Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Barney's Gets Baz Dazzled

Holiday Owl #HolidayOwl #barneys #holidaysinNYC #BazLuhrmann #besttimeoftheyear #celebrate ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Holiday Owl©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
The Barney's windows were done up by Baz Luhrmann for the holidays.  The unifying theme appears to be Madonna's Celebrate -- which is at its most flamboyant when an opera singer comes out to sing while Madonna's rendition.wafts out over the crowds.  Alas, I did not capture that so well as I was staking out the ice skating rink waiting for a skater to appear.  And appear she did.

Window Dancer

My favorite of the windows is the owl that intones Madonna's Holiday in a sonorous voice.  Maybe this is because when I first saw the window, two women with just the hint of a southern accent, had this exchange:

First Woman:  What does this have to do with the holidays?
Second Woman:  This has nothing to do with the holidays

About sums it up.  I leave you with the owl.

An Owl Holiday

Holidays in NYC 
#6:  An Enchanted Experience :: 4 (Snow White)
#7:  Phoenix Rising
#8:  On Phoenix Wings
#9:  The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
#10: Send in the Chairs
#11: An Enchanted Experience :: 5 (Little Red Riding Hood)
#12: Red Ornaments
#13: Radio City All Decked Out
#14: Statue of Liberty
#15: Lights and Ornaments
#16:  Special Effects and Crowds
#17: Tiffany Couples
#18: Throwback Bear
#19: Window Watchers
#20:  Let's Make Movies
#21:  Fairy Tale
#22:  Artest Atelier
#23:  All the World's a Stage
#24:  Peace
#25:  The #RockCenter Tree
#26:  Inspired by Literature
#27: Prima Ballerina
#28: Blue Prints
#29: The Peace Tree

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Peace Tree

The Peace Tree -- decorated with cranes -- is an annual tradition at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.  The tradition was inspired by Sadako Sasaki, a survivor of Hiroshima who was immortalized in the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.

And, yes, that is a Phoenix lurking the background.

Peace Tree #peacetree #stjohnthedivinecathedral #nyc #holidaysinNYC #christmastree ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Peace Tree
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg

Holidays in NYC 
#6:  An Enchanted Experience :: 4 (Snow White)
#7:  Phoenix Rising
#8:  On Phoenix Wings
#9:  The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
#10: Send in the Chairs
#11: An Enchanted Experience :: 5 (Little Red Riding Hood)
#12: Red Ornaments
#13: Radio City All Decked Out
#14: Statue of Liberty
#15: Lights and Ornaments
#16:  Special Effects and Crowds
#17: Tiffany Couples
#18: Throwback Bear
#19: Window Watchers
#20:  Let's Make Movies
#21:  Fairy Tale
#22:  Artest Atelier
#23:  All the World's a Stage
#24:  Peace
#25:  The #RockCenter Tree
#26:  Inspired by Literature
#27: Prima Ballerina
#28: Blue Prints

Friday, December 26, 2014

Inspired by Literature

Red Head #redhead #bgwindows # #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Red Head
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
The #BGwindows inspired by literature window is hot pink and all fabric arts.  My favorite piece?  The typewriter!  Except for the mannequin. That would probably have been a bit much.  

Before You sleep #beforeyousleep #bgwindows # #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Before You Sleep (and a #Selfie)
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg

QWERTY #QWERTY #bgwindows # #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
QWERTY
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Jane Austen #JaneAusten #bgwindows # #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Jane Austen
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
A Little Inaccuracy #ALittleInaccuracy #bgwindows # #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
A Little Inaccuracy
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Fishnets #Fishnets #bgwindows # #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Fishnets
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Big. Dig. Dog. #BigPinkDog #bgwindows # #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Big. Pink. Dog.
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Inspired by Literature #inspiredbyliterature #bgwindows # #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Inspired by Literature
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg

