Saturday, January 23, 2010

New York 2010 - Empire State Building

Sunday was our coldest day at -11c.
The fountain at Bryant Park was even more beautiful with its extra layer of icicles.
From here we made our way to the Empire State Building. Fortunately we had decided to arrive as soon as it opened, having seen the length of the area roped off for potential queueing we probably wouldn't have bothered going up if we had arrived later! Interestingly the security here was almost as tight as at the airports leaving America.
As expected the views from the top were excellent on such a clear day.
To the north west the view was enhanced by the shadow of the building itself.

The view north takes in Central Park

Looking north east revealed the Chrysler Building glistening in the bright sunshine

Turning towards the south west Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are revealed

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