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Up On The Roof

When I come home feelin' tired and beat
I go up where the air is fresh and sweet
I get away from the hustling crowd
And all that rat-race noise down in the street
On the roof, the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so



The lyrics from this famous Drifters song so eloquently epitomize the breakneck pace of the city and the elusive refuge that only seems to exist if one rises above it.

In capturing city scenes I've found the rooftops to be my favorite vantage point, and as the lyrics say, "On the roof it's peaceful as can be and there the world below can't bother me". Up there, unhurried, I can take the time to compose, focus and shoot the images my mind conjures...and the breeze whispers its approval.

This series of birds-eye views were all taken "from the heights", well above street level, during the day, at twilight and at evening.

More Midtown @ Night Expanded

More Midtown @ Night Expanded

From The Rittenhouse Roof, Philadelphia, PA

From The Rittenhouse Roof, Philadelphia, PA

New Brunswick From The Vue

New Brunswick From The Vue

JC Office Row

JC Office Row

The Heldrich

The Heldrich

Rectanbles @ Night

Rectanbles @ Night

Rooftops From Commercial

Rooftops From Commercial

Rittenhouse Square @ Night, Philadelphia, PA

Rittenhouse Square @ Night, Philadelphia, PA

Spring Street Building

Spring Street Building

Transamerica @ Sunset From Commerce Place

Transamerica @ Sunset From Commerce Place

Newport Towers

Newport Towers

Freedom Tower

Freedom Tower

View From Skyline

View From Skyline

RWJ Seen

RWJ Seen

Rittenhouse Dusk View

Rittenhouse Dusk View

On XIX Balcony

On XIX Balcony

West Street View

West Street View