Empire State!

On Saturday, we took my stepdaughter to the top of the Empire State Building for the first time. It was one of those crisp, clear-blue-sky days, and this is what the view looked like:


It was cool and windy, but we didn’t care. I love this place so much, from the  Art Deco lobby…

empire lobby

to the top.

empire needle

There’s also a nice gift shop with a colorful light
empire lite

and some nice martini glasses.

Martini glasses

But oh, those views….

Lower Manhattan

Lower Manhattan

Hudson River & Jersey

Hudson River and New Jersey

Chrysler bldg

That’s the Chrysler Building in the middle. Another Art Deco beauty.

If you can, go at this time of year, because the lines are short and there’s less haze. When I went in the summer, it took hours and the views just weren’t great.

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16 Responses to Empire State!

  1. mindymilburn says:

    All I can say is WOW! That first shot is so awesome and then you just keep hitting us with those beautiful views. What a gorgeous day as well. I have never been to the top of the Empire State building and that might be good cause they would have a hard time getting me to leave 🙂

    OH and I love the martini glasses too 🙂

  2. flyinggma says:

    Beautiful pictures. I love the shots of the Chrysler building and the Empire lobby. Someday I will get there.

  3. jacquelincangro says:

    Lovely! If you look really closely in the photo of Lower Manhattan, way out in the distance of Brooklyn, you can see me waving at you. LOL! 🙂

  4. 36x37 says:

    Thrilling! I had chills through this entire post. There’s just nothing like the pulse of a giant city, is there. The architecture alone is enough to clutch at your heart.

    So glad you went, and so glad you had a wonderful time!

    • Oh, thanks, Maura. The architecture in NY just kills me. I want to go back and spend a whole weekend just shooting all those incredible buildings. Well, a fraction of them, anyway. 🙂

  5. Patti says:

    Really gorgeous! So wonderful you had such a clear day – and I love those martini glasses!

  6. Cheryl Andrews says:

    Impressive as always, Carole. I love visiting and walking New York.

  7. Lady Jennie says:

    Those are pretty lights and martini glasses. Ah, I miss NY.

  8. Caroline says:

    I would so love to see New York. Thanks for the photos. The views are fantastic and I agree, the Art Deco is so great.

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