Happy Thanksgiving — Holiday Images Of New York

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the U.S. and a very belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Canada. Happy Thursday to the rest of the world.

As has become tradition for me, I’m in New York visiting family and as usual I’ve been taking pictures of my trip, including our long walk yesterday in Manhattan.

For the last few months I’ve been reading and learning how to take better pictures with my iPhone, hoping to put what I’ve learned into practice. Then we walk through the city and I realize I barely have time to snap shots and so most of my learning went out the window. Still I thought I’d share some of the 300+ images I captured yesterday to give you a feel for what’s going on.

Window Displays

One of the things we like to take in during our walk are the window displays in some of the department stores. It’s hard to take pictures of them as there’s little time where someone isn’t blocking the view and the camera captures an equal amount of display and reflection of the city across the street.

Macy’s went with a Peanuts theme this year. Perhaps not the most original theme, but who doesn’t like Charlie Brown and the gang.

Window Display Macy's

Lord & Taylor’s had a candy and confection theme.

Window Display at Lord and Taylor's

I was able to press my camera up against the glass of one of the smaller windows at Lord & Taylor’s that wasn’t part of the theme and was able to get rid of the reflection on this shot.

Window Display at Lord and Taylor's

For a change Saks had their display ready. It usually goes up after our visit. They had a wedding theme going and I like how the refection mixed with the display in this image.

Window Display Saks

St. Peter’s Cathedral

Just past Sak’s is St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I find it hard to capture what you see in photographs, but hopefully these images give you a feel for what it’s like to be inside such a beautiful building.

St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral

Egypt at the Met

Before going inside my brother and I were sitting next to the fountain in front of the Met. I tried putting some of my learning into practice by taking a picture in a puddle just outside the fountain and I captured this reflection of the museum and water from the fountain.

Reflection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

We only took in one exhibit this year. Egypt is part of the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum, but I don’t think I’ve ever walked through the entire exhibit before.

Egypt Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Egypt Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Egypt Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Central Park

No walk trip through Manhattan would be complete without some time in Central Park. I love the colors of the park in the fall.

Central Park
Central Park
Central Park

Parade Floats

15 years ago when we first stumbled on the parade floats being inflated, seeing them was a casual experience. Over the years more and more security has arrived and this year it was tighter than usual. We spent as much time trying to get out as we did checking out the floats.

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Float
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Float
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Float

I also realized that the older I get, the less I recognize most of the floats. I know the Kool-Aide guy, but I’m clueless who the other two are.

Happy Thanksgiving

I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures of Christmas trees to get you ready for the coming holiday season. The first is the tree inside the New York Public Library The second is an origami Christmas tree from inside the Museum of Natural History.

Christmas Tree New York Public Library
Origami Christmas Tree at The Museum of Natural History

Once again, have a Happy Thanksgiving, a belated Happy Thanksgiving, or the best Thursday you can have.

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  1. Try 2?? Hey Steven, The photos are fantastic and take me to a place I’ve never been though have discussed going with the Wife. Thanks for sharing. Living on the West Coast, we find we don’t get to appreciate the different season’s New York has to offer except through the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and photos provided by persons like yourself. We hoped to make a trip out there this year, but with a loss of a family member that took that out of our plans. Maybe this next year will be our year. Again, thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

    • Thanks Terry. No worries about the extra post. I have things set so someone’s first post needs approval before it appears. It’s a spam prevention thing.

      I live in Colorado now, but I grew up in New York and visit family for the Thanksgiving holiday. I enjoy New York this time of year. All the decorations are just going up and it’s a fun time.

      Sorry to hear about the loss in your family. Maybe in a future year you’ll make it out east.

      If you’re interested in seeing more click on the thanksgiving link in the sidebar at the top of the page. I’ve been showing images of my trip for a few years. The images are often similar, since I end up in the same places every year, but you’ll find some different ones in there too.

      Thanks again.

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