. With the vintage style view finders you do feel like you could be back in the era of Mad Men!.. At the time is was there you could down onto Times square and the countdown to New Years eve and the iconic silver ball, ready to drop as the clock struck midnight.
During December the Rockefeller comes alive with the sound of bells, dotted around the circumference of the centre are all the salvation army personel who sing and dance in all weathers collecting for their charity. This just adds to the Christmas spirit as people gaze in wonder at the tree twinkling with 1000's of lights and watch the skaters glide round the Rockefeller rink.

1 comment:

Florence and Mary said...

Top of the Rock is one of THE best views of NY isn't... and far less windy than the Empire State!!

Victoria xx

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Top of the Rock ..

Another of my favourite tourist sites in New York is the Rockefeller centre and the view from the Top of the Rock. The Top, which is 850ft above street level can be accessed in a super sonic lift in 60 seconds!.... ( not for the feint hearted, but the view out ways any vertigo phobics!)
What I love about this space is the stunning view onto the Empire State Building, which is the icon of New York. This venue opens very early until late so you can enjoy panoramic views of the city from dawn until dusk and beyond.
Across my visits I have sat and watched the sun rise over the city from here, and see the skyline alive with twinkling lights at night.... It is a magical place. With the vintage style view finders you do feel like you could be back in the era of Mad Men!.. At the time is was there you could down onto Times square and the countdown to New Years eve and the iconic silver ball, ready to drop as the clock struck midnight.
During December the Rockefeller comes alive with the sound of bells, dotted around the circumference of the centre are all the salvation army personel who sing and dance in all weathers collecting for their charity. This just adds to the Christmas spirit as people gaze in wonder at the tree twinkling with 1000's of lights and watch the skaters glide round the Rockefeller rink.

1 comment:

Florence and Mary said...

Top of the Rock is one of THE best views of NY isn't... and far less windy than the Empire State!!

Victoria xx