On top of the world

I arrived back from New York this morning.
(So please excuse me for not getting around to visit you yet…)

One of the highlights of my visit – apart from all the wonderful people I met –

Was a trip up to the Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Centre)

Where blue sky seems to bow down and kiss you.

As we reached the observation deck on the 67th floor,

The sun created the perfect canopy for the Empire State Building.

Going up two more levels

Gave breathtaking views of New York floating in a haze of sunbeams.

For more great views, please visit: Skywatch.

92 responses

  1. beautiful! a nice place to visit, but i wouldn’t want to live there.

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    March 1, 2012 at 17:12

  2. Here is a photo album of me jumping off high stuff!

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.418284555917.201070.651575917&type=3

    The Dippylomat esq. knows no fear.

    ~The Dippylomat esq.

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    March 1, 2012 at 17:14

    • You are indeed madly fearless!

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      March 1, 2012 at 17:59

  3. Sir Pe

    Awesome pics! Can’t wait to see the rest of your holiday treasures 😀

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    March 1, 2012 at 17:14

  4. Simple breath taking, welcome home hope you had a wonderful trip.

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    March 1, 2012 at 17:19

  5. —Beautiful Shots.

    Last time I was there….The Twin Towers were still standing.

    Xxx Wecome Home, Lady Fi.

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    March 1, 2012 at 17:24

  6. I could just sit and stare at those for a long time and be happy. BEAUTIFUL!

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    March 1, 2012 at 17:25

  7. Wonderful photos. I love the last one the most. I’ve been planning to visit NY for some time now .

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    March 1, 2012 at 17:38

  8. I say as My Inner Chick , last time I was there, the Twin Tower was there and we were impressed of all high buildings. Very nice pictures.

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    March 1, 2012 at 17:40

  9. Glorious – great shots of really dramatic scenes!

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    March 1, 2012 at 17:52

  10. breadth taking view indeed! I wish to see this some day…

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    March 1, 2012 at 17:53

  11. WoW Beautiful photos, stunning view

    I changed my site and address for my blog, I moved to another provider and bought an new theme for my site (it is still wordpress)

    the new address is http://www.bracom.nl

    Kind regards, Bram

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    March 1, 2012 at 18:22

  12. I think a lot of us think about the Twin Towers when see pictures of NYC, I know I do. These are awesome captures of such a breathtaking view and beautiful skies as a bonus! Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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    March 1, 2012 at 18:25

  13. oh wow…amazing shots…i love NYC…cant wait to go back again and see that skyline….

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    March 1, 2012 at 18:44

  14. Di

    It’s on my Bucket List!

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    March 1, 2012 at 18:46

  15. Gorgeous photos! I had a chance to go several years ago and passed it up. I’m still kicking myself and it’s near the top of my “need some money first” Bucket List!

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    March 1, 2012 at 19:13

  16. Amazing shots!

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    March 1, 2012 at 19:17

  17. My husband is a native New Yorker and there is no place like it on earth..but wouldn’t want to live here..

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    March 1, 2012 at 19:56

    • I agree. I couldn’t live there, but it’s a wonderful place to visit.

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      March 1, 2012 at 20:03

  18. Wow!!!Stunning photos of New York!Wonderful place where you was!Have a nice weekend!

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    March 1, 2012 at 20:25

  19. Those sunbeams are surreal — great photos!

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    March 1, 2012 at 20:44

  20. Stunning captures of that beautiful city …. welcome back!

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    March 1, 2012 at 20:48

  21. Bob

    I have say, I am very much a solid ground type person, I think that building may be a beautiful, but, don’t let me near it. Eyuk.

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    March 1, 2012 at 20:48

  22. Jim

    I was so hoping that you would share a few NYC photos….and you did! Thanks, they are beutiful!j

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    March 1, 2012 at 21:07

  23. Welcome home, Fi. You’ve shown NY in a perfect light. I hope both you & your daughter enjoyed your trip.

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    March 1, 2012 at 22:01

  24. Those pictures are really wonderful. Particularly the last one. Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

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    March 1, 2012 at 22:24

  25. That’s completely breathtaking. Welcome back. 🙂

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    March 1, 2012 at 22:33

  26. Wonderful photos of New York. are great, great.

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    March 1, 2012 at 22:53

  27. Gorgeous! I would love to be able to visit New York yearly. I love it there.

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    March 1, 2012 at 22:55

  28. Wow. What beautiful and dizzying heights! What a view! I may never get to see it- your pictures are wonderful instead!!!

