December 26, 2016
The Magic Window
Train In/Out: Fairfield, CT
Miles walked: 6.1
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 with m.Zuiko 12-40mm PRO
A rather dreary Magic Monday the day after Christmas but you don't shovel or slip on dreary! As the project winds down, I haven't felt the need to do anything overly spectacular for the last couple of trips into NYC. It's been more of a gentle wind down with some reflection and visiting a few favorite areas as I say goodbye to the city through the lens of 52 Magic Mondays. Today I decided to make my way down to 10th Avenue pizza in Chelsea. I said for a while this hole in the wall pizza place had the "best" slice of pizza I had in the city duing 2016. Did that turn out to be true today? LOL, no. But it was still pretty darn good. I don't think I can say what was the absolute best pizza, they all have their pluses and minuses. Bravo Pizza a block up and across the street from Grand Central is probably my general favorite.
Given the dreary weather which quickly turned to heavy drizzle, the photos are nothing spectacular with the heavy gray skies. But it was fun to see the city the day after Christmas. Crowded in Grand Central and midtown, super quiet once I got out of that area.
I don't know, I just loved the name.
Said my final goodbye to the Flatiron as I made my way over to Chelsea. It was gray enough out that the hammocks under the glowing arches stand out a bit in the image.
Seen better times.
This was a decorated window at the High School of Fashion Industries.
One lucky dog.
First time seeing something like this. I was pretty sure it was a tennis court on the roof. I met up with a guy on a bike at the intersection and he confirmed it was tennis courts.
Really good deal if you wanted to buy a fire hydrant.
But the H & M sweaters were pricey. ;)
I wanted to ask but they were busy working.
My "favorite" pizza place. Funny how you can remember something being much better than it actually was sometimes.
Remnants of Christmas the day after. The live tree still has the lights strung on it.
Can't say that watching Chuckie Thursday night followed by Carnage Friday night sounded appealing to me. But I don't like being startled or scared at a movie. I'm too sensitive.
There was a service going on in this church in the middle of the afternoon.
Ah, so this would be called The Mothership in the photography world. B & H Photo. I came by one other time but they were closed. Today they were open and it was HOPPING in there!
In their entryway.
They had this conveyor belt that ran above the shoppers moving product throughout the store. Flashback to Service Merchandise from the 80's in Connecticut although their delivery system did not run openly above the retail area.
I include this photo only because the speaker was blasting George Michael music. RIP George, I enjoyed much of your music.
Let me know if you got one of these for Christmas!
They had a ring light setup and these shoppers were testing it out. The guy on the left "modeling" was kind of creepy, reminded me of a vampire or something.
Starting to make my way over to Macy's, passed Madison Square Garden a final time.
Liked the water skiing Chinese santa.
Up ahead is my favorite window for reflection images. My "Mohawk Man" window. There would be no images to be made today, couldn't get within 5 feet of the windows and gobs of people does not make for great reflection shots. But I wanted to say a final goodbye to this area.
And to my surprise and delight, my Mohawk Man window was decorated with the word Magic.
Really can't make this stuff up.
Why would you paint a traffic light green? Please let me know in the comments at the bottom of the page. Thanks.
Ah ha! So I said a week or two ago that I was totally confused that I saw a sign on the side of a building by Bryant Park that said Whole Foods - how could I not know Whole Foods was right there all this time. Turns out it is not, they are building it now. Whew. That makes more sense.
What a fabulous location!
I wanted to pop into the Fred French building before the end of 52 MM. I saw it from a distance a couple of months ago. Looked interesting. I looked it up online and it looked beautiful so today was the day to pop in.
Very pretty. Glad to have seen it with the holiday lights.
If you follow 52MM, then you may remember when I spent a day photographing fancy hotel lobbies. This was one of the places I visited. Lotte New York Palace. I was passing by and noticed their very stunning tree.
Now that's an entry way!
I'm up around 56th street and see that they've installed one of those official barriers to keep traffic off 56th because Trump Tower is just ahead.
Made my way up to Serendipity 3 which was made more famous by the John Cusack movie from years ago. 2 hour wait to get in. I passed.
Finally bought a NYC pretzel. $5 bucks! Geesh!
And that's a wrap on a cold and wet Magic Monday the day after Christmas.
Until the next Magic Monday!