Holidays in NYC 
#6:  An Enchanted Experience :: 4 (Snow White)
#7:  Phoenix Rising
#8:  On Phoenix Wings
#9:  The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
#10: Send in the Chairs
#11: An Enchanted Experience :: 5 (Little Red Riding Hood)
#12: Red Ornaments
#13: Radio City All Decked Out
#14: Statue of Liberty
#15: Lights and Ornaments
#16:  Special Effects and Crowds
#17: Tiffany Couples
#18: Throwback Bear
#19: Window Watchers
#20:  Let's Make Movies
#21:  Fairy Tale
#22:  Artest Atelier
#23:  All the World's a Stage
#24:  Peace
#25:  The #RockCenter Tree

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The #RockCenter Tree

I can't help but post a Google+ auto awesome tree photo from last year (I discovered Google+ auto awesome on Day 29 of 31 days of holiday windows -- last December's project).   You have to love a sparkling tree surrounded by sparkling angels.

Twinkling #RockCenter Tree - Circa 2013 #twinklingrockcentertree #holidays #holidaysinNYC #rockefellercenter #NYC ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Twinkling #RockCenter Tree - 2013
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Here is the photo without the bling:

Rock Center Tree without the Twinkle (2013) #rockcentertreewithoutthetwinkle #holidays #holidaysinNYC #rockefellercenter #NYC ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Rock Center Tree -- Without the Twinkle (2013)

©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
This photo is so perfect (to me that is) that I'm not sure why I went back this year,  But go back I did (several times in fact).  The closest shot I got to the above was a day time shot and I took it quickly as a group was trying to get their photo perfectly composed.  This creates some restlessness among the crowd that is waiting for their turn -- the not having one's pose figured out that is.  It's always a bit of a scrum at the top of the plaza.

The 2014 #RockCenter Tree #the2014rockcentertree #holidays #holidaysinNYC #rockefellercenter #NYC ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
The 2014 #RockCenter Tree

©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Getting the Shot #gettingtheshot #holidays #holidaysinNYC #rockefellercenter #NYC ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Getting the Shot

©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg

My favorite angel photo from this year  (last year's showed up on Day 24 so I am nothing if not consistent in timing).

#RockCenter Angel #rockcenterangel #angel  #holidays #holidaysinNYC #rockefellercenter #NYC ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
#RockCenter Angel

©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
The tree has a phalanx of Security guards to protect it and the area has a cadre of #NYPD officers who answer questions, direct traffic, and (most importantly) protect us from those who would do us harm.

Tree Guard #treeguard  #holidays #holidaysinNYC #rockefellercenter #NYC ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Tree Guard

©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
This year's main event shot at the "almost" end of a lovely day spent with my niece Julia and good friends that included a play, a delicious dinner, and a couple of meandering walks through NYC.  Best time of the year.

#RockCenter Tree - 2014 #RockCenterTree2014  #holidays #holidaysinNYC #rockefellercenter #NYC ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
#RockCenter Tree - 2014

©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

All the World's a Stage...

Stage Makeup #stagemakeup #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Stage Make Up
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
...and this actor clearly commands it.  This despite the very awesome light show that is her back drop.    The neon work is by Lite Brite Neon Studio -- a New York based studio specializing in -- what else -- light.  If you have the time, take a whirl through the store, you'll find some other pieces by Lite Brite have been integrated into the displays (The Coat).

Step Aside GM Building, I'm the Star of this Show #StepAsideGMBuilding #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Step Aside GM Building, I'm the Star of this Show
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg

Fashion Matters #fashionmatters #bgwindows #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Fashion Matters
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg

Lite Brite Neon #litebriteneon  #bgwindows #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Lite Brite Neon
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg

Center Stage #CenterStage  #bgwindows #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Center Stage
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg

Holidays in NYC 
#6:  An Enchanted Experience :: 4 (Snow White)
#7:  Phoenix Rising
#8:  On Phoenix Wings
#9:  The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
#10: Send in the Chairs
#11: An Enchanted Experience :: 5 (Little Red Riding Hood)
#12: Red Ornaments
#13: Radio City All Decked Out
#14: Statue of Liberty
#15: Lights and Ornaments
#16:  Special Effects and Crowds
#17: Tiffany Couples
#18: Throwback Bear
#19: Window Watchers
#20:  Let's Make Movies
#21:  Fairy Tale
#22:  Artest Atelier

Silence and Hope

In the season of hope, a moment of silence for our two fallen NYPD officers.  Violence is never the answer.

