Tribute in Light 2010 (Top of the Rock)

This image showcases the Empire State Building with the Tribute in Light in the background. The image was taken from the Top of the Rock which is located at the top of the GE Building (Rockefeller Center).

The observation deck named “Top of the Rock” reopened to the public in November 2005 after undergoing a $75 million renovation. The Top of the Rock had been closed since 1986.

The GE Building was known as the RCA Building until 1988, it is most famous for housing the headquarters of the television network NBC. At 850 feet, the GE Building which is  a 70-story building is the 9th tallest building in New York City. Its address is 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (Source: Wikipedia- GE Building)


Top of the Rock

Tribute in Light 2010 (Brooklyn Bridge Park)

This image was taken on September 11, 2010 from the Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn around 7:50pm. The upward lights shining high from Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge is the Tribute in Light. Each beam of light represents a tower from the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

The Tribute in Light first ran as a temporary installation from March 11 to April 14, 2002. The Tribute in Light was launched again in 2003 to mark the second anniversary of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center. As of 2010,  the Tribute in Light has been repeated every year on September 11. In 2009 it was confirmed that the Tribute in Light would continue through to the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks in 2011. (Source: Wikipedia- Tribute in Light)

The Brooklyn Bridge Park is located on the Brooklyn waterfront of the East River. It is located north of the Brooklyn Bridge and sits between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge. The views of both bridges are fantastic. According to the Brooklyn Bridge Park website:  “Brooklyn Bridge Park is often referred to as the “Main Street Lot” because it used to be a parking lot! The city now manages this park area and playground. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy oversees other nearby Brooklyn waterfront locations.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Main Street Lot is operated by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

Personal Statement:

Many, many thanks goes out to Fred of Foto Care. Foto Care is located in NYC and from their website:

“At Foto Care, we are extremely passionate about photography but even more passionate about the lifelong journey that photographers embark on. We will do absolutely everything we can to support that journey.”

This is a very truthful statement.


Brooklyn Bridge Park

Wikipedia- Tribute in Light

Bronx Whitestone Bridge

The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River and connects the boroughs of Queens and The Bronx via Interstate 678. The bridge was designed by Othmar Ammann and opened to traffic with four lanes on April 29, 1939.(Info from
Photography from Francis Lewis Park and a nearby dead end street. The top 2 images were taken on: 4/8/2008. The bottom image was taken the day before on: 4/7/2008.

Breezy Point, NY 9/11 Memorial

Info about the Breezy Point 9/11 Memorial:
Permanent wooden walkway and platform on the Rockaway bayside. Platform contains 29 glass etchings for each of the Breezy Point community members lost on 9/11. Next to it is a cross shaped piece of steel from the World Trade Center.
Info about the photo:
I took this photo it seemed in complete darkness. I used my cellphone for light to see the camera controls. Parking is closed at Breezy Point as nearly all parking is behind locked gates for residents. I parked in a visitor lot that was about a 10 minute walk from the Breezy Point Memorial. The Memorial can be seen from the roadway.

Highway 50- Nevada

U.S. Route 50 (US 50) is a transcontinental highway in the United States, stretching from Sacramento, California in the west to Ocean City, Maryland on the east coast. The Nevada portion crosses the center of state and was named The Loneliest Road in America by Life magazine in July 1986. (Source:


I crossed into Nevada at night. I turned the car around and shined the car headlights onto the Utah Welcome. I did feel welcome and had an enjoyable stay. Now I was in Nevada and closer to my destination- San Francisco, California.