Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Smash Box counter in the Plaza makeup department, did damage there! Just got the most perfect eye shadow called Rapture from them.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This is one of the spots upstairs where I go to eat my lunch since I hate the staff room and need the privacy to work on the novel I'm writing.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Next to Eloise, the favored gift for kids are these bears in Plaza robes like the ones for humans which we have from toddler to XXL for men.

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Eloise doll from yesterday is the standard size, these two however are about as tall as a three year old and that pink cap can even fit me.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Eloise! X three! Is this a good time for an insider's tour of the Plaza?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hope You All Have A Great Holiday!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Some of the characters from the image of two days ago but from a different year. I happen to love this picture for all sorts of reasons.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

King and camel, odd focus. Needing a new camera. Suggestions?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Here's the shepherd who was with the cow earlier from another year.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mary again, because she's so pretty. I love that people think the Baby Jesus has been stolen when he's not there since it's not Christmas yet.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Another the snarky creche sheep, this one looks like it's up to no good.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

One of several snarky sheep in the creche, this one is the most benign.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Same angel as yesterday, different angle, with a friend. Pretty as well.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On an angel roll, almost used this for my Christmas card last year.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Same angel as yesterday but now from the side, still beautiful I think.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Let's get to the creche angels, shall we? I'll post on my other blog too.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I love these sheep, it doesn't matter how this creche is arranged, it is different each year, the lamb on the left always catches my attention.

Friday, December 11, 2009

And every creche has to have the three wise men, here's one of them.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A creche scene takes place in the manger. Of course there is a donkey.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Creche shepherd presenting chickens to Mary with cow as witness.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

There's a Catholic church across the street that puts up a creche, and for the next few weeks, I'll be posting images of them. Tis the season.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ah, why not, let's just have even more roses in December, shall we?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

"God gave us a memory that we might have roses in December." James M. Barrie

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Again, a familiar scene, looking downtown to the Houston Street Pier.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Another familiar scene - just another gorgeous Hudson River sunset.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Took a couple days off, started a Christmas job at the Plaza Hotel gift shop selling Eloise dolls and bathrobes. Fun but tired. Anyone jealous?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A familiar scene, Miss Liberty, Ellis Island, and a big barge to the left.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Look Ma, no cranes. Well, I actually can see three, but considering the last few images of this view, the sky is practically empty of them now.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Not much kayaking going on now, but there are a few still out there.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy to report seeing these geese yesterday after the mass execution of them last spring because their migrations crossed airplane spaces.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Back to the Houston Street pier waterfront, I just never get tired of it.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I had to switch servers and notice the text size has changed too, sorry!

Friday, November 20, 2009

A detail of the top of the Arch. Reminds me of the Shirtwaist Factory Fire, it was just around the corner, and, of course, old Henry James.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Inside Washington Square Arch looking north at One Fifth Avenue.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Inside the arch - sometimes I do see beauty in ordinary NYC moments.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

There has been this huge renovation project going on at Washington Square. The fountain is finally done and the northern corners, giant gardens going on, but now the southern corners are torn up. Anyway, here is old George with the sunset shining onto the inside of the arch.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Went uptown on a job interview today among buildings like this. Was alarmed to see Saks 5th Avenue has their giant snowflakes up while Lord and Taylor has animated Christmas windows displayed already.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ah well, not even 5pm and it looks like this already. Bit of a bummer.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

And then there's the upwardly mobile Manhattan construction site.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Can't remember if I've shown you this before, I did post a few from the series. Love the corroded old paint and rust. Really beautiful, I think.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Never-ending supply of these sorts of images, this one is almost an abstract painting. If I pixelated it you might not recognize what it is.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

More construction, can not get away from it in downtown New York.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On a construction site roll I see, here we are under a sidewalk scaffold.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sometimes the construction sites in Manhattan are really beautiful.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Having just survived two long weeks on Wall Street, I saw a gazillion of these, because besides skyscrapers and swarms of office workers, all the streets have some sort of demolition or construction going on.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Oh dear, dark at 5PM! Survived both the Halloween parade two blocks from my house and then the Yankees victory parade right outside the building where my temp gig was (it ended today) in the same week. I gotta say, New Yorkers can be really ridiculous. And incredibly loud!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

What is New York if not a patchwork of buildings? These are part of the World Financial Center from a couple months ago, but this time seen from the river side of the complex. The Palm Court's to the right.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

We're back. I've been doing a temp gig on Wall Street, which, if I had to do it for real, I'd have jumped in this cold deep river by now. This is a view of the piers I've posted before but from the southern direction.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Okay, one last shot of the oceanside beach of Provincetown, and then we will head back to gloomy old New York. I'm bored, you must be too.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Same beach as yesterday's post on the following morning before I left.