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    March 1, 2012 at 23:20

  29. Your last picture of the New York skyline is simply superb.

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    March 2, 2012 at 00:35

  30. Amazing and stunning photos!! Wow. I’m just … wow.

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    March 2, 2012 at 00:58

  31. Pat

    Fantastic views!

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    March 2, 2012 at 01:05

  32. You captured some breathtaking views of the city!

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    March 2, 2012 at 01:11

  33. so glad you had such good weather when you were there!

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    March 2, 2012 at 02:05

  34. When I think of all the people in those buildings..it seems like it would be an impossible place to live. Your photos are wonderful:)

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    March 2, 2012 at 02:19

  35. Breathtaking is right! Your last photo is out of this world, stunning.

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    March 2, 2012 at 02:41

  36. I HAD to pin and FB this one!

    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    >

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    March 2, 2012 at 03:11

  37. The last shot looks like a movie poster!! Great job Lady Fi!!!

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    March 2, 2012 at 04:02

  38. Your second photo is breathtaking. One of the best I’ve ever seen.

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    March 2, 2012 at 04:20

  39. Brought back memories of climbing WTC and Empire State Building ! Lovely pics

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    March 2, 2012 at 04:30

  40. Welcome back! From the first shot, I can feel the excitement mounting what is waiting for you to see. Fantastic views!

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    March 2, 2012 at 05:19

  41. And even as I live here, the New York skyline is hard to take for granted…a man-made beauty indeed.

    Glad you had a wonderful visit.

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    March 2, 2012 at 06:25

  42. Wow. I don’t think I could live there, but loved your photos. Thank you.

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    March 2, 2012 at 06:38

  43. Wow what an experience!

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    March 2, 2012 at 08:00

  44. Terrific aerial view of the city.

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    March 2, 2012 at 08:12

  45. an impressive view! I always get a special sort of feeling when climbing up such buildings!

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    March 2, 2012 at 08:15

  46. Your native place or New York you do get to click good skies!

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    March 2, 2012 at 08:21

  47. Very good photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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    March 2, 2012 at 09:59

  48. That last photo is enchanting. It’s just beautiful, Fiona. Hope you had a wonderful time in New York – it’s a great city.

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    March 2, 2012 at 11:11

  49. Gorgeous views of New York’s skyline! Wonderful photos, Lady Fi! I can not wait to see more of your travel photos too. Happy skywatching and have a happy weekend!

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    March 2, 2012 at 11:30

  50. Great captures that will, I’m sure, continue to bring back many happy memories for you and yours. Glad you arrived home safely. Thanks for sharing.

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    March 2, 2012 at 12:13

  51. Sarah

    The last picture is breathtaking.The skyscrapers behind the Empire State Building look mirage. Welcome back!

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    March 2, 2012 at 12:20

  52. Great shots of a building every visitor to NY attempts to photograph. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    March 2, 2012 at 14:03

  53. What a wonderful view over the Big Apple.
    I don’t think I would go up there with my high anxiety, but it’s great to see it on your photographs.

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    March 2, 2012 at 14:07

  54. Wow! Great view from the top.

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    March 2, 2012 at 14:40

  55. Riet

    INdeed breathtaking views and stunning photo’s.

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    March 2, 2012 at 16:07

  56. Welcome back! NYC is a great place for pleasure trip, but I would not live there (lived for 3 years).

    Your photos are expansive and beautiful!

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    March 2, 2012 at 16:19

  57. Stunning shots and even livelier description…’Where blue sky seems to bow down and kiss you.’ what a way to express!!!v

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    March 2, 2012 at 16:19

  58. You took some fantastic shots in New York. Makes me think of one of my sisters who has lived there since 1979.

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    March 2, 2012 at 16:25

  59. Lady Fi,
    These are really fascinating photos. They look as if the magical world suddenly appears as mirage
    It is a contradiction. I love to watch a vast view from a high place, but I have serious acrophobia.
    Have a nice weekend!
    keiko

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    March 2, 2012 at 16:48

  60. Wow this is so beautiful!
    Gr.
    P-TER

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    March 2, 2012 at 16:55

  61. you have a way with words that gives even more depth and beauty to your photographs!

