With the images so fresh in my mind, and laundry still to be done from our trip to New York City over Christmas, I wanted to share with you some of the classic holiday lights of “The Big Apple” that contribute to such a festive, magical atmosphere in an already-interesting city (or as my husband would say instead, some of the holiday images that simply bring in thousands of additional people to an already-crowded metropolis)!
And as we march on toward 2013, let us remember to carry that generous holiday spirit throughout the year:
Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself…
~Norman Wesley Brooks, “Let Every Day Be Christmas”
(For each of the galleries, click on any of the individual photos to bring up a full-screen slide show of the gallery.)
Macy’s in Herald Square:
The iconic Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center with Prometheus keeping watch over the skaters on the rink, along with views of the Empire State Building’s glittering lobby:
Lord & Taylor department store on Fifth Avenue:
Holiday lights from Midtown Manhattan, Bryant Park and Fifth Avenue:
Saks Fifth Avenue department store window displays:
Enjoy these last days of 2012 and Happy 2013!
Ciao! ~ Kat