One of my favorite places in New York City is Rockefeller Center. During any kind of weather and at any time of day, it’s always bustling with activity. I enjoy it whether I’m just walking by, having lunch, or stopping to take in whatever’s happening there at the time. I’ve seen TV segments and movies being filmed, listened to live music and people-watched in the plaza. I was there this past week and felt the same excitement that I did on my first visit to Manhattan many years ago.
On that first trip, I had been in New Jersey on business and took the train from Newark into the city to meet an associate for brunch at Rockefeller Center. There was a light snow falling as we enjoyed champagne and Eggs Benedict while watching skaters on the ice rink just outside the window. I only had a few hours in the city that day and Rockefeller Center was a highlight. It left me craving to spend more time there and I feel very lucky that I’ve been able to do that.
No trip to New York City is complete without visiting Rockefeller Center! I love the way you captured all of the colorful flags–it looks like a really blustery day!
Thanks, Michael — yes, it was a blustery day. I love that kind of day in NYC, but I think people there are ready for spring!
Cool, I love the wind blowing flags…But it looks freezing.
Thanks! It was definitely cold. Just the day before the temps were in the high 70’s and I had dinner outside!
It’s quite a city huh? I grew up in northwest NJ and NYC is quite a beautiful place, the skating rink in Central Park is quite nice too.
I do love NYC! You’re right about the Central Park rink being beautiful, too. I’ve never skated at either of them, but will try to do it next year — would be so much fun!
Fabulous shot Cathy. I’ve been to NYC a few times, and have always loved the city.
Thanks for posting to Travel Photo Thursday.
Thanks, Nancie — it’s a city like no other, I think!
Can we find the flags of all the countries in the world there? Hmmmm… Great sharing and nice shot! 🙂
Good question, Jorie. You got me curious so I looked it up. Here’s what Wikipedia says:
“At street level, the plaza has about 200 flagpoles. At varying intervals, the flags of United Nations member countries, the flags of United States states and territories, or various decorative and seasonal flags are flown; during U.S. holidays, every flagpole carries the Flag of the United States.”
Super job capturing the colors, buildings, sky and motion effect of the flage !
Thanks for the compliment, Mike!
Great photo! I love it here to at hte Rockefeller Centre, especially when the ice rink is set up! Did you know that they have ice skating on the first level of the Eiffel Tower – you could have done it last December!!!
Oh, I would love to skate at the Eiffel Tower! Maybe next year……
I’ve never been to New York but just love the idea of sitting with champagne and eggs benedict at the Rockefeller centre while watching the world go by! 🙂
It was a very nice way to spend some time. I think a lot of my favorite memories involved food and drink in wonderful places.
Lovely photo, gives the idea of an international atmosphere 🙂
Thanks, Angela. After reading Jorie’s comment above, I looked up info. about the flags. Definitely an international atmosphere there!
Beautiful picture 🙂
Great picture – love the movement in the flags.
Thanks, Robin – there was a lot of movement in those flags that day! Lucky to capture it, though.
I get that feeling when I go to New York, too! Always wanted to see the Empire State Bldg and Flatiron Bldg. Then I found out they were right next to each other. Such amazing bldgs there…the rock, Chrysler Bldg, Grand Central Station. I spent a rainy weekend there a few years ago. Thought I wouldn’t want to go back after that weekend of closed subways and a missed flight due to flooding. But I’m ready to go back! Soon!
I’ve always wanted to skate at the Rock. Maybe one day? Thanks for the photo!
Flags are so tough to capture, nice work!
I love NYC too – though my limit is about 4 days and then I feel like a rat kept in a cage. Great photo of Rockefeller Square. I can feel the energy. And it’s been a few years so I’m ready for another NYC fix.
NYC has that effect on people, I think — when you’re away for a while, you need a fix!
This is a great shot! Love the motion in the flags…
Oh wow. This sounds so unbearably cool – “There was a light snow falling as we enjoyed champagne and eggs benedict while watching skaters on the ice rink just outside the window.”
Like Breakfast at Tiffany’s but… not. Perhaps even cooler. Love the imagery Catherine. Thanks.
Thank you so much for your kind comment. When I’m in NYC, I sometimes feel like like I’m living in a movie!
Great pic! It’s been too long since I visited NY – definitely time to return 🙂