Saturday, 30 May 2009
New York! New York!
Well, I have finally made it back home! All I can say at this point is that it was the most fantastic experience I have had in a long while. It was the much needed event that I have been waiting for. However, my feet are certainly the worse for wear, as I walked absolutely everywhere. I have blisters the size of Belgium (no offence to Belgium...lol!).
Over the next few days I will write a few posts about the whole occasion, but in the meantime would like to show a small selection of photos.
The photo at the top of this post was taken at the top of the Rockefeller building, on the day I went up to watch the sun set. Words can't describe the impact of the views as you walk out of the elevator and onto the platform. The photographs below were also taken whilst I was at the top.
I was originally intending to only stay "on top of the Rock" for a short while, but ended up staying there from mid afternoon to late into the evening. As the sun slowly went down, the scene slowly transformed from a hustling daytime to a magical evening.
The first of the two photographs below was also taken from the top of the Rockefeller building. It clearly shows the rectangle of green which is Central Park. The second of the two shots is looking back from Central Park towards the Manhattan skyline of skyscrapers. Both views were equally as beautiful and intoxicating.
Whilst wandering around Central Park, it is almost impossible to comprehend that you are still in the middle of a city that never sleeps.
The last skyline photo for now, is the great Brooklyn Bridge. There is a small park on the Brooklyn side, where you can sit and relax in the sun whilst enjoying the wonderful view and listening to the water of the East River lapping against the shore.
Finally are a selection of street scenes to wet your appetite...
Well, that's it for now. I hope it gave you a little taster of the amazing location of Manhattan, New York. I'll be sure to write a full post soon, detailing the time I had.
Cheerio for now :)