A Travellerspoint blog

On Broadway......

overcast 26 °C
View Girls Trip on Auggiesfamily's travel map.

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'.

streets2.jpgstreets.jpg

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.

IMG_5794.jpg

The theatre was designed to look like the sunrise, it is very beautiful.

IMG_5821.jpg

IMG_5816.jpg

The foyer above.

Ladies_lounge.jpg

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.

mens_lounge.jpg

Above is the 'mens lounge' - the top photo's. The bottom photo's are of the elevator with Canadian maple wood panelling.

soldiers.jpg

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.

walls.jpg

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.

roxyroom.jpg

One last look around the Rockefeller centre!
Rockerfeller.jpgmixed.jpg

Our final treat is to take a handsome cab ride around Central Park, we saw some pretty sights on our way.

handsome_cab.jpg

central_park.jpg

CP2.jpg

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.......
4A1C277CB15476CC16107195D423F4C8.jpg

Serendipity - from my favourite movie ever - for their famous frozen hot chocolate!

Serendipity.jpg

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.
union_madison.jpggramercy.jpgstreets_of_grammercy.jpg
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!

Flatiron.jpg

I then wandered in Central Park to visit Bow Bridge and the Jacquie Kennedy Reservoir.

the_lake.jpg

CP4.jpg

CP3.jpg

bow_bridge.jpg

JOR1.jpg

JOR.jpg

IMG_5925.jpg

large_4A18257E0E28FE06B6840DFE4E562373.jpg

I will be sad to leave this city that I love, it is full of energy, grit and grunt, history and familiarity.

Posted by Auggiesfamily 19:09 Archived in USA

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint