29.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 26 °C
Today is our last full day in NYC, we made our way to midtown to celebrated this beautiful city with a tour of a classic NYC Icon, "Radio City Hall'.
This atmosphere of this building is classic NYC 1930's and 1940's, it is art deco - the same style as the Chrysler Building, The Empire State Building and many of the surrounding buildings of the area. From the foyer to the bathrooms - it was beautiful. We hope you enjoy the building through our eyes/photo's.
The theatre was designed to look like the sunrise, it is very beautiful.
The foyer above.
Above is the 'ladies lounge' or the bathroom. I could just imagine the classic actresses such as Judy Garland and Grace Kelly in here with their long dresses powdering their noses.
Above is the 'mens lounge' - the top photo's. The bottom photo's are of the elevator with Canadian maple wood panelling.
The Rockettes wall of fame has images from across the years, including the famous Christmas Spectacular toy soldiers dance. This image is panelled across the decades.
The suite below was where 'Roxy' the man who designed and opened the theatre lived. It is displayed and kept as close to the original, no one can use the furniture (even to touch), however the room can be rented out - Donald Trump has done this. The book shown has been signed by all performing artists that have ever performed at Radio City Hall.
One last look around the Rockefeller centre!
Our final treat is to take a handsome cab ride around Central Park, we saw some pretty sights on our way.
Mum and Joan decided to head back uptown, pack and get organised for our trip to Washington DC tomorrow, I had a few more corners of New York City I wanted to explore......... so here they are.
Some Halloween decorations beginning around the city.......
Serendipity - from my favourite movie ever - for their famous frozen hot chocolate!
Union Square, Washington Square park and Gramercy Park - this park is a private park, open only to those living in neighbouring streets with a key.
These are the streets you would need to live in to access the park.
The Flatiron building, which I found out is not named this because it is shaped like a Flatiron, it is because the shape of the buildings creates a wind tunnel - if you held your clothes out, the wind would blow the creases right out!
I then wandered in Central Park to visit Bow Bridge and the Jacquie Kennedy Reservoir.
I will be sad to leave this city that I love, it is full of energy, grit and grunt, history and familiarity.