Art Deco skies

When the Observation Deck at the very top of the Rockefeller Center opened in 1933

I imagine it looked something like this…

Moody, Art Deco inspired and with glorious views.

I’ve manipulated this photo that I took in February of this year —

But left in the modern camera on the left as a way of connecting

The past of my imagination

With the reality of the present.

For more nostalgic skies, please visit: Skywatch.

95 thoughts on “Art Deco skies

  1. I am a huge art deco fan. 🙂
    Brussels probably is the best place to see some stunning art deco building in Europe.
    Vienna is not bad too. 😉

    >Is it as warm this year as last?

    No, this year is colder. 😉
    Been raining a lot these days.
    April showers bring May flowers.


  2. Hi There, You did a great job with that photo….. Love it!!!!

    I remember, as a little girl, the one place EVERYONE wanted to go to was the Empire State Bldg. I have never gotten there–and now, I’m an old lady!!! ha



  3. Well done, it does have that vintage look about it. I am reminded of the movie with Cary Grant called “An affair to remember”. Thanks for sharing your wonderful skywatch.


  4. My husband was tall building crazy. When we went to New York about 20 years ago, we went to all the tall buildings. I asked him if he was sad The Twin towers are gone, he kept quiet.

    Thanks for tip about photographing trees. I did take one of a phoenix palm with me laying right under the tree. Shall show it to you for my photo hunt on Sunday. I just went to take more, but because I was at the main road, I didn’t want to lay down. i live and work in this suburb, A kid might tell his parents, Mum, Dad, that’s my teacher. The parents might say,” That crazy woman on the ground.” LOL


    1. Sure! In fact, I can’t quite remember how I achieved this as I was just playing around with some pre-sets in a Mac program called Snapseed.

      I may have turned it into black and white and then applied a vintage pre-set to it… Not really sure. (I don’t have Photoshop so it wasn’t anything complicated.)


  5. A very beautiful photo. I love the nostalgic image.
    Thank you for visit Green Tomato. I have joined you!
    RedRose from Japan.


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