March 29, 2011

from the top of the rock.

Awestruck--that's how I felt when I stood at the top of Rockefeller Center, staring across the city at the Empire State Building just as the sun was starting to go down. The colors were incredible, the views stunning, the moment itself pretty unforgettable.

It reminded me of the first time I spotted the Eiffel Tower, when I cried and wondered whether I might be standing in the middle of a fairytale. I was elated, with that giddy, child-like feeling you get when your breath catches and you recognize something you've only ever seen in movies or pictures or postcards. Something you weren't totally sure exists.

Most of all, though, I just felt really lucky. Really, wonderfully lucky.

(Photos: My Flickr)

13 comments:

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said... [Reply to comment]

wow, this looks like fun.

Love the blue sky!

Kristyn said... [Reply to comment]

Top of the Rock is truly breathtaking. I've only been there at night; it looks amazing during the day though, as I can see in your pictures! What kind of camera do you use? Your pictures came out awesome!

Ana* said... [Reply to comment]

what a view!! These photos are dreamy

Pia Zwegers said... [Reply to comment]

these are great photos! and i must say, you always look so darn cute :)
have a terrific tuesday...

-pia

MJ said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous photos!! I love NYC

mrsandrealorenz said... [Reply to comment]

So AMAZING! That seems like such an awesome place to visit. Hope I get to go one day =]

Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

@Kristyn Thanks! :) (It's a Nikon D60--and I just use the lens that came with the camera.)

Juhee said... [Reply to comment]

looove the pictures!!

Becky said... [Reply to comment]

Love these pics!

Caiti said... [Reply to comment]

Such pretty pictures! I'm so glad you had a great time! P.S. Love your boots!

Hailie said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous! Top of the Rock is one of my favorite tourist stops in NYC. ADORE. I have some of these same shots. Glad you had fun!

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

Amazing. The first photo literally took my breath away.

Bree said... [Reply to comment]

Me and my boyfriend are going to back to NYC in a few weeks and as many times as I've been to the city I've never done the Rock or the Empire State Building. But I think this year we're going to go to the top of the Rock..just to see the view and say we did. And that view? Unreal.