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.
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?
Day or night, the Christmas decorations in New York are beautiful, don't you agree?
I love the beach and everything that goes with it! I love the waves lapping at my feet. I love the feel of the sand between my toes. I love the roar of the Pacific and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Let's talk about beaches around the world, bonfires, building sandcastles, swaying palm trees, flamingos, clambakes, sunrises and sunsets. If it's tropical, it fits this blog!