It's amazing how different a place looks at night. The sun began to set at around 5pm in New York, bathing the buildings in a beautiful golden light, which reflected off the glass windows of the tall skyscrapers, creating a magical atmosphere. Then, bit by bit, the lights inside the buildings would become more prominent, and before we knew it, it would be nighttime and all the buildings would be lit up. We tried not to stay out too late in areas we were unfamiliar with, but walking through Times Square, past Madison Square Garden, Chrysler Building, the Grand Public Library and Grand Central Station was simply magical. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be waiting in line for ice skating at the Rockefeller Center. The Christmas Tree situated between the rink and the Rockefeller building was the most incredible one I have ever seen! There was also a light show on the other side of the street, with music playing and echoing through the square, and of course the small garden filled with magical Christmas decorations.
Whilst waiting in line for ice skating, we witnessed a marriage proposal on the ice rink! It was so beautiful, and a crowd of two maybe three hundred people awwing and cheering the newly engaged couple as they skated around the empty ice rink! We also bought tickets for "Top of the Rock", where we could admire the city skyline from atop of the Rockefeller Center building... It was quite overwhelming, seeing all of these famous landmarks for the first time at such a height: the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, the Manhattan Bridge and of course the Statue of Liberty, just visible on the horizon! Here is a collection of pictures we took during our time there!