Clouds may gather, dusk may approach, people may whisper – the Empire stays true to its name.
For Day 4 of my B/W Photo Challenge, I show you the 360-degree views from the observation deck of the Empire State Building.
Seeking happiness among the concrete?
South view: downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Hudson River, New Jersey. The Freedom Tower stands tall.
North view: midtown, uptown, Central Park (oasis among the concrete).
East view: East River, Queens, Brooklyn.
West view: New Jersey, the Hudson River (a beautiful river separating Manhattan from New Jersey).
A panoramic view encompassing East River, downtown Manhattan, the Hudson River, New Jersey, and a slice of the observation deck itself.
I link Sabiscuit for this challenge. Sabiscuit is an impressive blog.
As the sun is about to set, the evening longs for a period of
twilight to author a piece of bliss, where: the transition to dusk may see the river reflect a calming hue, the ripples glitter under the moon.
In continuing the series on New York City, this is my third post (
This will take you to the clusters of glass, steel and concrete. The tall buildings of NYC. Capturing them on camera was easy.
Brilliant architecture and lovely designs have infused life into these buildings, giving them character.
Hyatt and Chrysler
Bank of America Tower
Some magnificent structures
From atop the Empire State: the downtown view
Midtown and uptown view
Time Warner Center
The Plaza Hotel
Washington Square Arch
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
The Empire State
New York Stock Exchange
New York Public Library
Citi Building \
The National Museum of the American Indian
Grand Central Terminal
(from the inside)
Downtown Manhattan skyline (view from the apartment)
Midtown Manhattan skyline (view from our previous apartment)
It was a day of fun at CN Tower. The view from the Observation Deck was spectacular.
One of the tallest freestanding structures in the world
In a high-speed glass-fronted elevator. Racing upwards at 22 kilometers per hour.
This glass floor (1122 feet up) can withstand the weight of 14 large hippos.
View from the Observation Deck (116th floor). Billy Bishop city airport (center-right).
The night view
Brooklyn Bridge: It used to be the longest suspension bridge in the world
Rockefeller Center: A National Historic Landmark
View of downtown Manhattan, Hudson River and parts of New Jersey from atop the Empire State
Hudson River, separating NYC from New Jersey