Tuesday, December 29, 2020

New York Christmas Memories

NYC Rockefeller Center Christmas tree New York
Rockefeller Center Christmas tree 2018 New York

2020 is winding down, and I sit at home after one of the quietest Christmas's in my life.  (Thanks, Pandemic.)  Since I traveled little this year, I'm sharing more photos from my 2018 New York City trip. I loved the Christmas decorations and window displays I saw.  It was the only time I had been to New York City in December.

New York Ornament Display
NYC Liholts Pooley Pool Ornament Display

The Liholts Pooley Pool / fountain on 6th Ave (Avenue of the Americas) gets decorated each December with oversized ornaments, and is located near the Radio City Music Hall. 

New York Christmas Ornament Fountain
New York Ornament Display near Radio City Music Hall

The 5+ story tree decoration up the side of Radio City changes colors, changing the reflections in the water as well.

New York City Light Display
New York City Light Display

Another light display near the Radio City Music Hall featured 3 blue Reindeer.  (Notice the Radio City Sign at the far right)

2018 NYC New York Saks Christmas Decoration
New York Saks building Christmas Display

One block East on 5th Avenue the Saks building has a beautiful multi-story light display.  The designers create a different castle "look" each year. 

2018 new york ny saks
New York Saks building and Angel

The lights and colors on Saks castle change quickly with a light and sound show coordinated to music...

2018 new york christmas display saks
2018 Saks Building and Angels

A line of Angels decorates a pedestrian corridor between the Saks building and the Rockefeller Center ice rink where the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree stands.  
(This shot was taken after a rain around 11:30pm, shortly before they turned off the lights on the Rockefeller Center tree to make people go away.  Photographers-be aware of the timing.)

NYC Rockefeller Christmas Tree and Angels
NYC Rockefeller Christmas Tree and Angels

This photo looks down the center of the pedestrian walkway towards the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.  

2018 New York Bergdorf Goodman Window Display
Rockefeller Center Christmas tree 2018 New York

The Rockefeller Christmas Tree above the ice Rink glows brighter than this photo shows, and the entire area seems filled with energy.

NYC Rockefeller Center Christmas tree New York
Rockefeller Center Christmas tree 2018 New York

The photo above of the top half of the tree is my best attempt to recreate the colors and impact of the actual tree.  (Yes, this shot is overexposed.)

NYC New York Rockefeller Christmas Tree
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree day before Lighting

The evening before the Rockefeller Center Tree lighting ceremony I was able to take this photo over the ice rink, but I wasn't able to get this angle once the tree was lit.

2018 Anthropologie Christmas Window Display
Anthropologie Window Display

The nearby window displays where stunning as well.  The Anthropologie window display was just beautiful.  It used 3D paper craft to create a forest scene with birch trees, evergreens and forest animals. 

2018 Anthropologie Christmas Window Display
2018 Anthropologie Christmas Window Display

I loved the way the woodland animals and birds were drawn. 

2018 New York Bergdorf Goodman Window Display
Anthropologie Christmas Window Display Fox Den Details

The simple paper cutouts for the foliage were fantastically assembled.

2018 New York Bergdorf Goodman Window Display
Anthropologie Christmas Window Display Details

The paper artist in me was entranced by the simplicity and the impact of the designs.

2018 New York Bergdorf Goodman Window Display
Anthropologie Christmas Window Display Details

I hope to use the ideas I saw to inspire some of my creations.

2018 New York Bergdorf Goodman Window Display
cAnthropologie Christmas Window Display Details

Look at the beauty of the simple line art above and be inspired.

2018 FAO Schwartz Window Display
FAO Schwartz Window Display - JOY

A nearby FAO Schwartz window display sparkled with seasonal JOY.  Again, simplicity can be stunning.

new York Christmas Window Display
New York Christmas Window Display

Another Christmas Window display referenced the Chrysler Building's Art Deco lines.

Free Christmas Screen Wallpaper
Free Christmas Desktop Background Screen Wallpaper

Above is a free Christmas desktop Background / Wallpaper I made using the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.  Enjoy!

NY City Christmas Decorations Ornaments
New York City Liholts Pooley Pool Christmas Ornaments Display

One more view of the Liholts Pooley Pool Ornament Display.

Merry Christmas
and a
A Very Happy New Year !



(This is the 4th post in my series of Christmas Windows and Decorations in New York City from my 2018 NY trip.  See Part 1 here; Part 2 here; Part 3 here; and Part 4 here.)

