Christmas in New York

22 Dec

Right after Thanksgiving I was in New York for a couple of days of meetings.  With my flight schedule I was lucky enough to have half a day free to wander the city before my meetings started in earnest.  I haven’t been in the US this time of year for seven years and was soaking up everything.


The hotel was downtown – not far away from Grand Central Station so I started a mosey which led me from there to Bryant Park (made famous to me from Project Runway) and then to view the windows in Macy’s on 34th Street.  The weather was perfect – not too cold, with blue sky peeping out from behind the skyscrapers.


The decorations, music, free ice skating and blue skies set me humming Christmas tunes the rest of the day.

Later that evening I met a friend for dinner up by Lincoln Center.  Coming up from the subway there was a group on the corner singing Hannukah carols in the twilight.  I gawked for a while and then hurried to the restaurant.

Only in New York.

I will be heading back Stateside to celebrate with family and friends during this happy time of year.  May you find peace and joy in the holiday season.


New York is one place that is unique – a complete cultural mix and represents the US to so many people outside of it.  It is one place that is very special.  This post is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge – One.  To see how others illustrate it, please click the link.

Thank you for your support and comments over the year.  Merry Christmas!

10 Responses to “Christmas in New York”

  1. Every Day Adventures in Asia December 22, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Merry ho ho!! Enjoy your time back for Xmas. Huuuuge hugs!

    • gkm2011 December 23, 2013 at 8:12 am #

      Enjoy your warmth and the Christmas spirit. I’ll absorb the cold and snow at my end! Merry Christmas!

  2. pollyheath December 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    Congrats on heading home! Have fun! Where are you from in the States?

    • gkm2011 December 23, 2013 at 8:13 am #

      Thanks – the effort is worth it! Am going back to Michigan – could be a storybook Christmas!

  3. expatlingo December 22, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    Enjoy your trip! Happy Christmas!

    • gkm2011 December 23, 2013 at 8:13 am #

      Thank you! You too!

  4. Valerie December 23, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    Merry christmas! Have a good time at home!

    • gkm2011 December 26, 2013 at 10:16 am #

      Going really well! Some snow this morning and lots of food. Merry, merry Christmas to you and Pat!


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