Friday, June 3, 2011

Magical Moment 484, "Top of the Rock"

Sitting on the top of the world (Rockefeller Center), you can see many things...

The countless remarkable structures that reach towards the sky and make us wonder, "How did they ever build those?"
"Heights by great men, reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night."
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A picture perfect, lush green park, becomes all the more remarkable when you consider it's surroundings...
"Surround yourself with people who believe in you." 
-Brian Koslow

A symbol for the Party of the Year, Decade, Century, Millennium (or whatever seems to fit that particular December 31st evening).
“But I always say one’s company two’s a crowd, and three’s a party.” 
-Andy Warhol 
(I wonder what a millions is!)

When you look down, you may just get a little disoriented. 
(Those are regular sized cars down there, not doll cars).
"Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road."
-Dag Hammarskjold

But the best view from the top of the world can actually be seen from the ground, from your backyard, or from wherever you're standing. The sunset. It happens every evening. 
Location: out your window.

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, 
but to add color to my sunset sky." 
-Rabindranath Tagore


texwisgirl said...

those are beautiful photos and wonderful quotes... just loveliness today...

Linda said...

These are wonderful, Elizabeth. They give me a little feel for the city. The park was an amazing concept, beatifully carried out. The very thought of NYC is intimidating to me, but Central Park is a gem that might make a visit there more tempting.

laughwithusblog said...

Love your pictures. I wish I could come visit you!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Texwisgirl, Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)

Linda, My parents (from Nebraska) thought they would hate it, but they LOVED it when they visited it. The trick is, to have a good tour guide. So, let me know when you make the trip. :)

Esther, You should! Bring the whole crew. They'd love it!

Unknown Mami said...

I love the one from way up above. Wonderful series.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Unknown Mami, Glad you enjoyed them. That is the Empire State Building on the first one. :)

ladyfi said...

Wow - those views are spectacular. Cool shots!

holdingmoments said...

That's quite a view; and the one looking down, made me feel quite dizzy lol
I'm not good with heights.
I'll never be a good bird :-)

Rick said...

Beautiful shots, Elizabeth. I was amazed too the first time I ever saw Central Park - right IN the big apple ! Love that view looking down (while controlling my vertigo) and the sunset is glorious ! Very appropriate quotes.