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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Nested Embraces

With the large, spectacular tree in Rockefeller Center, it is easy for other trees to be left out of the limelight. Washington Square Park gets its own large, 45-foot-tall tree, this year delivered from a farm in Canada, and installed centered under the arch. Click here for more photos. There was an annual tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 5th, led by Keith Borden, with the Rob Susman Brass Quartet, sponsored by the Washington Square Music Festival and the Washington Square Association. The carol singing and music is repeated on Christmas Eve. If one is fortunate, as I was, you can see the Empire State Building lit in blue (60th anniversary UNICEF) along with the Christmas tree, framed by the arch with a silhouetted tree and two lovers kissing as foreground. It was a special moment to see these nested embraces ...

9 comments:

susan in atlanta said...

Lovely. I didn't notice the kissing couple until I enlarged the photo.

Brian said...

Susan - I was worried about that.
I hope people realize that all Blogger images can be enlsrged by clicking them. Perhaps I should add a magnifier icon below the photos?
Brian

ruth said...

This is a fantastic composition, Brian. The white and blac, with the pink lights, is stunning. I didn't notice the couple either! The cobbles around the tree are very nice. The shot just keeps getting better the longer I look at it. So much detail, including the relief in the arch inside.

ruth said...

And I JUST noticed (after finishing last comment) the blue of the Empire State behind! I guess it pays to read the whole post before commenting . . .

DwD said...

one word: LOVELY!
makes me wanna visit NYC so bad :(

Brian said...

Ruth, Dwd, Susan;
Thanks all. And sadly these photos look much better as originals (preview, photoshop, etc). When viewed on the web with a browser, the quality is significantly degraded.
Brian

Kate said...

Ah, I went to Flikr and saw the lovers--nice! Also love the photo--the lighting is special!

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Anton said...

Hi!!!I from Russia, Moscow. I badly write in English. I wish to tell, that your city-it capital of the world, the finest and bewitching city on the Earth. I hope, that my dream though time to visit New York will be carried out. Thanks for a photo, it is very successful.