Preparing the ground for tomorrow’s sensory overload.
An Infinity Mirror Room, from a past exhibition (through December 22, 2017) at David Zwirner gallery, in Chelsea.
December, 6th 2017
This is it friends – 2017 is almost over! It has been adequately bumpy and all kinds of weird and felt, at times, like going two steps back for every step forward but, on a personal level, it’s been a rather good year. So it is only fitting that we bid it adieu with a splash of colour from one of New York City’s most beautifully restored neighbourhoods, the South Sea Port historic district.
Fulton Street is glowing in a ”Sea of Light”, an installation that will run through March 2018.
Wavertree, the great sailing ship, is decorated with its own Christmas tree, as is tradition in maritime countries around the world. Tonight, even the New York Central No. 31 railroad barge pilothouse is bathed in light.
And so is the Titanic Memorial, the lighthouse erected in honour of the lives lost in the sinking of the Titanic.
From the iconic South Sea Port, my warmest wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year!
May the light be with you always!
December 26th, 2017
Speaking of arctic chills, that’s how we had to get dressed to go out for a walk in the park – so you see why I can barely move under the layers.
Fighting ice with ice: perhaps some rounds in the rink would have kept me warm.
Although the cold didn’t seem to ruffle this bird’s yellow feathers!
Greetings from an icy cold Central Park
December 28th, 2017
Holiday window displays in Manhattan are integrally connected with Christmas in the collective consciousness of New Yorkers – and in that of the regular, or even occasional visitors too. They’ve become part of the tradition, glitz and glamour and beauty of the holiday season and there just can’t be Christmas in the City without them.
Here, for instance, are some takes from Bergdorf Goodman’s breathtaking displays, inspired by some of the city’s most iconic institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History, Museum of the Moving Image, The New York Botanical Garden, New York Philharmonic and New-York Historical Society (there are also windows for Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and UrbanGlass but I have no captures of them).
Entitled ”To New York with Love”, a celebration of the city’s ongoing love affair with arts, history and music, they are simply spectacular.
New York Philharmonic
The New York Botanical Garden
Museum of the Moving Image
American Museum of Natural History (and an avid admirer)
New-York Historical Society
And back to business with the commercial part and evening gowns – entrance in grand style guaranteed.
A ball in the Four Seasons, maybe?
At which point I have to move on because I feel I’m turning green; head over heels (image from Elie Tahari)
December 17th, 2017
Every Nutcracker’s nightmare before Christmas: standing all day at attention in the bitter cold, spotting all those nuts walking by and not being able to crack even a single one. Oh, the horror!
Avenue of the Americas
December 3rd, 2017
And yet… I’d swear the cookie mountain was lower this morning. Much, much lower.
Christmas in Manhattan,
December 25th, 2017
West 43rd & 8th after the incident at Port Authority Bus Terminal. Nonfatal, frightening nonetheless. Tell me why I don’t like Mondays…
December 11th, 2017