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Friday, December 4, 2009

Two Bells A-Ringing, on Fifth Avenue

Salvation Army, Fifth Avenue
Photo by myself on Fifth Avenue, in Midtown.

This time of year, the Salvation Army is out in full force. Bells are constantly ringing in the streets, creating an old-fashioned feeling.


I had a few hours to myself on Thursday afternoon, and did a lot of walking. Everyone seemed to be outside, since the weather was unusually warm, (in the 60s F/16 degrees Celsius).

I must have done a few miles (in uncomfy shoes, no less!), trudging up Fifth Avenue, then up Madison Avenue, before heading west on 57th Street. The holiday season in New York is an incredible time. So much of the city is decorated.

I stopped by the Plaza Hotel, the New York Palace (once called the Helmsley Palace), and the crowded nave of St. Patrick's Cathedral. The windows at Bergdorf Goodman were elaborately decorated as usual, and hoards of people surrounded the giant Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

If you plan to visit NYC during the winter holidays, you are in for a treat. Just be sure to bring a parka as well as a bathing suit!

Photos, of course, to follow in the coming days.

Related posts: On Crowds and the New Yorker Festival, Entrance to Fifth Avenue and Sleeping on the Job.


Louis la Vache said...

Indeed, the Salvation Army on the streets, dressed in red, brings up nostalgia.

Louis la Vache said...

Speaking of the Salvation Army - look what they've done in a closed Métro station in Paris!

Lachezar said...

Its always a pleasure to discover great photography! You've got one more follower! Thanks for our visit!

Fashion Schlub said...

that's so funny, *I* walked too far in uncomfortable shoes yesterday, too! and today I paid for it with some considerable back pain...but it was worth it at the time, as I'm sure your walk was, too.

Kitty said...

Louis, what an interesting link? And appropriate, I have to say. To shelter the homeless in an unused space is so smart. Better than letting it go to waste.

Hello Lachezar and thank you!
I love your photographs from NZ. They are stunning.

Hi MissB!
How funny. It doesn't take much for a shoe to be horribly uncomfortable. What we do for fashion?!