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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The Empire State Building

You can't visit New York and not go to the top of the Empire State building. We started the day with a trip around Manhattan on one of those hop on hop off buses. They give you a feel for the city and an orientation lesson as well as a glimpse at all those iconic buildings. None more so than the Empire State building.

After the tour we made our way to the ESB prepared to join a long queue but to our delight we were able to go straight in and had a clear view of the amazing art deco interior.

 I took a ridiculous number of photos from the top but here are just a few.

Very scary looking down. If fact I couldn't do it so just hung the camera over the edge to take this one.

A final view of the Empire State Building from the Rockefeller Centre


  1. Neat pictures! I especially enjoyed the one of the bustling city down below. :-)

  2. Never been there in fact never been to NY only transited trough the airport. I presume you knees went wobbly on the top then.

  3. Amazing how high up you are, isn't it. It is almost you have a look from a plane over the city.

  4. Looks like you are having a good trip. I used to travel to New York for work every month and I had a vendor that had the entire 70th floor of the Empire State building. That was always a fun appointment.

  5. Looking down from the Empire State building I thought the cars looked like ants !

  6. I can understand why you took so many pics .... the view from the top is amazing.

  7. I can't look at the ESB without thinking of 'An Affair to Remember'! AND I'd be too gutless to look over the edge too ...

  8. Those are some amazing views!!! I definitely want to go up there some day!


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