Head in the Clouds

From St. Paul’s I headed for Brooklyn Bridge. My intention was to walk over and back, before heading towards Battery Park. That changed when I realised just how far it was to walk from the street to the bridge.

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My film knowledge let me down here too; I was going over the bridge looking for the spot where the famous bench scene from Manhattan was filmed. I looked with no luck, I googled it when I got back to my room and realised I was at the wrong bridge altogether. The scene was filmed at the Queensborough Bridge.

Once back in Manhattan I changed my plans and headed back into the main city. It was time to visit one of the iconic buildings of New York and America; The Empire State Building.

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I’ve now conquered my fear of heights, so getting out into the fresh air at height (this only applies to tourist attractions!) doesn’t bother me as it once did.

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As expected the views are tremendous. In the guide books it’s recommend to only visit one of the two tall viewing spots in New York; either Empire State or Top of the Rock.

I ignored that and did both. I bought a ticket for 10pm so that I would get some nighttime shots of the city. They are coming up soon.

Once down from the Empire State viewing platform, I walked north and towards Times Square to get the subway to the hotel, stopping on the way at the New York Library to be a picture of the original Winnie the Pooh toys in the children’s section.

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I rested for a little bit before heading back out to the Top of the Rock.

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I didn’t take many photos as I wasn’t sure how they’d come out. I was up there for about an hour or so just taking in the view, which was tremendous.