Photo by myself in Bryant Park, looking southeast.
The shopping season has indeed begun. Bryant Park is fully decorated with small kiosks selling stuff. The main lawn is occupied with an ice rink for the winter months. There are seating areas and food stalls for those needing a break or a snack.
All around the park are tall office buildings, including the main branch of the New York Public Library (the newly-cleaned building with the arched windows, above). Many people prefer this park because it is so well proportioned - not so small as to feel dwarfed by the buildings above, but not so large that you feel distant from them.
These photos are from late Friday afternoon. From what I could tell, most people were visiting from out of town.
The view northeast. Seating areas are littered with fall leaves.
Timbered canopies are festooned with lights.
The view west toward Sixth Avenue. The plantings in this park are well done.
For those curious, click here for my photos from last holiday season.
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