Last revised: November 12, 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Rock Center Cafe

After our 'Top of the Rock' experience we went across the street for a late-night dinner...

I'm not sure of the significance of the sculpture of Prometheus, but according to Greek mythology, PROMETHEUS was the Titan god of forethought and crafty counsel who was entrusted with the task of moulding mankind out of clay. His attempts to better the lives of his creation brought him into direct conflict with Zeus. According to many ancient sources, Prometheus is credited with -- or blamed for -- playing a pivotal role in the early history of humankind.

The pedestal represents the earth and the circle containing the signs of the zodiac represents the heavens.

A side note: In 1982, The Prometheus Society was founded by a philosopher to promote fellowship among individuals with extremely high intelligence and is six hundred times more selective than Mensa.

Anyway - the sculpture of Prometheus is prominent at the Rock Center Cafe, and we were given a table very near the sculpture and waterfall with ever-changing colored lights.

Of course there was no ice skating rink in May, but I found this photo of how the Rock
Center Cafe changes in Winter. (I skated on this rink over 50 years ago and still recall
this fun experience.)

"The Exciting City That Never Sleeps!"

Another fun day in the 'Big Apple', as we walked back to our hotel to plan tomorrow's adventure!

     NBC Studios Tour    

This special backstage tour of major TV network's studios was fun, but probably a bit overrated. We watched a 30-minute movie of the history of NBC from being the first permanent radio network in 1926, through the transition to Television along with special milestones along the way. 

We also visited the sets of 'Saturday Night Live', 'Dr. Oz', and the set of 'Brian William's Nightly News'.

Two volunteers were taped: one sitting at Brian's desk and reading a teleprompter and another acting as a weather person.

The tour ended with photos available for purchase at the NBC Experience Store.


Our next stop was a coffee shop on the corner, just down the street from NBC Studios. (Karen can always find a good bakery and coffee shop.) This one was called "Magnolia Bakery" and it was OK to have a 'lemon square pastry' along with our coffee, because we knew we'd walk it off during the day... We walked up 5th Ave. to 50th St to St. Patrick's.

Last revised: November 12, 2011

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