1st November 2012

New York: Whole day in New York today for a wee wander, some tourist activities and then off to see "Golden Boy" on stage, with Yvonne Strahovski
Saint Bartholomews Church  on 51st Street Park Avenue  with the Helmsley Building at the end of the road Park Avenue  Christmas decorations outside 299 Park Avenue office building Brasserie Ruhlmann  Lovely Art Deco building
Brasserie Ruhlmann  at Rockefeller Plaza Swarovski Crystal star  at Rockefeller Center Swarovski Crystal star  at Rockefeller Center GE Building  with phrase "Wisdom and Knowledge shall be the stability of thy times", from scripture
GE Building  at Rockefeller Center Rockefeller Center  Christmas Tree Rockefeller Center  Ice skating rink Rockefeller Center  Giant Soldier Drummer
Rockefeller Center  Ice skating rink and Christmas Tree Rockefeller Center  Mankind Figure - Maiden by Paul Manship and Christmas Tree Rockefeller Center  Christmas decorations Rockefeller Center  Prometheus statue and Christmas tree
Rockefeller Center  Ice skating rink and Christmas Tree Rockefeller Center  Prometheus statue NBC News  home of WNBC 4 New York NBC Experience Store  Why yes, a bit of money might have been spent here ;)
Radio City Music Hall  home of the Rockettes show Rockefeller Center  Entrance to 'Top of the Rock' Rockefeller Center  Interior ... fancy light Rockefeller Center  and the light from above :)
Top of the Rock  Statue of Liberty ... in the distance Top of the Rock  views over New York, including the Empire State Building Top of the Rock  Globe/aerial at the Top of the Rock Top of the Rock  Globe/aerial at the Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock  Lower observation deck from the top deck Top of the Rock  Binoculars/viewer on top of Rockefeller Center for a better view of Central Park Top of the Rock  me and views towards the Empire State Building Top of the Rock  me and Central Park
Top of the Rock  Empire State Building Top of the Rock  ... and even closer Top of the Rock  views over New York Top of the Rock  from the top looking down
Top of the Rock  and from the top looking up :) Top of the Rock  now getting the lift back down Christmas decorations  in an office pool Christmas decorations  and toy soldiers at the door
Radio City Music Hall  celebrating 85 years of the Rockettes show Trump Tower  ... OTT, cold and odd, like the person who built it ... Time Warner Center  viewed from Columbus Circle Candy Cane
Apple Store  with a very long queue to get in! Apple Store  me on the other side if the queue FAO Schwartz  and a huge queue to get in here too, so I couldn't get my Muppet! :( Carnegie Hall  Back to the Carnegie Hall today for a tour
Carnegie Hall  Breguet clock was modeled after the pocket watch of the 18th century firm’s own founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet Carnegie Hall  Carnegie Hall’s Morse Lobby Carnegie Hall  View of the stage from the first tier Carnegie Hall  Museum at the end of the tour
Carnegie Hall  Views of the building of the Hall Carnegie Hall  Plans to demolish the Carnegie Hall and replace it with a tower. Luckily objections meant this was scrapped Carnegie Hall  Views of the renovations and additions to the Hall Carnegie Hall  Wall of albums recorded at the Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall  ... and more albums Carnegie Hall  Leonard Bernstein's conducting baton Carnegie Hall  Signed Judy Garland programme Carnegie Hall  Judy Garland and The Beatles on the Carnegie Hall stage
Carnegie Hall  Programme for Maria Callas concert which was her last before her death and Ella Fitzgerald's glasses and Carnegie Hall concert album Carnegie Hall  Signed Pavarotti programme Carnegie Hall  Signed Liza Minnelli programme Carnegie Hall  Carnegie Hall museum
Time Square  M&M World Time Square Time Square  Billy Ray Cyrus in Chicago? WTAF?! Time Square
Time Square Time Square Time Square Time Square
Time Square Avenue of the Americas Rockefeller Center  NBC Studio Tour Top of the Rock  back for sunset views ... but not so much ...
topoftherock16  it's very foggy ... topoftherock17  ... very very foggy ... topoftherock18 topoftherock19
Top of the Rock Top of the Rock Top of the Rock Top of the Rock  getting darker and the lights are all starting to come on
Top of the Rock  looking down on New York Top of the Rock  Sun is going down, and I have a theatre show to get to :) Rockefeller Center  and Christmas tree Rockefeller Center  Swarovski Crystal star
MetLife Building  along Park Avenue Empire State building from 47th Street   starts dancing  ... #Come and meet those dancing feet, on the avenue I'm taking you to, 47th Street" ... what? 42nd? Bugger! ...  starts walking Belasco Theatre  to see "Golden Boy" starring Yvonne Strahovsk Belasco Theatre  "Golden Boy" show poster after the show
Belasco Theatre  "Golden Boy" production information Belasco Theatre  Yvonne Strahovski and Jo after "Golden Boy" Rockefeller Center  and Jo :) No I've still not mastered working a camera, she made a friend waiting for Yvonne ;) NBC Experience Store  with Jimmy Fallon window display
Pod Hotel  a nice basic hotel, served us well for our quick 2 night stay :) And back for a quick nights sleep before an early start for our flight home ... great trip :)