Bryant Park on the way home. I promise I'll soon go off my usual path to work and back to get capture some other NYC scenes. I'll be super-inspired next month - I'm going to take a one-day seminar at the International Center of Photography on how to use all the settings on a DSLR. They promise I'll never use the auto or icon modes again!
The skaters, Bryant Park Hotel and Empire State Building.
People have to told it is OK if their kids laugh at them (sign on left). These tables have little heaters above and below.
The back of the New York Public Library - the east side of the Park.
The ceiling murals in the library.
There are a few Christmas stalls open in the Park. These twirl with the slightest breeze.
We still have our Christmas tree up too. We took off and packed away all the ornaments, but it still looks pretty with just the lights and one cloth ornament at the bottom for Lola. It will come down this week. Year-round, I have an odd recurring nightmare where it is March or later, the tree is still up, ornaments are falling off and there is nary a needle on it. Must be something about my fear of procrastination.
Surprising to see the fountain running in winter. These usually are turned off at the first sign of a freeze.
The line to get into the skating rink.
Beansie, not a fan of the winter sports or winter weather, uses the light as a heat lamp. He'd climb into it if he could as you can from all the cat hairs along the bottom rim of the shade. When he is cold, he makes himself so small - in fact in he long and very tall! This was taken before we took the ornaments off the tree - I swear, we have done that!
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