Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rockefeller center

for 22 dollars you can climb rockefeller center. or rather, get into the elevator to the 67th (i think) floor to view manhattan from the observation deck. just like at the empire state building, this is a very streamlined process. you wait in line for tickets, you are led through security, you walk a little more, wait in line, get pushed forward, and at some point end up in an elevator that you cannot operate yourselves. then you are rushed out of the elevator and stumble upon many other tourists that are already blocking the view... when you are lucky, you get a small spot and can take some pictures... :) or pose, or will be asked to take someone else's picture. when you have taken pictures from every side, its time to go down again.... and then at home you realize you should have taken some more time to take better pictures. and wait, did i ever enjoy the view without looking through my lens? :)
right in front you see the empire state building, and to the left you see a small part of the chrysler, but its mostly obscured by the metlife building. the rockefeller center itself stems from 1933, and i never knew, but this famous picture was taken during its construction.

6 comments:

Tim said...

awesome fishy-eyed globesphere!

Pa said...

Biertje op de Twin Towers kostte in 1982 vijf dollar!!!

CaT said...

jah, die zou je zeer waarschijnlijk helemaal achterin nog wel hebben gezien vanaf hier!
hier in boston is in het hoogst bezichtbare gebouw een restaurant, en das ook heel erg duur... je kunt of gratis naar de top; maar dan moet je voor minstens 15-20 dollar pp daar iets drinken/eten. of je kunt betalen (kweniehoeveel), en dan mag je kijken.. (niet in het restaurant)

Milanblogger said...

great fisheye skyline

biebkriebels said...

I prefer the Rockefeller centre to the Empire State Building. Was more relaxed and much quicker to the top. Not such long lines waiting to get forward and the sight is even better I think. Did you also had the photo made sitting on the "balk" like the workman you mentioned?

CaT said...

thanks milanblogger!
and biebkriebels; the photo on the "balk" was optional, so we didnt do it...