Thursday, March 19, 2009

"Uhhh Negative, I Am A Meat Popsicle..."

Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I usually like to watch the sunset atop really tall buildings when I travel. I think I took this at the top of the Rock.

Much to my dismay, the place was packed with tourists. But, I claimed my spot and held it for a while as dusk settled in.

"How beautiful," I thought to myself. Then I looked around at the ridiculous mob of human bodies all around me and thought, "this is why I don't do the typical NYC tourist attractions!"

Guess I should've done this on a Wednesday or something.

Then again, knowing certain spots in NYC, it would still be just as polluted with the ever-present gaggles of carbon-based meat popsicles from around the world.


  1. What a stunning sunset! I guess it was worth it to face the crowds up there to get such an amazing shot. The colors are amazing.

  2. Thanks, it was definitely worth it for me :o)

    In fact, I make it a point to watch the sunset whenever I can. Especially if I have access to a place where I know I'll be able to see it in a 'panoramic' setting!

  3. Yes... the tourists are sometimes a curse. Good thing about living here is that you can pic a totally perfect midweek day with a -10 degree wind chill factor and go do things like this... LOL.

    I'm long overdue for a visit to the Empire State Building though... I'm not great with lines...

  4. OMG, I hate lines too...last time I went online to get tix, and they let me right through, passing everyone in what seemed like a neverending line. was lovin that...

  5. I went to NYC for the first time ever about a month ago, what with it being a bit of a trek from London. We were so fortunate not to be mobbed at the top of the rock, and caught an amazing sunset too.

    It's such an incredibly city, I can't believe I only had 3 days to experience it. I expect you need a lifetime.

  6. I know what you mean. I go as much as I can, but typcially can only stay a few days since lodging is too expensive to stay much longer than that. I definitely think you're right about needing a lifetime to really experience it holistically.