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    March 2, 2012 at 17:14

  62. Amazing capture! The vastness was breathtaking… Empire State Building stands stunning! Hope u enjoyed the trip 🙂

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    March 2, 2012 at 17:17

  63. Top of the deck is always a delight. Last shot is wonderful…:)

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    March 2, 2012 at 20:13

  64. Thank you for commenting on my photo, Lady Fi. I am so glad you did as it allowed me to see your magnificent photos. Wow! I have been to NYC many times but never dared walk up to the top of the highest towers. :-)) Bravo.

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    March 2, 2012 at 20:28

  65. Beautiful — what a great memory this will be. It’s been years and years since we were in NYC — hope to get to go again one day!

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    March 2, 2012 at 20:33

  66. JM

    I’ve been on top of the ESB, but not on top of the Rockefeller Center and, as we can see, the view is fantastic from there too. Great shots!

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    March 2, 2012 at 22:24

  67. nice shots. I´m not sure I have seen it like this before. Looks good.

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    March 2, 2012 at 22:41

  68. Welcome home sweetie!!!

    What magnificent shots of a great city. I was a kid visitin’ the Worlds Fair my last trip to the Big Apple.

    God bless ya and have a fantastic weekend!!! :o)

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    March 2, 2012 at 23:19

  69. Al

    Beautiful photos – as many times as I’ve been to NYC, I’ve never been up there.

    I tried turning word verification off recently, and within a few hours had comments that included links to porn and malware. Unfortunately I’ve had to turn it back on (and even with that, I’ve had almost a dozen spam comments in the last 24 hours). I will probably need to go to comment approval, and at that point I may just give up on blogging altogether as my time is too limited.

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    March 3, 2012 at 00:59

  70. absolutely breathtaking!

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    March 3, 2012 at 05:00

  71. Fantastic photos. I love the skyline in the last one.

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    March 3, 2012 at 07:30

  72. Welcome back!
    How was the apple pie? 😉

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    March 3, 2012 at 11:10

  73. Wow, these are amazing captures. love all the photos.

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    March 3, 2012 at 11:53

  74. Wow, great shots!
    Wish you a beautiful day.
    Mette

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    March 3, 2012 at 12:20

  75. As always, great photos. I lived and worked in New York in the 70’s and early 80’s before moving out. I still miss the place, and am always eager to spend time there. I hope you had a great time visiting.

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    March 3, 2012 at 19:05

  76. A very different world for me.., but I know you can get higher on a mountain:-) Your pictures is amazing and I want to go there!!

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    March 3, 2012 at 20:54

  77. super magical….. !

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    March 3, 2012 at 23:31

  78. One of the most dramatic shots I’ve seen of the city!

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    March 4, 2012 at 03:18

  79. LadyFi, wow those are amazing pics!
    I’ve been twice to NYC… but now I really want to go again! Such a big and interesting city!

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    March 4, 2012 at 12:02

  80. Wonderful shots of this iconic US location!

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    March 4, 2012 at 21:34


  81. · WOW! NYC is the most stunning city in the world. You make me to remember the days I was there.
    Wonderful photos.

    · hugs

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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    March 4, 2012 at 23:38

  82. Unbelievable.
    I love NYC. Although I’ve only been twice.
    Absolutely unbelievable shots.. can’t wait to show my family. We are all NYC fans.
    I love your blog. Love.

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    March 5, 2012 at 03:39

  83. ds

    That final shot sucked all the breath from me (and I can see the Manhattan skyline from a highway near here; it never gets old). Absolutely frameable. Thank you.

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    March 5, 2012 at 04:26

  84. Awesome photos!

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    March 5, 2012 at 04:37

  85. Amazing skylines!

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    March 5, 2012 at 06:09

  86. The last one really caught my attention. Went to a wedding celebration there and watched the sky change as the sun went down, amazing.

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    March 5, 2012 at 14:58

  87. c’est magnifique et toujours autant magique

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    March 6, 2012 at 11:53

  88. Some wonderful shots of an exciting city!!!

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    March 8, 2012 at 09:47

  89. narhvalur

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

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    March 14, 2012 at 18:25

  90. codyhlankasl

    Reblogged this on Cody Lanka Pad.

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    October 21, 2012 at 08:54

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