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Sunday, September 03, 2006

North

I love vistas, views and heights and Manhattan is a great place for such interests. This photo was taken from the top of Rockefeller Center looking north. The green expanse is of course Central Park. The open field on the lower left is Sheep Meadow - a popular and wonderful area for relaxing. The body of water just above it is the Lake (see two previous posts here). The other large body of water is the Reservoir which has a walking /jogging trail around it - the open field below it is the Great Lawn, the complex to the right is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The buildings flanking the park on the left is Central Park West, on the right is Fifth Ave. If you want to investigate further, here is a great online site which has two interactive maps of Central Park, one of them an aerial photo. I found the large slab building on the lower right blocking the view quite obtrusive - this is the Solow Building at 9 W. 57th Street, apparently one of the most controversial buildings in Midtown - surprising, isn't it? :)

5 comments:

Ame said...

Great shot! Very informative post too! (=

olivier said...

Superbe photo et superbe vue, c'est la vue qui m'a le plus impressionné quand je suis monté au Top Of Rock

Laurence said...

WHAOU !!! What a beautiful view !
I am from France and I find your blog very instructive to read, and beautiful to watch, It is a really good surprise everyday ! Congratulations !

Curly said...

What a fantastic viewpoint Brian! Wow!

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Sally said...

Breathtaking!