If you’ve been following my Instragram feed, you would have noticed that in the last couple of weeks I spent a few days in New York, enjoying this amazing city, which I have not seen for more than ten years. This wasn’t really a photography trip and most of the shots I got were taken while doing many of the touristic things one does in NYC, but even so, I’m quite happy with a couple of the images.
What better way to start this series with a classic vantage point at the top of “The Rock”. If you’re not familiar with the Rockefeller Center, this is a complex of 19 buildings built by the Rockefeller family. Most of the complex was built in the 1930s and at the time it was the largest private building project ever attempted. The Top of the Rock observation deck is at the top of the GE Building within the complex and it has beautiful views over Manhattan.
The shot below is showing most of the southern part of Manhattan, with the Empire State Building in the foreground and the new One World Trade Center building in the background. You can also see (very small) in the far right part of the image the Statue of Liberty.