NYC Travel Blog: Part 2, Tour of Rockefeller Center

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Rockefeller Center Photographers

Having finished lunch, we walked upstairs to take a whirlwind tour of Rockefeller Center. As we climbed the stairs we were met with a sea of photographers. No, it wasn’t us that’s famous, it’s the place.

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Wisdom Light and Sound, 30 Rockefeller Center New York City #1, Sepia

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Wisdom Light and Sound, 30 Rockefeller Center New York City #2, Color

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Wisdom Light and Sound, 30 Rockefeller Center New York City #3, Dream

At 30 Rockefeller Center is one of my favorite artworks in the city. It epitomizes everything that is Deco to me, with it’s use of repetitive curves and sharp angles. It is sculpted bas-relief sculpture of Lee Lawrie’s “Wisdom, Light and Sound”. The Giant hovers over you as you enter the building somehow protecting you.

Rockefeller Center Shadows, New York City
30 Rockefeller Center Shadows, New York City

Rockefeller Center, New York City, May 10, 2005
Rockefeller Center, New York City, May 10, 2005

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Rockefeller Center, New York City, May 10, 2005

Street Scenes in front of 30 Rockefeller Center.

Ism-Triptych Humanism - Catholicism - Capitalism
Ism-Triptych Humanism – Catholicism – Capitalism

Lee Lawrie’s Atlas stands on America’s most trendy and expensive commercial thoroughfare facing the Holy St. Patrick’s Cathedral, one block from Versace. Humanism faces off with Catholicism and Capitalism all within 1 block. That’s what makes a city a city.

PS, the Visual Merchandiser at Versace is working on a window that features Madonna in the background in their fabulous and famous current ad campaign.

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John Stringfellow

My name is John Stringfellow. I love New Jersey and I publish BestofNJ.com. I’m the writer, editor, photographer head geek and go-fer here. I’ve lived a lot of places since I left Alabama in 1977; Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Illinois, New York, Florida and South Carolina. Those are all great places, but none of them compare to New Jersey. Here in this land sandwiched between New York City and Philadelphia, lies a place of incredible beauty, fascinating history and incredible cultural diversity. For beauty, I’ve got the beaches of Sandy Hook, LBI and Cape May to the South and the mountains, lakes and rivers of Sussex.

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