Sunday, December 27, 2009

It's Christmas Time in the City



The crowds on the sidewalk on Fifth Avenue. Saks Fifth Avenue is across the street and Rockefeller Center is to the right.

Sometimes there is a benefit to procrastination. I've been to Rockefeller Center to see the tree when it was two degrees and other times it's been a lot warmer. Today it was a lot warmer. It was almost 50 degrees and not that I wouldn't have made the effort for my dear blog friends, it was a lot more fun without the wind whipping across the plaza. No boots, no down coat, no scarf and not even gloves! The building at the far side of the plaza is where "The Today Show" is taped.



 The star is a model of the star at the top of the tree.

I'm feeling a lot better today. I caught up on some errands, as well as just enjoying being outside and getting some exercise and sun. I hope everyone had a day of sunshine, relaxation and holiday fun.

11 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh my, I had heard about the star this year...You know, the Swarovski folks won't even let PRESIDENTS into their factory...it's very hush-hush...their methods are amazing and there is nothing like a Swarovski crystal creation!!!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

So glad that you're better!
We had a blizzard all day, no sun here!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

So nice to have a mild day this time of year. All those people! Keep me in my small town!

Chatty Crone said...

You mean you'd rather be in 50 degrees then in freezing cold with whipping winds? - lol - me too. Thanks for the pictures in New York on Christmas Day. Sandie

Dani said...

Interesting photos.....lots of crowds though.....guess everyone was enjoying having a warmer day.......

Debra said...

I always get so excited to see pictures of NYC! Hope to someday get to the city at Christmas time. Love these photos. Thanks for sharing them!

Stacey said...

Wow! I love your pictures. It is quite exciting for a country/farm girl to get to see pictures of the city, especially New York. It just amazes me that you live there and have all of that around you. We had a warm Christmas here too, it was about 43. However, the wind, well, let's say they could have tapped the Wizard of Oz here and not had to make any special wind effects!

Hugs and blessings,
Stacey

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thanks for the peak of your world there. I love being able to see different places from the comfort of my desk chair. It is very cold and snowing here.

Sybil said...

Thanks Buttercup for showing us wonderful NY just after Christmas...what crowds there are..but there is stil somthing about crowds that can be kinda exciting !! I can hardly believe that beautiful Swaroviski stands atop the tree...has no one ever tried to remove it !!!
bet it looks magnificent...Glad you are still having it mild...long may it continue.
Love Sybil x

Nancy M. said...

Really cool pictures! I've never been to NYC! It's great that it was nice for you that day.

Mimi said...

Hi Buttercup!!!!
Oh boy did I love those pics!!!! Love Rockefeller Plaza!!!! I would just love to ice skate their one day!!! I bet it is quite pricey!!! But one I must do, a bucket list of sorts!!!haha
So glad your Christmas Day was nice and you felt good!!! I am feeling much better now!!!!
Happy New year!!!
hugs,
jamie