Top Of The Rocks … At Sunset … New York City

_MG_4593-1Hey everyone … so after our afternoon at the HIGH LINE … we headed towards the Rockefeller Center to go up to the Top of the Rocks … this has to be by far one of my favourite things to do in New York … honestly if you ever go to New York and have time only to do one thing … I’d say this should be it …

_MG_4585-1 _MG_4589-1On our way there we were entertained on the Metro Platform with this 3 piece band … they were actually really good and we passed the time guessing what songs they played …

_MG_4593-1 _MG_4597-1 _MG_4607-1 _MG_4609-1I find that Top of the Rocks has by far better views than from the Empire State Building … for one you actually have the Empire State Building in the pictures … and you get a much better view of Central Park …

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_MG_4599-1 _MG_4611-1 _MG_4615-1 _MG_4617-1 _MG_4619-1_MG_4627-1 _MG_4621-1 _MG_4633-1I also find its not as busy here as it is at the Empire State … that may have something to do with the fact that there is a lot more space on the Observation Deck area …

_MG_4638-1 _MG_4630-1 _MG_4641-1Finally the other reason I prefer Top of the Rocks is because the view is not obscured by a metal mesh … there are two levels to the observation deck … the lower level has a clear glass wall around it … and the upper deck is set in a little so there is no glass just a low wall so its all open … perfect for pictures …

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We spent a good deal of time just wandering around the top level and taking in the views in the late afternoon light …

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Oh and not forgetting the obligatory silly touristy shots …

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After a while I got really annoyed with all the bugs landing on my yellow top so took it off and just left my tank on instead … it was plenty warm enough too …

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Its also a nice place to just sit and people watch a little …

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We finished up and headed back down just before the sun set in the end … we were all pretty tired after the long day … so we said our goodbyes and headed off …

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That is it for this post …

Till next time …

Mina X

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