Hey. Just from the title “favorite place in the world” you might expect some moving article about how my favorite place in the world is wherever I am with my family/boyfriend/girlfriend/friends or whatever but Nah. My favorite place is a popular tourist attraction located in New York City – Top of the Rock.
I visited this place 2 years ago, 20 July 2016. I spend summer in America traveling and basically having the best time ever. You can read about my time in New York City and what I did there to make me fall in love with the city in this article HERE.
For those of you who are not familiar with this attraction – it’s a 70 floors high skyscraper in New York City and the highest floor has a 360-degree city view deck available for tourists.
Why Top of the Rock?
It’s so mainstream, every fashion/travel/food/or whatever blogger took pictures there and you can find tons of same style photographs on Instagram. It’s not quite expensive (30-36$ depending on season and time) to get there and it’s always so crowded up there.
Well – for me – the beauty lies in the fact that so many people consider this place beautiful and worth taking a shot and memorizing forever.
All of the people who were there at that same moment saw the same breathtaking sunset as I did – as we were there in times from 6-9 pm. Pink sky turning darker and city lights turning on. Unforgettable.
Everything looks better from the distance.
To see this huge city layout in front of me. Six million people living their life right under my sight. 6 million stories. Even more problems but it seem so small from up far.
A strong sense of privacy hit me once I realized my whole country Slovakia has the same amount of people as NYC.
Privacy? In 6 million cities?
Hell yes. There is a very low chance you’re gonna randomly meet the same people every day. The a very low chance that this person would recognize you or your family as a small town-people in a place I grew up in.
Not that your action doesn’t matter. It’s just there is so much going on in a big city. Focus change so don’t take it too seriously.
I’m just a sucker for big cities with high buildings, grey color, tons of people, tourists blocking the way, flashing lights from cameras, different languages, places to see.
Ever-changing never boring.
New York left the biggest impression on me.
The moment of peace and strange life fullness I felt sitting on some stony pole at 70 floors of Rockefeller center watching the sunset over New York City. A city that never sleeps convinced me that this is my all-time favorite place in the world.
I have not traveled as much as I want to yet. But I’ve been blessed with more than most of the people and no other place made me feel so fine like Top of the Rock – NYC
Thank you for your attention