Thursday, November 30, 2006

New York at Night

Welcome to the third post about my recent holiday in New York. It is such a vibrant city and at night it dresses itself up in lights and takes on a whole new look. The photos above and below are of Times Square (of course!). This part of NY looks fantastic at night with it's row upon row of illuminated screens, lit up advertisements, moving images and bright lights. It really is a rainbow of colours and was always full of people no matter what time of day I was there.

The photo below is looking towards Radio City (close up in the last photo) but is typical of Manhatten at night with many of the windows in the buildings lit up which makes them look kind of pretty. I particulalry love the picture below as you can see the people on the sidewalk going about their business but looking dark and shadowy.

The next picture is looking down one of the avenues near Radio City where they had put thousands of lights in the trees which looked really festive. Walking around NY many of the shops, especially on 5th Avenue had Christmas window displays and many of the trees were dressed in lights like the ones below which really started me feeling all Christmassy!

The picture below is one of Radio City which is hosting a Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes. For more than three quarters of a century, the Radio City Rockettes have kicked and danced at Radio City and they have become a beloved national icon and a true slice of Americana. Radio City Music Hall opened its doors on December 27, 1932. Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr. and Tony Bennett were only a few of the celebrities and luminaries to grace the Great Stage. over the years.

So, these are my pics of New York at night. I hope you enjoyed them. More NY pics to follow soon...

20 comments:

Mike said...

Very nice pictures of New York especially with the Christmas decorations. I have never been there but hope to go someday.

Michele sent me

Anonymous said...

Sweet pictures... I especially like the Radio City Music Hall. Isn't that where David Letterman tapes the Late Show?

kenju said...

What great photos you got, Bob-kat. You make me want to go back to NYC for another visit.

Michele sent me.

Paige said...

You really have some very nice shots.
Hi, here by way of Michele's, Happy Weekend

Jennifer said...

Ooooooooh! I'm jealous! Not only New York City, but New York City at Christmas...with all the lights...beautiful! I hope you had an awesome time!!
Here from Michele's, but what I've seen will bring me back on my own :)

Katherine said...

I love it best at night! It really is the city that never sleeps!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

STUNNING Night pictures, my dear! It is so wonderful to see New York at night, especially during the 6 weeks or so before Christmas...! GORGEOUS pictures...I Love all of them and want to know what kind of camera you have...! That one of all the trees...it is so beautiful...And of course Radio City....New York at Christmas time---there is nothing like it!

Carmi said...

I love your NYC pictures. I was there in September on a business trip. Didn't have a whole lot of time to sightsee, but I did my best to take as many pictures as possible.

You captured the NASDAQ building in some of your images: I was privileged to do a live television interview from there one afternoon during my conference. It was an amazing experience: in Times Square, doing live TV. Sometimes, I think about what I do, and I freak out a little.

Anonymous said...

It's my dream to visit NYC at Christmas. Well, at any time actually!

Here visiting from Carmen's and I brought you a little gift

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Catherine said...

Wonderful photos, it sounds like you had a great trip. there are just too many places in the world for me to see them all, especially since just about everywhere is a long way from New Zealand.
Michele sent me

craziequeen said...

takes my breath away

[breathless]

- see?

And that's where you bought my t'shirt......

cq

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Renee said...

Hi and thanks for stopping by. I loved the cat video...it's one of my favorites. And visiting your blog is like another present. I've loved your pictures of NY. I've always had a kind of love/hate thing about NY...I would really like to see it there, but it's so busy and crowded.

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

I love NYC. We've been there tree times in the summer. I'd like to see what it looks like in December.

Cheers!

craziequeen said...

[munch]

hmm - nice photos of New York while chomping on my Hershey's Bells....

Michele sent me here today, honey.

cq

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Hi there. I'm here from Carmen's Christmas Party.

I am sooo glad that I posted right after you. I have been absolutely obsessed with NYC since I was a little tiny girl. Your pics are breathtaking to me. I'll have to go back to your main page and catch your other installments.

The gift I want to leave is a link to my online friend Goofy Girl's site. She redid my blog for me several months ago, and I still get excited when I look at it even today. She's a www.goofygirl.org.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I'm here from Michele's and I see the Brit's are up! Lol....I'm thinking about toddling off to sleep and you all have a lovely Sunday ahead of you...!

Love looking at these pictures all over again, my dear!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Those pictures look very clear; it's just like visiting.

Michele sent me here.

rashbre said...

Great photos. I was also there in October and found the web-cam network.

If you want another peek at the places you visited then check out the here. it leads you to the web cams via the pictures.

'B' said...

I have not been to NY yet, at this stage at least, it is not at the top of my list of destinations either I'm afraid...