Francine In Retirement
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TAGGED: “R” FOR ROCKEFELLER CENTER

During this trip to NYC we made a stop at Rockefeller Center and took pictures of the city from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck.  Below are some of my photos from the plaza, lobby, and the Observation Deck.  I hope you enjoy them.

PLAZA OF ROCKEFELLER CENTER

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Called “Human Nature,” the exhibition is made up of nine colossal stone figures that weigh up to 30,000 pounds each!  The slabs of bluestone came from my home state of Pennsylvania.  The stone surfaces were kept as they were found, revealing quartz veins, wind marks and other erosion from the elements. The unpolished, untreated surfaces are a stark contrast to the man-made architectural icons that surround their placement.

The nine stone statues stand around Rockefeller Center’s entrance plaza.  Each appears like an ancient sentry, the rocks arranged in figure like forms that guard the plaza. Ranging between 16 and 20 feet, they allow visitors to walk around or even through them and feel dwarfed by their gigantic size. They also offer a contrast between the viewer and their own human form, and reinforce how living in a big city like New York can make a person feel incredibly small. 

LOBBY OF ROCKEFELLER CENTER

TOP OF THE ROCK OBSERVATION DECK

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14 Responses to “TAGGED: “R” FOR ROCKEFELLER CENTER”

  1. wowee … what incredible views over the city and central park! i love those rough sculptures too francine, and the dramatic art works in the lobby! a brilliant post as usual 🙂

  2. Great post, Francine! 30,000 pounds each, that’s incredible!

  3. What an incredible place, Still way up on my bucket list 😀

  4. With sentinels like that, the message is clear: Don’t mess with Rock Center! Great post, Francine. Thanks for sharing.

  5. You’re rockin’ it Francine! I enjoyed seeing your R post. Nice!

  6. What a wonderful experience to visit here.

  7. How wonderful that the bluestone came from your state.

  8. Francine – Cool shots! I just returned from there!

  9. Rockefeller Center “exhibition is made up of nine colossal stone figures that weigh up to 30,000 pounds each…” = great! Kind of Stonehenge or Easter Island sculptures …

  10. I thought of Easter Island too! Love those sculptures and what the signify.

  11. It’s like a NY-based Easter Island.

  12. […] A fellow blogger, Francine was recently in New York and has a lot of great information about them here at her […]

  13. Someday I’d LOVE to go there!


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