If you enjoyed this post you might also like:

NY Christmas Part 4
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GC Running Rapids
Spooky Paris Museum
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  Other Christmas posts post you might like:

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I am linking up to these parties:

Poinsettiadr: Classy Flamingos 134 Tue (l Entry 5 of 31.)
Mersad photography: Through my Lens 272 (Entry 31 of 32.)
Our World Tues: Our World (Entry 57 of 61.)
Image-in-ing: Weekly link up (Entry 57 of 74.)
Sharon Wagner: Sharon's Souveniers (Entry 5 of 7.)
Nicholasjv: Travel Tuesday (Entry 9 of 11.)
My world Thru My Lens: My Corner Wed (Entry 34 of 61.)
Peabea: Pictorial Tuesday (Entry 15 of 16.)
Jesh studio: All Seasons Tues (Entry 24 of 24.)
Thistlekeylane: Tuesday Turn About (s Entry 1 of 131.)
Also Blue Sky at Home: Tue Turn About (s Entry 1 of 131.)
** My Random: Anything Goes 268 (s Entry 8 of 72.)
Lindas lunacy: Making-a-home Tue (m Entry 43 of 46.)
LeCultivateur: Wonderful Wed 49 (m Entry 67 of 152.)
Stonecottageadventures: Tue with a twist 402 (l Entry 41 of 54.)
Lets Add Sprinkles: Keep in Touch 181 Tue 4p (m Entry 1 of 49.)
Gingersnap crafts:Wow me 486 Tue 7p (Entry 9x of 109x.)
Girlish Whims: Whims Tues 8:50p (Entry 12 of 44.)
Applestreetcottage: Party-in-your-pjs 340 (Entry 11 of 93.)
Flusterbuster: Creative Muster 417 Wed (l Entry 22x of 90x.)
French Ethereal: Share Your Style 287 Wed 6p (Entry 32 of 52.)
Imparting grace: Grace at home (Entry 10 of 118.)
Artsy mama: Artsy party Th 7a (Entry 27 of 52.)
My Slices of Life: Hearts+Home Handmade Th 6a (Entry 55 of 100.)
Pieced Pastimes.gr: Sat Sparks 407 Th 8a (L Entry 8 of 95.)
Eclectic Red Barn: Thurs Favorite Things Th 7a (Entry 77 of 146.)
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of 146.)
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of 146.)
Life beyond Kitchen: Creatively Crafty Th 4p (Entry 30 of 52.)
Kathleen: Bloggers Pit Stop 252 Th 8p (L Entry 19 of 94.)
Coastal Bohemian: Funtastic Thur 313 8p (i Entry 22 of 59.)
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The Painted Hinge: Farmhouse Fri 186 (L Entry 42 of 72.)

Firemanswife: Fri at the fire station (not yet jan23)
Ohmyheartsiegirl: Fri Feature 239 (s Entry 111 of 115.)
Cottagemarket: A morning cup of joe (L Entry 42 of 66)
Shabby boutique: Create-bake 452 Fri 8p+ (L Entry 24x of 93x.)
Busy Being Jennifer: Fri Favorites 113 (m Entry 18 of 46.)
Our mini family: Our mini party (s Entry 16x of 50x.)
** Eye Love Knots: Snicker Doodle Sat 5pm (missed)
Pams Party: Dare to share (m Entry 40 of 74.)
Weekend Reflection: reflections (Entry 22 of 25.
Life and Linda: Dish it Dig it 78 Sun 3p (l Entry 1 of 114.)
April Harris: Hearth and Soul Sun 10p (Entry 23 of 129)

Faeries and Fauna: Waste not Wed 198 (l Entry x) 
Franca: Keep Calm and Carry On (Entry 12)
Create with Joy: Inspire me Mon 468 (m Entry 139)
My Random: Anything Goes (Entry skip)
Good Random Fun: Good Fun Mon 4a (m Entry 11)
BNOTP: Metamorphis Monday 6a (s Entry x)
Uncommon Slice: Inspire Me Mon 116 2-4p (m Entry 46 of 99.)
* Stroll Life: Inspire Me 573 Mon 3p (l Entry 67)
Common Ground: All About Home 73 Mon 6p (l Entry 58)
Loulougirls: Fabulous-party Mon 353 7p (l Entry 53)
Anitaojeda: Inspire Me Mon 4p (s Entry 7)

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Here is a fun puzzle game of my New York Photo: