Thursday, December 22, 2011

The City That Never Sleeps

Through the looking glass. Down the rabbit hole. Disneyland. New York City is all of these. Except the magic is for grown-ups. And it's for real.

Always exciting, day or night. Dazzling at Christmas.

Our first day we spend walking down Fifth Avenue without a plan until darkness. Window shopping and people watching. This is our first visit to the Big Apple during the holidays. Every Christmas movie I've ever seen set in NYC dances in my head. 

Tiffany's is doing a carousel theme this year. The windows have roundabout headers on the outside, and 3D dioramas inside.

Each window has a venetian mirror frame. So we are literally peering "through the looking glass."

I carefully coreographed all the spectators wearing black for this shot.  (*wink*wink)
I hope your Christmas is magical!
Ciao! for now!


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Bella said...

Hi J,
Well I am Jealous with a capital J!!!! Magic!!! The icicles on those belted building...ridiculouly gorgeous! Not to mention the Tiffany wonderland, the glittering snow and that little purple bauble the amazing silver bird is perched on....
I am glad to know you were the director of the black clothing, cause before I read it I thought geeeze it's Christmas wear some color people (I wear a black coat too though.... haha!!!)
I am glad to see you having an amazing trip!! and I am glad to be here snuggily at home watching all the pretty parts:-)

Julie Harward said...

LOL good job on the black outfits! We took our last two daughters to New York one year, we were there at Christmas, it was the most exciting vacation ever! I loved all the giant decorations all over the streets, and all the things we were able to go and do. :D

Sara said...

thanks for the memories!! We were there two weeks ago!! You got better shots than me!!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for bringing the magic to my mid-west living room recliner!

♫ MeRRy ChRIsTMaS ♫

A Cottage Muse said...

What a great idea Tiffanys had! Do I see my Christmas gift there...hee hee!
Merry Christmas!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh my, everything looks so magical. Merry Christmas.

Lady of the Woods said...

:D, I recognize the black clothing, its real folks, the people do wear mostly black as did I when I lived there. I grew up and played in New York. I got rid of my blacks when I moved to sunny Florida and went rainbow :D It is however, most gorgeous, unbelievably magical on 5th Ave for Xmas especially at night. All other times its ...let's just say, its not. Visiting of course is always interesting. Great pics!

Town and Country Gals said...

Thanks for taking us on such a magical tour of such a special city at Christmas! Your photos are gorgeous, makes me wish I was there!
Hope you are haveing a wonderful Holiday Season!
Merry Christmas

sylvia said...

so beautiful, enjoy the christmas,
big hug from norway

Divina Chita Brasil said...

Beautiful!! Merry christmas!!!

LadyV said...

I enjoyed seeing New york at christmastime through your lens...We visit there a lot (my in-laws live there) we didn't get to make the trip this year so I thoroughly enjoyed visiting vicariously through you.

Happy holidays and many blessings for a happy new year.

Tracy said...

I love NYC at Christmas, the decorations are amazing. Your pictures are wonderful, thanks for sharing them.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a magical post! All those beautiful lights and I loved the bow wrapped building!
Have a happy, cozy Merry Christmas!
♥ Jil

chubskulit said...

Very well lit!

My Entry, happy pink Christmas from my family to yours!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Fabulous! I have never been to NYC in the wonter and have always wished to see the decorated windows. Happy PS and Merry Christmas!

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