Wednesday, November 20, 2013

the lights of NYC (as seen from the 86th floor)

Happily, my attempt to conquer my fear of heights continued a few days after the trek to Lady Liberty's crown, and we went to the 86th floor of the good 'ole Empire State Building.  We planned to go during daylight hours, however as fate would have it rained all day Thursday so Friday was much busier than we planned.  We were at the Cort Theatre by 10:00 to buy rush tickets for No Man's Land, walked to Rockefeller Plaza, St. Patrick's Cathedral, met my godmother and family for lunch, saw the Rockettes show, and then made our way to the ESB to (finally!) make this happen.  I fully intended to stay inside the viewing area and not venture outside, however the construction was so well done I felt remarkably secure. (the picture below may tell a slightly different story!)  I was okay walking around the perimeter and taking in the gorgeous view of my favorite part of NYC: the lights. Seeing the Chrysler Building from this view at night was breathtaking.  So was the Brooklyn Bridge.  And the ice rink, parks, Met Life Building, and lights!  Lights everywhere!  I'm so glad I didn't allow fear to hold me back and saw this for myself.




Aside from the fact it was freezing, I look a little unsure about standing this close to the edge...

3 comments:

Christina said...

A sea of lights! Stunning. Okay, next time we go together. :)

LittleDreamer said...

It's a deal!

Sylvester G. K said...

Good pictures! You are an ace.