Sunday, February 12, 2012

Empire State Building

These photos were all taken at, or on top of, the Empire State Building. If you ever go to New York and want to see this, consider doing what we did, and go around midnight. Brian tells me that he frequently sees lines wrapped around the building waiting to get in. We had virtually no wait.
I really liked the Art Deco style in the lobby.
And one exciting thing about my trip to New York City is that I only got yelled at once! I don't know how I do it, but it seems like when I travel, I always commit errors, or crimes, or something. Totally inadvertently. Anyway, just after snapping this next shot, a guard exclaimed in a very loud, crowd-reaching voice, "And YOU need to stop taking photographs!"
I honestly don't get what I did wrong. I didn't see any signs. But just down the hall from him, I asked another guard if it was ok to photograph, and they said "Certainly." But I waited until I got to the top of the building, just in case. . . .
How can you not be at the top of this building and not think of "Sleepless in Seattle?"
By the end, we were all getting quite cold, as you can probably tell from this shot.

7 comments:

Nicki said...

Great night pictures. Some people just look for a reason to yell at someone - even if they have to create a reason. You got some pretty darn good inside pictures as well (despite the altercation).

Maria said...

What wonderful pictures!!! I do love the Empire State Building! It's been years since I visited. Hmm . . . time for a trip?

John Cheney said...

I love these photos!!! I'm actually going to New York at the beginning of March so I will have to make a trip to the empire state building around midnight! How did you get such crisp photos in the dark? What were your camera settings?

Stephanie said...

your night shots were AMAZING!!!

joscelyne cutchens said...

wow, i love all these shots! and totally sleepless in seattle. :)

Barb said...

The pictures are great especially the night photos! It has also been a long time for me since I have been in the Empire State Building. Brian and Dianna look cold. Remember when that guard yelled at me for sitting by the fence waiting for you all to leave the Liberty Bell? It seemed so needless.

Reds said...

Makes me want to go back to NY right now!!! What a view!!