In July 2005, Rachelle and I paid a visit to the Empire State Building.
I was standing at the intersection of Broadway, Avenue of the Americas and 34th Street when I took this photo.
This is just inside the building at the Fifth Avenue entrance near the area where the line to the 86th floor begins.
After spending an hour or so in line, we made it to the 86th floor Observation Deck. Unfortunately for us, it was rainy, which made for poor viewing conditions. However, it was still incredible. This photo is facing south, looking at Downtown Manhattan.
Here’s a photo of the West Side. Macy’s is along the lower right hand side, and Madison Square Garden is the circular building (mostly) obscured from view on the left.
The corner of Broadway and 34th Street in front of Macy’s, where I took this photo.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade is televised from the green strip of road in front of the store.
Another view of Macy’s.
Here’s a close-up of the only part of Madison Square Garden that was visible to us.
The Queen Mary 2 was in town. We drove past it on the way into the city. It is a big ship.
I have no idea what is in this photo. I just recall that I was looking north.
This is another view looking northwards. Central Park is barely visible in the distance.
Here’s the top of the Chrysler Building.
This is a view of the East Side skyline with the Chrysler, Metlife and the United Nations buildings.
Another photo of the East Side.
Lastly, this is a close-up of the United Nations building.