This week’s photo challenge is “On Display” from Amy at the World is a Book. Since it is the holiday season, I focused on the display of Christmas in New York City. Check out Amy’s page for other creative interpretations! Amy, Tina, Ann-Christine, and Patti are the best!
As mentioned in a previous post, Christmas is my favorite time of the year. The lights of the tree and all the kitschy decorations, finding the perfect gift for a loved one, taking an amazing trip somewhere, or staying home for a few weeks – all fill me up!
This year, I was fortunate to spend a week in New York City – it was glorious. NYC is sooo much fun this time of the year. Midtown Manhattan is where most of the magical Christmas lights, window displays etc. exist. With this in mind, it means you are literally going to be tit to elbow with 1 million of your closest friends at any given time. I feel sorry for the residents of this part of town…it must be slightly annoying.
Here’s the thing, Midtown isn’t my preference at Christmas as huge crowds make me nuts. UGH. So, I spent just enough time (literally 10 minutes) in this area to snap a few pictures and run away as fast as I could. I missed out on a ton of window displays and other sparkling decorations, but I think I’m good with that – I have seen it all before.
The only thing that is sort of a bummer, is that I am watching CBS Sunday and I find that Nordstrom opened a new store in the area…..the kicker is they have a bar in the shoe department. I am pretty sure my girlfriends and I would have had a blast with that. Oh well, there is always next time.
Ok – here goes with my submission for the Challenge!
The icon of Christmas – The Tree at Rockefeller Center! I do absolutely love this soo very much. The trip would not be complete without braving the crowds to see this.
A couple of snaps running away from Midtown…..The Rockettes show is one of the best – we didn’t see it this time, but I have before. It is definitely a wonderful show – I was skeptical the first time around.
We stayed down south in Tribeca…..One day I went exploring and came across a really nice shopping center called the Brookfield Place in the World Financial Center – across the street from the World Trade Center. They had a really cool luminary display with hundreds of lanterns that changed colors throughout the day.
And lastly, my friends and I spent some time tracking down some of the best Christmas bars in the City. I swear it was just like a treasure hunt. We explored the Lower East Side, the Meatpacking District and the West Village. I think we found some goodies and had a blast toasting to a great year ahead!
All in all, NYC did not disappoint with the Christmas displays in all kinds of creative ways.
Cheers to a great holiday season for ALL!! Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa – whatever means most to you.
My heart is full.
….i choose this….