December 12, 2013

Manhattan all decked out for Christmas




The building with the scaffolding is St. Patricks which no one in their right mind would ever venture into this time of year...especially with all the scaffolding inside too...which of course one would not know unless they went inside.  Oy.









The windows, the windows!  Lots of video/media content this year which had us old school gals asking plaintively - where are the doll houses?  the wee villages?  the puppets?  Tiffanys had the fancy white mansions which were okay - but frankly, ever since their magnificent Fox windows a few years ago based on the Roald Dahl book turned movie, it all pales. 



 
loved the tribute to Al Hirschfeld windows...and right outside Rockefeller Center, Saks had a countdown ...which was exploding stars, dancers, ribbons, lots of glitz, and then this familiar looking guy popping out of a box.  Very fun. 




In between all this wandering about we hit up the children's book art exhibit at the NYPL and the Magritte exhibit at MOMA (can you say EXHAUSTED with me?) but that's another post this week...because here are the angels and the tree which is, of course, year after year, absurdly crowded and ridiculously touristy and yet amid all the crush and photo opps and clamour, it still is magical.







Did I get an extra shot in of the tree by accident?  Ah well, blogger makes it too hard to backtrack and besides...it's a short season.  A fun day bringing back memories of all the excursions in to the tree ("Let the Lady with the pram through!")  Enjoy all the lights and festivals you can.  Merry, merry.

6 comments:

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

How beautiful! I was just plotting to go next year to see the decorations. I may send your post to my friend to inspire her!

Cait O'Connor said...

What fabulous photo opportunities for you in Manhattan at Christmas and what fabulous photos you have produced.

Susan Moorhead said...

Thanks, Joan and Cait. It was a good kick-off to the season.

Pixel Peeper said...

Now I'm humming......city sidewalks, busy sidewalks....

Beautiful photos!

nan said...

Loved the photos! Love New York City! Nice post!!

Susan Moorhead said...

Thanks all, lucky to live near NYC.