Up in the Air

You can count on a bunch of new, nostalgic posts about New York this week as I wrap up and reflect on my time there before I start a new (and final!) school year. This post is here to satisfy Ruth, who asked me if I was going to put this experience in my blog. Well of course! She introduced me to a whole new perspective on New York – 100 feet up in the air. But I also liked the photos from that night, so this is sort of my chance to brag as well 😀

All these pictures were taken in the Financial District. Below, you can see the Brooklyn Bridge spanning the East River.

new york night photography roof

I was graced with this breathtaking view around twilight.

And then I took another photo later that night when the sky got darker and turned this weird purplish hue:

new york city brooklyn bridge night

I did something similar on Fourth of July when I took photos of the city at different times while the sun set. Here’s another “time lapse:”

new york city night photography chrysler

You can spot the Chrysler building allll the way back in the distance!

new york city night photo

Another view during “purple hour.” Yes, I just made that term up.

Notice the ship sailing on the river. How awesome would that have been? A party ship?!

ships in the night new york

A surprising view:

streets financial district night photo

I’ve never seen the city’s streets look so empty.

new york buildings night

buildings new york night

I’m glad that in my last week here (Aug. 12) I completed a bucketlist item, which was to see New York from a roof at night. In contrast to the one rooftop bar I visited, this place was even better – better view, less people (it was only us up there that night), and freeee 😉 I had a fun night with my girls! Thanks Ruth!

What are some other places where you can see a cool view of New York? Bars, rooftops, your penthouse??!

Thanks for reading!

P.S. Read more: Brooklyn Bridge at Night, From Way Up Here


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