NYC – Empire State Building

I’m struggling to believe that this trip to NYC was in April and it’s now the middle of August! Apologies for not getting these final Big Apple posts up sooner. They’ve been in my drafts whilst other posts and collaborations took priority. But I’m persevering with getting the last few out over the next week.

This trip to NYC was so memorable to both myself and Ollie. It was our first holiday together and we honestly had such an incredible time. I didn’t get to travel a lot last year, I went away for a long weekend to Lisbon with Emily, which was wonderful. But as my passion and knowledge for photography grew over that year I was seriously itching to get on a plane and explore new and well loved places with my camera. I have been extremely lucky to have travelled a lot this year. Two trips I am yet to even post about, but are coming very soon. My trip to Lisbon with Google and the gorgeous Isabella, and a photo diary from my long weekend to Valencia with Emily. I also have two trips booked for September, I can’t wait till I can tell you more about those, I am really excited for both!

I seem to have wandered off track, I’ve got caught up thinking about what an incredible year this has been so far. Heading back to NYC. We actually ended up having two tickets to the Empire State Building. Our second visit was during golden hour, one of my favourite times of day. Seeing the city from that height with a golden glow is breathtaking. The observation deck is a complete wind tunnel, so prepare for your best windswept pose. Admiring the views of such an incredible city, we’d fallen in love with, we headed back to East Village for the evening. We went to Katz’s Delicatessen for dinner, somewhere which had been on our check list since we booked the trip! I’ll be coming back to Katz in my NYC Foodie post, coming soon. With so many things to see and do in NYC, I’d love to know what your favourite NYC landmark is?

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NYC – Empire State Building

New York, the city that never sleeps! Well unless you’ve got jet-lag and a quick nap turns into a a few hours and you wake up at 10pm, oops! Well that’s what happened to us on our first full day in the city, after exploring all day which you may have seen in my previous posts. Yet another reason to love New York, not that you needed any further convincing, the subway operates 24hrs, hurrah! London when will this become a thing?! We headed to a Mexican restuarant on our street for dinner and then caught the subway up to the Empire State Building.

If you haven’t visited the iconic landmark previously, I’m not sure anything can prepare you for the sheer scale of the building itself. Let alone the incredible views from the 86th floor observatory. Surprisingly, much to my amazement, it was pretty empty when we went, meaning no queues and no waiting for a spot to look over at the view. It was so cool for us to spend midnight at the observatory and soak up the hum and buzz of the city below.

Check out my previous posts from New York here.


  1. May 9, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Your photos are amazing!! (:

    • May 10, 2016 / 1:01 pm

      Thank you Jenifer, so glad you liked the post!

    • May 10, 2016 / 1:02 pm

      Ahh that is so kind of you Ariadna! Thank you for checking this post out 🙂

  2. May 10, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Amazing photos, hope you had a great time x

    Millie x

    • May 11, 2016 / 7:41 pm

      Thanks Millie! We had the most incredible time 🙂 x

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