Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Room with a view, the long way and imagine

- The view from my niece's dining room window. The first night I was there, my sister pointed out the reflection of the lights at the top of the Chrysler building in the glass on the table. The drive into Manhattan from the airport was a magic moment, too. The view of the lights of Manhattan from the Triboro bridge was gorgeous.

- Rockefeller Center and its giant Christmas tree, stumbled upon while we took the long way to Macys.

- A Saturday morning excursion to see the part of Central Park known as Strawberry Fields. My New York family goes to the park all the time, but had never been to this section of it. This was my first trip there and I really loved it. More tomorrow. :)


Fireblossom said...

I always like seeing that skating place on tv. I hope that you had a wonderful visit, and we are glad to have you back!

sage said...

A nice trip--especially this time of the year.

LL Cool Joe said...

I love the Chrysler building. Beautiful building.

I saw Kylie photographed outside Macy's recently, did you see her??

Jewel Allen said...

What a magical time of the year to be visiting!

desk49 said...

Lights do shine for a building not a car
The Manhattan lights from the bridge
Glittered like a million stars

The tree by the rink reached to the sky
As we took our time traveling
to Macys to buy

In Central Park Strawberry Fields
Is the place to be but she will tell us tomorrow
Of all the art, she got to see

Mama Zen said...

What an amazing view!

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhhh, yay! Lynn went to NY,NY and got to see some magical things! How fun! Chrysler is my fave building there, classically beautiful.

Lovely shots, and looking forward to tomorrow's post! :)



TALON said...

Awesome shots, Lynn. Your neice has a great view!

Looks like you've had a wonderful trip! I'm glad! :)

Meredith said...

Strawberry fields forever. :)

I'm glad you're having fun, my friend. It looks so glamorous and perfect for a holiday getaway! I hope you get to relax and drink in every exquisite moment.

Louvregirl said...

Awesome Lynn. Love the first shot.
Will the tree be lit? Glad you have enjoyed your trip!

Lynn said...

FB -

Thank you - I had a wonderful time, but it is good to be back, too.

Sage -

The lights were fantastic.

Joe -

I did not see Kylie. That would have been great. My sister was in a restaurant with Emma Thompson today.

Jewel -

I'll say!

Ellis -

I know art is usually my thing, but I didn't really get to see any. Next time. Thank you for my poem!

Mama Zen -

They think they live in a boring part of Manhattan - I thought it was great.

Jannie -

You'd think I would have taken lots more photos, but a lot of them were of my baby niece. So cute. A truly magical trip, any way you look at it. xo

Talon -

I had a lovely trip, I did.

Meredith -

I'm back, but I did have an exquisite trip. It was just lovely and I needed it.

lg -

I think they have already had that tree lighting - the lights were on, but since it was daytime, they didn't show up well.

Riot Kitty said...

Central Park was one of my favorite places in NYC. Glad you had a good time!

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

I did love it - way more than I expected.

Snaggle Tooth said...

ooo You went to NYC? Lucky you! You saw The Tree! n the Imagine stone! That's special- it's the anniversary.
In Dec '01 I could see that Chrysler building all the way from a rest area near the GW bridge. Very distitinctive since the towers are missing.
Great pics!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I am lucky - I loved my visit and it was the first time I've ever been. It is weird that I have traveled so much, but never made it there until now.

Yes - my photo yesterday of the Imagine stone was a tribute of sorts. We passed the spot he was killed on the way to the park - I don't think that people should have photos taken there, but a lot of that was going on.