Thursday, 11 September 2008

9/11

I don't think I could post a more fitting photograph for today even if I tried. As soon as I saw the word on HS:MS this morning I just knew I had to use a helicopter ride photograph and even though I have shown it before I just had to show this particular picture again today considering the date.


And just because I want to here are a few more shots I took while we were "OVER" New York a few weeks ago.

The following two pictures were taken from the top of the "Rock" in the early evening. In our opinion this was far better value for money than the "Empire State Building" as there was no queue to get up there, the glass elevator ride to the top was kinda cool, there was plenty of space at the top with not many people in it and there were no metal grills disturbing the fantastic views.

When we started to go up the Empire State it was light but by the time we got to the top it was dark which I was very pleased about given the views. The queues to get up there were really really bad and you have to change lifts on the way up so at this point we lost patience and went up the remaining floors on foot which was not as easy as we first thought! The top of the Empire is a very small place considering the amount of visitors it has and they pack you in like sardines so you are getting pushed and elbowed about a lot. If you only have the time to go up one of these fantastic buildings then I would say 100% it has to be the "Rock".

15 comments:

Brendan said...

Very good pic! Very appropriate for today too!

Rach said...

WOW amazing pictures!

Eleanor said...

Wow. Breathtaking. Night ones just capture the density of buildings so well. Stunning.
E
xx

Hazel said...

Wonderful photos - and very reflective for today.

Igotmebabe said...

Brilliant shots Rach
Janette

Cheyne said...

Wow!!

lucy said...

Stunning...I am speechless.

sarah said...

stunning shots!!

Sarah

maz said...

Love the night time one. Very moving to see Ground Zero today too, thanks Rach.

sam said...

lucky u i went couple of years ago and would love to go back , it is all breath taking great shots and wonderful memories you have,

Chris T said...

Wow - great set of photos. We didn't get to go up either of the lookout towers - mainly because it was quite misty while we were there but also I'm not sure I could cope with the lifts or the height. Silly I know but me & lifts don't go well together

Debbie said...

Very Very cool!! I so need to go there even more now! Amazing pictures and great take on todays word :)

hugs
Debbie
x

Jenn said...

Amazing photos! Great pics for the date!

Sue Nicholson said...

OMG Amazing, simply amazing photos :-) I want to go back . . . soon!

Hoping to get over to see you and Mima in a week or so. And sooo looking forward to our mini break too :-)

My song choice today was Right Said Fred . . . bald headed pair :-D LOL.

BFN . . . Sue

Mima said...

Great shots Rach, my fav has to be the one showing central park, it really puts the size into perspecitve. There are so many skyscrapers it is so different from London where it is all much lower. I am hopeless with heights, so would have been terrified to do any of those. When I was in Canada Dave's parents took us out for supper up the CN Tower which is their big one, and I was so scared, especially when we got to the glass floor & Dave was jumping on it. I had one very careful peek over the edge on my hands & knees, but no way was I standing on it!!