Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas in New York — Day & Night

Yesterday when I woke up I followed my typical morning routine — let the dog out, pour my first cup of coffee, let the dog in, check my email, check Facebook, post to my blog, and then I start reading everyone's else blog posts.

While on Facebook I noticed my son had posted some photos of Rockefeller Center he had taken the previous evening. Later, while reading posts for Outdoor Wednesday, I had that feeling of déjà vu, you know that sense that you've seen this before?

I was visiting Jane at her wonderful blog, Atticmag. Her home town is New York, NY and she had posted photos of Rockefeller Center. What caught my attention is that the first three pictures she posted were the same ones my son had posted on Facebook. The difference was that Jane's were daytime shots and Jim's were nighttime shots. I compared the photos and found the contrast between night and day very interesting and with Jane's kind permission, I thought I would share that contrast with you. I'm using Jane's photo captions, since I've never been to New York and it is her home town.

Rockefeller Center Skating rink

The 77th annual lighting of what New Yorkers refer to as “the tree” took place on December 2. This year it’s a 76-foot tall Norwegian Spruce, held in place by cables on the plaza above the Rockefeller Center Skating rink.

Doesn't it appear they were standing near the same exact spot when they snapped these photos of the tree?

Giant toy soldiers add Christmas spirit to Rockefeller Plaza

Angels line the entry to Rockfeller Plaza

Day or night, the Christmas decorations in New York are beautiful, don't you agree?

17 Thoughtful Comments:

jeanne said...

Oh yes, the night and day shots of Rockefeller Center are wonderful. How nice to share your son's photos with a blogging friend's photos. They ARE almost identical of the tree.
A beautiful place at Christmas.

Hugs, Jeanne

Atticmag said...

I LOVE what you did with those photos. It makes my post so much more fun. Please tell you son that I said "great minds take the same photos." -- Jane F.

Unknown said...

Oh my NYC is such an exciting and gorgeous place all decked out for the holidays. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Twirls

Sierra said...

I love Christmas time in NY, it is so beautiful! I enjoyed your pictures and hope you get to go there some time and enjoy the wonders of it all!

Ms.Daisy said...

Love these photos of the "tree" in Rockefeller Center in daylight and nighttime. When I was there in November, they were just uncrating the tree and getting ready to decorate it. Thanks for letting me see it all finished! Thanks for stopping by on OW and saying Hi!


Lillian Robinson said...

Awesome place to be for Christmas, I would imagine. They must have some tape marking the spot where photos should be taken!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Ah, swooon. Chistmas in New York must be fantastic!!

Pam said...

I have never gotten to travel to New York. The photos are beautiful. How nice of your friend to share! Your son did an awesome job with the photos too!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is just the neatest place ever! And yes, it does look like the same spot. Thanks for the cool night shots...


Sheila :-)

Sue said...

Well, of course the night shots are prettier...all Christmas lights look better at night! It is uncanny how similiar the pictures are.


The Fajdich Times said...

Day or Night.....the pictures are beautiful. So neat how you noticed that:) Have a great holiday:)

Kat said...

There is nothing more glorious than New York City during the holidays. I'm not normally a fan of big cities, but this is an exception. And the pictures are incredibly similar, I bet you did a double take. Gorgeous photos day and night. Thanks for giving me a big smile! Kathy

Anonymous said...

I was born in Buffalo (it's a long story)- but I have never been to NYC. These are wonderful pictures..the similarity of position is amazing. I remember they said that it was raining on the night of the the turn on this year. Great shots!

sealaura said...

hola amiga!

thanks for the fabulous advice on newman. I am going to try that lemon juice. what a neat idea. i have been trying to "rehabilitate" him and he is a sweetheart just a little barky!

gorgeous pictures here of NYC. always has been a dream of mine to visit.


Allison Shops said...

I watched for your post after reading your comment on AtticMag. Great idea! Love the comparisons.

Now, if only I could get "It's A Small World" to stop playing.... Don't you just love earworms!


Anonymous said...

What an amazing coincidence!!! Both sets of photos are so lovely, I really like the composition you made here Rhonda!!! Beautiful!
PS: I love your new Chrismas banner!!!
Hugs, :)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

My office is about blocks away and these photos are the closest I've gotten this year. :-) I love the contrast of the two sets of's, well, night and day!

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