Top of the Rock


My three-day exploration of New York City ended with a trip to the “Top of the Rock” aka 30 Rockefeller Plaza.  If you remember Molly, she accompanied me and we waited in line to buy our $27 ticket to the top.  I wanted to see the views before dusk and at sunset, so we timed it just right and were at the top for about 30 minutes.

This is my final shot before taking the elevator down 70 floors to the bottom.  You can see the Empire State Building

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I didn’t have a tripod with me, so they’re not as crisp as they could be.

Thirty minutes earlier this was the view…

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There are three levels to observe from.  We were on the top-level (which was very crowded…but there aren’t any plexiglass windows obstructing the view for photographs).

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Here’s Central Park

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The view on the other side…

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The sun was rapidly setting…

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Twilight and twinkling lights…

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Passing a tourist on the way out…

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I hope you enjoyed your tour of New York City!  I had a great time!

41 thoughts on “Top of the Rock

  1. Hey Fabulous, They are brilliant photographs, I can’t help but think of Freinds looking at them. Really good photo’s, and yes it has made me even more determined to “One-Day” get me and the family to NY, cheers for posting, Graham, YourHobby….

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  2. breathtaking photographs! My fav are of “blue hour” – twilight .. it is the best time for photography.. although tripod is indeed needed. You did great without it! Gorilla pod is the way to go when on the road, small and gives you the ability to shoot those crisp “blue hour” shots.

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  3. Beautiful photos! I went there two years ago and was lucky to have a clear windy day. We did a morning trip though so I am sorry I didn’t see the sun set.

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  4. Love the photos of Manhattan in the dusk and you have done a fantastic job here. The second last photo is my pick … beautiful all of them, but that is a spark to it. Excellent job.

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