I had an early evening after a gig and opted to walk around and get some shots of the various windows and holiday light set ups. I took a look at Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree and Saks Fifth Ave (that was a crowded mess), and Macy’s.
The start of lights on the street up around the 60s.
The Plaza has a lot of wreaths.
High above Fifth Avenue it hangs.
Looks like a circus.
A mardi gras inspired design.
It’s like Baz Luhrmann meets the medieval times.
They look like fireworks (and moved as well).
Fairly typical light design.
Wreaths at the Polo store.
Reindeer over the entrance to The Peninsula.
The crowds keep to the dark for a nice effect.
I had to fight to get this unobstructed view.
A narrower view is not always better.
Making the shutter faster to focus just on the lights.
Taking away the shadows, which ups the noise and shows off peoples’ phones.
The full effect of the Saks Fifth Ave light setup (it moves and has music).
Moving south again:
Creepy elves in the window.
NYPL lions get wreaths.
Looks like a party is going on inside the library.
Lord & Taylor:
L&T takes advantage of the construction awning outside.
That is a lot of lights.
A festive clock in the window.
It’s a gingerbread army.
Macy’s (the first time in awhile I like the windows):
Macy’s from across the street.
The window line.
Peanuts for the win!
You can interact with this piano.
Best tree ever!
This window changes a whole lot.
Find the Red Baron!
A happy ending.
A bigger version of the tree.
Santa looks at the tree.
Next week: Javits Center at sunset.