Christmas in New York

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Old 09-27-09, 04:20 PM
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Christmas in New York

Last year my wife and I flew up to New York for a long weekend right before Christmas. We timed it perfectly and was treated to a beautiful city decorated for the holidays.

The first night was mostly getting into the city, into the hotel room and finding some good pizza for dinner.



 
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The next morning we took the subway down to Century 21 so my wife cound do some bargain shopping.



Not much into clothes shopping I was not in the store 30 seconds before "suggesting" that we meet back at the hotel. Soon I was back on the subway heading to B&H to do some camera shopping. It was a gray day when I went into B&H and I was greated by big snowflakes when I came out of the store. The Empire State and snow staring to fall. The magic was just beginning.

 
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Later that afternoon the snow was really coming down. Grand Central Terminal was getting a frosty white coating.



 
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Old 09-27-09, 04:42 PM
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A patriotic shot of a FDNY station.



And what would New York be without garbage


covered in snow.
 
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New York in the snow. What to do... Why, go to Central Park of course.





 
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As you can tell by the pictures I stayed mostly in the southern end of the park.



I loved all the statues covered in snow.



 
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Yet another beautiful scene.



I cannot beleive that more people were not out. The park was very quiet. How often can you be in a major city and not see anyone?



I did find a bit of wildlife however.

 
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The light was really cool later that evening so we went for a walk about looking at the city.





 
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very nice! Thank you for sharing.
 
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If you ever though "it's the last Saturday night before Christmas... Let's go to Macy's" DON'T DO IT ! Every floor looked like this. Hardley any room to move everywhere you went. Lines for the restrooms were several hundred people long. There were some nice prices on ornaments and decorations.

 
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I know you've all been wondering why there are not any decorations. Well here they are:

I'll jump right in with "the tree" at Rockafeller Plaza.



That's real snow on these trees.



 
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Old 09-28-09, 05:33 AM
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My wife dragged me all over the city to look at ALL the store windows. That alone would fill a full thread.

The Polar Express popped into mind when I saw this.









 
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