I don’t usually go to the tree areas during the holidays. There are too many tourists and the crowds are terrible. You’re lucky to get any halfway decent shots without people posing in them or just getting in the way. This year was different. I had a dental appointment in the Rockefeller area and thought I’d walk by to see if it was crowded as usual. It wasn’t so I walked in and took a bunch of shots.
This years tree is (as usual) a Norway Spruce. It measures 76 ft and came from Shelton, CT. It will be there until 1/6/14 so, if you want to see it, you should hurry.
After that, I headed down to the main branch of the NYPL to get another look at their tree and kill some time taking pics of the ice skaters. I stayed away from all the shops and shoppers.
Next week: We head up to the Bronx, to the New York Botanical Gardens and the TRAIN SHOW!