Monday, December 22, 2014

How the Parisians deck the halls

Or, more exactly, how they decorate one
small section of the Champs-Elysées.

[To see more Blue Monday posts, visit Smiling Sally's meme.]

Sunday, December 21, 2014


Given my choice of Christmas flowers
(well, the ones I associate with the holidays—
poinsettias, paperwhites, Christmas cactus),
I'll take these bright pink cyclamen, please.

[To see more of Today's Flowers, go here.]

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Weekend in Black and White

iPhones and iPads and laptops—oh my!
The Apple store in Grand Central Terminal
has been doing a brisk business lately.
(Although, honestly, it can look pretty much this
crowded on any given weekday of the year.)

[To see more monochromes, visit Dragonstar's meme.

Also linking back to the B&W Photography Project at PODcast.]

Friday, December 19, 2014

Seasonal Sentiments

Things are looking very festive right now at
Grand Central Terminal.  This shop has
photo-worthy displays year-round, with lighting
that produces excellent shadows—this
time, though, it's colorful reflections.

[To see more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.]

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday Challenge—"my favorite photo"

I'd like to thank Dale at the Thursday Photo
Challenge for permission to repeat myself.
I have lots of "favorite" photos, but this one
of a foggy Brooklyn Bridge sunrise
from last January probably tops the list.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ABC Wednesday—W is for "wing"

This is one of a pair of weeping
angels on the Stuart monument, in
St. Peter's in Rome.  It commemorates
the last three members of the
royal house of Stuart: James III, Cardinal 

Henry Stuart, and Bonnie Prince Charlie; this 
is not a tomb (though all three are buried
in the crypt below the basilica).
Stendhal said that visitors to Rome should
see this first to gauge whether or not they have
a heart capable of appreciating sculpture.
(Just watch out you don't end up with
a case of Stendhal syndrome.)

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Once upon a time in New York

This year, Saks Fifth Avenue has chosen
an "urban fairy tale" theme for their
holiday windows—very well executed too!

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]