Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas in New York

Since I was a little girl, I have always dreamt of spending Christmas in New York City. Being born and raised in Florida, its so hard to get into the Christmas spirit while running the A/C and shopping in shorts and flip-flops. I decided this year that I wanted a white Christmas and took me, myself and I to NYC! What an amazing week I had. Being by myself, I had the opportunity to go and do what I wanted to always do and soak in every drop of the City's magnificence. There is nothing like NYC at Christmas! It was unbelievable for a Florida girl to wake up on Christmas morning and put on a coat, scarf and gloves, grab a cup of coffee and venture out. I stopped in to Christmas morning mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral; watched the skaters at Rockefeller Center; and strolled through snow-covered Central Park. From the hustle & bustle that had been going on all week, the park was eerily quiet and nothing could be heard but a lone saxophonist playing Christmas carols. I sat on a park bench and listened to the music and it was awesome. Here are just a few of my shots. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I will return with normal business hours on January 5th. And for those who have asked, NO flash was used in any of these shots except the one of me at Tavern on the Green. All were taken using available light, sans flash.

A rainy, Christmas Eve in Central Park (taken with my Point & Shoot)

These little guys were as frozen as I was, I think! Christmas Eve in Central Park (taken with my Point & Shoot)

Christmas Eve dinner at Tavern on the Green (taken with my Point & Shoot)

Christmas morning at Rockefeller Center

Christmas morning mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Christmas morning stroll thru Central Park

The saxophonist playing Christmas carols on Christmas morning in Central Park

Santa and his "sleigh"! This guy was driving around Manhattan on Christmas morning


Lori Barbely Photography said...

OMG, the "cab" is nuts! Looks like you had a great time!

sueleigh said...

how fun :)

UltimateImage said...

I have the same dream Suzie...I am from Florida as well! I think next I am totally doing it! Hope you had an awesome time and I just love all the photos!

Daisy said...

Isn't New York a BLAST?!!! Olivia and Artie are going to Westchester, NY and to the Upper West Side on the 10th! Suzie, I am really glad you decided to take a long deserved vacation. Have a Happy New Year! Let's get together for coffee.



Stephanie Lynn Photography said...

Wow, I have never been to NY for Christmas. It looks dreamlike.

Anonymous said...

You captured the city at Christmas beautifully! I will have to forward to my family in CT. I lived in the city for 8 years, and my favorite time of year is Christmas! Good for you for getting away for a week! I hope you enjoyed it!! (looks like you did). Colleen Clear (fellow learnfest attendee).

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