Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas in the City

Merry Christmas from New York City. I wanted to share with you some of the things you see in the city during the holiday season. New York truly becomes the city of lights in the month of December. In a big place like this one, the holidays bring a very warm feel to this big jungle of concrete and you can't help but to see New York like any other small town in the US.
Many have seen the lights of the big tree of Rockefeller Center or the lavish window displays in 5th Ave., but not many get to see the other more humble things this city has. The first image above is a beautiful and huge tree placed in the middle of South Street Seaport, two blocks away from where I live. The tree above is from Washington Square Park.
Puppets, toys, jewelry, mugs, books and clothing. You can find all these things and more at the Christmas Market in Union Square. Every year a group of red and white striped tents go up in Union Square to form a little village of one of a kind, hand made gifts. You can't help but to feel like as if you just walked in to Santa's shop.
I fell in love with these puppets, they were all lined up with big smiles and open mouths. Don't they look like a jolly choir?
Hand made ornaments of all sizes hang in this tent. There is so much to look at it is hard to describe it all.
Once again the big tree in South Street Seaport. I hope you enjoyed some of the images in this post and I wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! May we all find peace, health and success in 2007!

1 comment:

Susan Borgas said...

I most certainly did enjoy your images. I would also like to wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. Cheers!