Friday, December 25, 2015

NYC: 5th Avenue & Rockefeller Center

After Central Park, we had dinner on our tour bus (which was actually, surprisingly, really good--boxed sandwiches that were fabulous except they were totally huge and I wished I could finish mine but I only ate half) and then our next stop was 5th Avenue.  I think we had like two hours or something on this stop, and the whole group of 25 or so just split up according to what they wanted to go look at.  We walked down 5th Avenue and then over to Rockefeller Center.


More shop windows.


Poseidon made of pearls.  No, really.  Click on the pic to see it bigger--he's all pearls.


And of course Poseidon has a diamond sea turtle.


I couldn't get rid of the glare on the windows so I kinda tried to make it work for me on this one.  The kinda starburst bit is reflected lights from across the street.


Decoration on the corner of a building.


And there's the lights that were reflected in the window a couple s hots back.


Harry Winston.


Nope, I didn't skip around; it looks darker depending on which direction you're facing, so to the right it already looked like night had fallen but to the left you could still see daylight.


Sunset on 5th Avenue.  Yep, Lee took this shot from the middle of 5th Avenue (fear not, he waited for the stoplight and only stayed in the street while it was okay to cross, so he wasn't in much danger of getting run over).


That yellow smear on the bottom of the pic?  It's a cab.


There's another one in front of this pretty church.



There was a HUGE crowd in front of this; Lee managed to get several photos just because he's tall and could see over other people because we couldn't get anywhere close.  This is the side of a building all done up with lights and they do an entire light show set to music.  But it was INSANE how many people were crowded in front of it so we gave up pretty fast and went elsewhere.


So at Rockefeller Plaza (that's what it's called, right?  In front of Rockefeller Center where they do the tree?) there were these guys yelling very authoritatively for people to get out of the street so at first we thought they were cops.  Nope, they were just trying to get people to move and then pay them $15 so they would take your picture in front of the lights and tree and print it out right there.  Never mind that everyone else had cameras and were trying to take their own pictures.



There you can see some of the zoo we were in.




The dude who organized this whole trip had told us on the bus about the giant Christmas ornaments across from Radio City Music Hall, so as we're walking down the street I asked Lee (in a really loud voice) "So hey, where are those giant balls again?  I wanna see the giant balls..."


We were trying to cross the street to head back to where the bus was picking us up and I got distracted by this building because it's the same color as the TARDIS so Lee crossed the street and realized I wasn't with him when he got to the other side.  Oops.


But it was pretty!


The top of the Chrysler Building doesn't look super shiny at night.  But it's pretty.


If you've watched Ghostbusters even half as often as I have, you recognize this lion.


One more shop window, and a polar bear on a cupcake just for cutesies.

One more New York post to do...

1 comment:

CCsMom said...

Those are some nice shots, too!!! Cool!