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December is always such a whirlwind. But as we digest in the week between the MOME and the posting of the Slashababies, a grateful thank you to [livejournal.com profile] foxrafer for her yeoman's effort in hosting the MOMEs for another year, and a heartfelt thank you for all who voted for my nominated stories. Whenever you read my stories and tell me about it, I am rewarded more than you will ever know.

Earlier this month, I visited New York City to take in the Christmas lights and the amazingness that is New York. Would I go back prior to Christmas again? Probably not, but not because New York is lacking. Far from it. It is teeming! So teeming that there are traffic cops for the pedestrians! But oh, it is so pretty in December.



Just so we know what city we're in:

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Everything is decorated. The horse-drawn carriages in Central Park:

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The windows at Bergdorf Goodman:

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The ground floor at Macy's:

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The foyer of the Empire State Building:

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The facade of Radio City Music Hall:

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All along 6th Avenue, otherwise named Avenue of the Americas:

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And the hub of it all, Rockefeller Center Plaza:

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Its rink:

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And the Nutcracker mannequins surrounding it:

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An amazing visit, an amazing city.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Date: 2010-12-30 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verangel.livejournal.com
I've gone to NYC in Oct last 2 year for lOTR. I am so glad you gave these christmas pics. Tehy are personal and gorgeous! xoxoxo hugs you v

Date: 2010-12-30 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itstonedme.livejournal.com
We stayed right around the corner from the red balls, on 46th between 5th and 6th. It was perfectly situated, and the subway was one block away. One day I hope to join a gathering of all you faithful in NYC. xox

Date: 2010-12-30 10:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ismenin.livejournal.com
Lovely pics! And so well-decorated the streets! WoW!
I'll be with the next moot in spirit. I hope y'all remember me. I'd love to go,too. Hugs xxxxx

Date: 2010-12-30 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itstonedme.livejournal.com
I think we'll need to wrap a noose around Manhattan Island and drag it across the Atlantic just for your pleasure. :)

Date: 2010-12-30 11:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] randomdarling.livejournal.com
Your photographs are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing, and I'm glad you had such a great time. Happy New Year to you too! x

Date: 2010-12-30 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itstonedme.livejournal.com
I could have spent a week just in the museums alone! I love the city's architecture, and we never even had a chance to explore the East Side, the West Side, the meat packing district, the Bowery, Brooklyn, Canal Street.... :) xox

Date: 2010-12-30 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shegollum.livejournal.com
these are wonderful (even though nutcrackers creep me out! *g*)! when i was there (of only 2 or 3 times), it was very cold and windy but not Xmas time. i got the penalty of stepping into a pothole full of melted snow in times square but not the payoff of such beautiful sights! LOL. i'm glad you shared!

Date: 2010-12-30 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itstonedme.livejournal.com
I think that anytime through the spring and fall would be a fantastic time to visit, so we'll just have to make that happen! I glad you enjoyed these pictures.

Date: 2010-12-30 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eff-reality.livejournal.com
Thank you! It's always so nice to see my city through a visitor's eyes. :D

Date: 2010-12-30 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itstonedme.livejournal.com
Although you mustn't be terribly pleased with having to dig out from under a gazillion inches of snow this week. It must have been bedlam. But it is a wonderful city to explore, and I couldn't get over how clean and safe I felt since the last time I was there in the early 80s. Which was probably long before your time. :) I felt more comfortable in NYC than I have the last couple of visits to Toronto, which is no credit to Toronto, unfortunately.

Date: 2011-01-02 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eff-reality.livejournal.com
This is very nice to hear! And yes, NY's gotten exponentially safer over the years. :)

Date: 2010-12-30 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mews1945.livejournal.com
It all looks so beautiful. Thank you for sharing these.

Date: 2010-12-30 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itstonedme.livejournal.com
Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed. It was far too short a visit.

Date: 2011-01-01 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feelforfaith.livejournal.com
Beautiful pictures! I love the giant red ornaments in the middle of the fountain :). Thank you for sharing them, and happy New Year!

Date: 2011-01-02 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itstonedme.livejournal.com
Aren't those balls something? They were a spectacular display to see in person, and the sidewalk was jammed with people taking pictures and posing with them. The next block down was a similar display of Christmas string lights, each "bulb" about six feet high. Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed these photos, and may your New Year be extra good to you.

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