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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Get Your Christmas Tree, on the Upper West Side

Christmas trees for Sale, NYC
Photo by myself on the Upper West Side, around 88th Street and Amsterdam.

In every neighborhood, you can buy a Christmas tree or wreath on the sidewalk. And if you've procrastinated, you can even wait until Christmas Day to buy it. Often you'll see people dragging their trees down the street.

Walking the gauntlet, all you can smell are pine needles. It's a whiff of the country in the city, and it's pretty incredible.

Related posts: Choose Your Tree, on Seventh Avenue, O Christmas Tree and Seasons Greetings, from the MTA.

7 comments:

Olivier said...

belle photo de rue en mouvement.

missb@dragonflyvintage said...

I may be one of those Christmas Eve tree buyers at this rate!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Our tree still isn't decorated! but I put lights on it at least.
I love the motion in this photo.

Kris said...

It’s that time of year again! I’m doing the rounds and apologising for my complete failure to more regularly offer comment on everybody’s incredible efforts for the year. I know how hard it can be to keep up with the daily grind of everyday posting, and want to thank you for your efforts.

I especially want to wish festive greetings for all from down here at [nearly] the end of the world, the bottom of Tasmania.

So, if you could delete whatever is not applicable, I’d like to wish you a very pleasant/merry/happy/wonderful/safe Amaterasu; Ashurall; Beiwe; Choimus; Christmas; Dazh Boh; Dongzhi; Goru; Hanukkah; Hogmanay; Junkanoo; Karachun; Koleda; Lenæa; Meán Geimhridh; Modranicht; New Years; Ras as-Sana; Rozhanitsa Feast; Şeva Zistanê; shōgatsu; Summer Solstice [if you're in the Southern Hemisphere]; Sviatki; Vánoce; Winter solstice [if you're in the Northern Hemisphere]; Yalda; Yule-tide; Ziemassvētki; and Коляда!

With a hearty three cheers from Kris, Jen, Henry and Ezra!

tena said...

Great picture. I feel the hustle and bustle and almost smell the pine.

Kitty said...

Thanks Olivier! I think they were just trying to avoid my camera.

Hi MissB
lol, well I hope you get a good price for it.

Hi Lily
ha, well at least you have a tree. We have no such thing, not even a wreath. Terrible.

Hi Kris
Happy Xmas to you as well, one of my favorite picture-takers, bloggers and humorists.

Thank you, Tena!

Kelly said...

LOVE this shot!