A Little Touch of the Holiday

250 New York Central Building

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The Holiday Season in New York City is not for the faint of heart.  The tourist season is in full swing and the sidewalks are jammed pack.  I steer clear of the usual tourist sites and seek out a touch of the holiday spirit in less recognizable places.

I was walking back along 42nd Street and just glanced down this entrance.  I thinks it’s really beautiful and there’s a subway entrance here I never knew about.

Hidden Nook off 42nd

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I found this building in midtown and really loved the ceiling along with the christmas trees in the arch.

Gorgeous Ceiling

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These are some very large wooden soldiers in front of the UBS building on Park Avenue.

UBS March of the Wooden Soldiers

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Just a simple ribbon and some greenery on a lamp-post in front of the Library Hotel.  I love the architecture.

The Library Hotel

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This is a great cellist that played during lunch time at the Holiday Fair in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall.  I love the santa hat!

Cellist at Grand Central Holiday Fair

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I headed down to the West Village to capture some holiday cheer.  I love the wreaths on these beautiful green doors and the way the sunlight hits the bottom of the door.

West Village Green Holiday Door

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I also loved this corner tavern decorated for the holiday and this man enjoying the sun out in front.  The shadows of the trees on the wall just added a little “natural” decoration.

West Village in the Sun

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I had to take this shot because the sign over the doorway caught my eye, “Kipany”.  I’m descended from the dutch settler Jacobus Hendrikson Kip whose farm ran along the east river in an area located somewhere between 30th and 37th street.  This area is known today as Kip’s Bay.

It Had Kip In It

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On my way back from the West Village I was struck by this Salvation Army Volunteer in front of this mural.  She actually became part of the mural.

Salvation Army Mural

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When you have great architecture a simple wreath is all you need. It’s a little black dress with a simple string of pearls.

Wreath at Grand Central

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I would like to wish everyone who has been kind enough to follow my blog a very wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year!

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “A Little Touch of the Holiday

  1. Thanks so much Karen! I am a long way off having shots as composed as yours though I am enjoying capturing the vistas along the way! It’s fun to look at your POV too. I don’t think we caught one single shot that was in the same part of the city? (except Grand Central though even then, the sots were different!)

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