Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Summer Vacation / New York City Day 4

Day 4 was a Sunday and Victor was working another double. We decided to head into the city and go to mass at Saint Patrick Cathedral. It was a beautiful service in an amazingly beautiful church.
We got out of mass just in time to head down the street to Radio City Music Hall to see Cirque De Soleil Zarkana. I had never seen anything like it before. I loved it.

Obviously, we were there a little early. The funniest thing happened. The people sitting next to us were the same people who sat in front of us at mass. We took their picture and they took ours. Unfortunately, ours turned out blurry. They kept announcing that there was to be no flash phototgraphy during the show. I went and talked to our usher and asked if you were allowed to take pictures if you didn't use a flash. She was pretty funny. She said she wouldn't say that I could take non flash pictures. She also said she wouldn't say that I couldn't. She asked where I was sitting and I showed her and she smiled. I asked if she would stop me if I just took a few pictures. She didn't answer and smiled. I knew what she was saying.

Here is a shot of a few of the characters before the show really got started. Once the show really got going, I was so enthralled, I forgot to take any more pictures. The show was that good. It was like nothing I had ever seen before.

Saturday when we bought our NBC tour tickets, they included a pass for Top of the Rock. We decided this was the perfect day to use them, so headed across the street.

Up we go!

How is that for a great view of the city?

And another.

Looking down from the top deck.

You know where we ended up. Times Square, of course. This older gentleman was doing his own take on Naked Cowboy. At least that is what he thought. He was getting a little angry because people didn't want to have their picture taken with him.

After only having a hot dog at Radio City, we were starving by now. We decided to go to Hard Rock Cafe. It was a fun place with good food.

These are the suits that the Beatles wore on the Ed Sullivan Show.

This thing was huge and a little goofy.

So...this ends Day 4. Day 5 was about 15 hours long, so be ready to spend a little time.


  1. I love the view from the top of Rock!! It was one of our favorite places when we visited NYC! Loving your pictures of the people...they are such a colorful group of people! Can't wait for Day 5

  2. Another exciting day. How great that you were able to go to Mass at such a beautiful Cathedral. That naked skinny guy looked pitiful...no wonder people didn't want their picture with him. LOL. Those city views are breathtaking. How awesome to see the Beatles suits up close...and that Sun guy is a hoot!


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