Tuesday, December 23, 2008

NYC Journal: Holiday Decorations

While there are plenty of holiday decorations here in the Bay Area (although it can be difficult to see them), Christmas lights are better when you're somewhere cold and snowy... like New York! Luckily, Fosco and Oz were there last weekend. Here are some pictures.

Grand Central Station (near our hotel) has opted for the simple and tasteful wreath:

Saks Fifth Avenue chose something more... maximal. These giant snowflakes plastered their facade and performed a blinky light show to "Carol of the Bells."

The Saks display windows were extraordinarily elaborate. One of them had anthropomorphic snowflakes that rotate in pattern (as if they had been trained...):

You can see more photos of the Saks windows here. Or see the whole animatronic thing here.

Perhaps the most tasteful light display was in the lobby of the Time Warner Center.

And the least tasteful light display ever has to be Louis Vuitton on Fifth Avenue:

Fosco doesn't want to seem crotchety, but he thinks hip-hop has ruined that brand. Sigh.

And, of course, there is the classic of NYC lights--the Roc-A-Fella Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Sadly, this blurry, dark shot is the best picture we got. Seriously. If only there were another way for you to see a picture of this tree... oh wait.

Stay tuned for more NYC pix.

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