Sunday, December 21, 2014

Rockefeller Center Pink Saturday

It's time for  Pink Saturday -- on Sunday -- fun with a visit to perhaps the most iconic place in New York City at Christmas, Rockefeller Center. I enjoy stopping by any time of year, but it's magical at this time of year. The tree, the skaters and the decorations are among my favorite parts of the season, and ones I never want to miss.

 I had a very sunny day for my visit this year. It was great not to be cold, but it didn't make for bright lights. 
 
 
This year was as crowded as I have ever experienced. so much so that I couldn't get close to the skating rink to take pictures. I promise to return later in the winter to take pictures of the ice skaters. 
 
Looking east through the skyline to St. Patrick's Cathedral
 
 
He's tooting out wishes for a very merry Christmas and a very happy new year!
 
 
 
 
On a different note, my prayers for safe days for New York City police officers and fire fighters, and their colleagues across the country. 
 
 
 I'm somewhat amazed that Christmas is this week. I've wrapped and mailed presents and done some of my cards, but I have a number still to write. I feel more organized than during my working years and happily not as rushed. I've really enjoyed being able to visit so many places in New York City this month and share the photographs. Tomorrow we return to the Union Square Holiday Market.
 
I hope you're having a great weekend. As always, thanks for visiting and take good care!

14 comments:

Simply Linda said...

One day...I shall make it down there...one day...one day I shall see the ball drop (our anniversary). Yes, prayers....Blessings to you...thank you for the smiles.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Thanks for sharing the nice photos. I love visiting the tree each year. I remember when I could stand underneath the tree without any barricades! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

Mevely317 said...

That shot of St. Patrick's is wonderful!

Not sure why I'm taken aback by the crowds at Rockefeller Center. My boss and her hubby were there last year, and she said there was a 3-hour wait to skate!

Joining you in prayer for the City's police and fire-fighting families.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Yes, it it is more crowded the weekend before Christmas than any other weekend. I found that out last year. However, it is so wonderful and exciting. I took most of my pictures of the skating rink from inside the
The Museum Store. It was not crowded and they have a large window that overlooks the rink. They also have quite a nice inventory to see and buy.

Have a wonderful holiday and thank you again for all the wonderful pictures of NY. It brings back memories.

TARYTERRE said...

That is really one impressive TREE at Rockefeller Center. It is indeed hard to believe the holiday is here at long last.

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

The pictures were beautiful. I can just imagine the excitement going on there this time of year. Many to take advantage of winter break from school to go to your fair city. I'm reading your post on Monday morning and the sun has decided to bless us today ! I hope you have a Happy Monday !

Sola Scriptura said...

Wow, that tree is amazing!! Thank you for sharing these special places with us through your blog!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The city is so beautiful for the holidays! Enjoy your week sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

Cattails said...

Stopping by to catch up. I have started a new blog. My late mom had a Christmas Village replica of St. Patrick's. I always enjoy the sites around where you live. My heart goes out to the family's of the fallen NY officers.

Blessings to you.
Mildred

Melinda said...

I am sure it IS a magical place at
Christmas.
Sounds like you are ready.

M : )

Theresa said...

Blessings to you dear friend! Love the sites and sounds of your city! HUGS!

Susie said...

Buttercup, Thank you so much for all the photos of NYC. I love seeing things that I did get to see while I was visiting. Also thank you for the prayers for safety of our police and fire fighters. So under appreciated at times. Blessings to you through this wonderful holiday season. xoxo,Susie

Nellie said...

Love seeing these pictures!

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful photos! Always exiciting to visit and see what you are up too!