Manhattan’s skyline is one of New York City’s most iconic features and was probably one of the things I was most excited about when we started planning our trip.
New York is often presented as a city of skyscrapers, and I can’t really say my experience changed this impression. It truly is all about the heights! So much so that after my first day there, my neck ached from looking up so much!
But when there are so many cute details to see, you don’t really have much of a choice do you?The iconic Flatiron building is one of my personal favourites. Despite it being triangular, it seems flat due to skewed perspective. Pretty mouldings + optical illusion, how could I not be in love? Metal and glass giants everywhere…And some smaller, older buildings that are just as fascinating!You know what else is everywhere? Flags!From time to time, you’ll find one of those perfect spots where you can admire both & new mixing up together. No matter what city I’m in, I always find those juxtapositions fascinating. More flags (and some eye-shapped windows…)The iconic Empire State building (aka tourist hell)… I must say I’m not sure I get what the fuss is all about. Yes, it is a very tall building, but there’s really not much that’s so special about it, is there?Another passion of mine: reflections! I could stand there for hours watching stuff reflect in those bright, shiny buildings!Grand Central Terminal looking rather nice both from the outside…And from the inside!But my favourite of them all has to be the Chrystler building, with its elegant Art Deco roof!A bit of a shame we were not hungry while walking through Koreatown… I would have loved to try the dumplings those two lovely ladies were making!After a day of walking, we took a well deserved break on the roof of 230 Fifth, which prooved itself to be an ideal observation deck to admire the sun setting on that skyline we had been looking up at all day!
The Empire State doing its illuminated trick (a bit of a shame I didn’t have my camera the day of Pride Parade, as it was all rainbow-like!)
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend… and I’ll take mine in the form of buildings, thank you very much!And last but not least, the Chrystler building at its very best… My friend says it’s every New-Yorker’s favourite building, and once you’ve seen it at sunset, I suppose there’s no way back.
Do you like skyscrapers? Which one is your favourite?
6 thoughts on “NYC Day 1 – Midtown Manhattan & its iconic skyline”
Love the FlatIron building, I cant stop imagining what the end corner rooms are like!
Same for me! I couldn’t stop wondering how on Earth they managed to furnish those rooms!
I love the variety of architecture, especially the old and new right next to each other!
I love when this sort of things happen in a city. London’s old city is so pretty for that exact same reason!
I love looking at all different architecture, it’s fascinating and all tells a story of its own. Great post!
Thanks Leanne, couldn’t have said it better myself! Glad you enjoyed it!
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