Do you know the saying, "Less is more?"
Well, that's not the case in New York City. In the Big Apple the saying goes, "MORE is MORE."
Now normally I'm a minimalist who agrees with less is more. However, whenever I'm in New York; especially during the Christmas season, I am in love with "MORE is MORE."
7-1/2 ft. Winchester Pine Hinged Artificial Christmas Tree with 500 Clear Lights
Nobody does Christmas like New York. It's like experiencing an overdose of LSD and steroids while taking a trip through Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. It is truly WILD!
Last Sunday evening, I got a spur of the moment impulse to book a bus ticket for New York City so that I could photograph what it's like at Christmastime. Being in retail, I knew that it would probably be my last visit before the New Year because of how busy I'll be in December. Yet, I didn't realize there was a weather forecast for rain on Tuesday. And when I say rain, I mean a friggin' MONSOON. And it wasn't just the rain, but also the severe wind in the forecast that concerned me. But I had already purchased my ticket, which I couldn't exchange, so I decided to go and enjoy myself inspite of the weather. Which I did - even though the rain and wind were non-stop, so that every single inch of my body got soaking wet - and that for eight hours I had to hold an umbrella in one hand and my camera in the other to take a picture. Here's a shot to give you an idea of the weather that day...
But hey...it was worth it because I was in my favorite city on the East Coast during the Christmas holiday!
And actually, I think the gray, rainy day added something to these images. It gave them a magical, wintery-feel.
Please enjoy Christmastime in New York City...
*I love the silver and gold flags
I spotted these brightly colored and warm-looking slippers at a Christmas kiosk in Bryant Park. Aren't they cute?
I took this final photograph while walking to my bus. I just so happened to look up at the Empire State Building and caught this view. It was as if the top of the building had mysteriously vanished into a foggy Gothic mist...