Remembering #remembering #stjohnthedivinecathedral #silence #hope
Remembering

Monday, December 22, 2014

Artist Atelier

Porcelain #porcelain #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Porcelain Skin
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
The Inspired by Art window from the 2014 version of the extravaganza that is the Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows.  My particular favorite part of the window is artist the mouse tucked in the corner with her muse and a very nice painting.

The Artist and Her Muse #theartistandhermuse #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
The Artist and Her Muse
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg

Brushes #burshes #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Brushes
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg

Holding A Pose #HoldingAPose #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Holding a Pose
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Fairy Tale

inspired by Music (Day) #inspiredbymusic(day) #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Inspired by Music (Day) #BGWindows #WHPfairytale
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Musician:  She dreamt of escaping the #BGwindows with her 76 trombones
and other assorted  brass and leading the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
I had way too much fun with the #Instagram (IG) weekend hashtag project (WHP).  The theme -- fairy tales (#WHPfairytale for those of you who speak #hashtag).  Upon returning home from my 4 mile jaunt in Central Park, I posted three photos with accompanying snippets of fairy tales (Actor, Painter, and Traveler.  As you might expect of someone whose blog is named Scribbles and Photos, this #hashtag project was tailor made for me.  Although in the true spirit of a platform that is primarily about images, I think IG was not actually looking for us to write a story or a snippet of a story for that matter.

Inspired by Music (Night) #inspiredbymusic(night) #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Inspired by Music (Night) #BGWindows #WHPfairytale
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Musician:  She dreamt that she could go back in time and join the
Upside Down Girl Band from Bergdorf Goodman windows of yore.
I also learned two new things about IG .  First, I can link out to it from this blog (I'm a little cautious about this because of IG's behavior around my prior account (@nel234:  My Oh So Brief Love Affair with Instagram, @nel234: Instagram Update).  Second, they've added a really cool tool to their editing toolbox -- Adjust -- which alters one's perspective on things.  Looking forward to playing with that and with the new filters (maybe).

Inspired by Chemistry #inspiredbychemistry #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Inspired by Chemistry #BGWindows #WHPfairytale
 ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Chemist:  He dreamt of the beautiful musician living in the window across the street. 

Hoping that they would be together when they went home to the #BGwindows prop house.
Popular on Tumblr (put this in the category of fairy tales do come true)
It's not like this blog o' mine is going to perish under the weight of the traffic it gets which makes it pretty easy to track down the source of traffic.  Imagine my excitement on finding that Day 29: 31 Days of Holiday Windows was getting traffic from Tumblr where Midnight in Paris had posted my photo.  Since the original post was a collaboration between me and #Google (I certainly don't know how to make my photos sparkle!), i'm considering this post to be in the same vein.  Plus, the Tumblr post has 453 notes and reblogss as of right now.  Whoa -- that's a lot! Note to self:  investigate Tumblr and reblog my photo.

Reindeer #twotinyreindeer #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Two Tiny Reindeer #whipfairytale©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Two Tiny Reindeer:  They dreamt that they were soaring across the Midnight Sky with
six other tiny reindeer as Santa yelled Ho! Ho! Ho!


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Let's Make Movies

Lets Make Movies #letsmakemovies #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Let's Make Movies
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
David Hoey typically picks a theme for the Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows early in the year.  Last year's was "Holiday's on Ice" and every window depicted a different holiday (Day 31:  31 Days of Holiday Windows).  This year he was inspired by "inspired", the word that is.  My only quibble with the execution of this theme is that all of the sciences (while all 3 of them that they depict) are on the men's store while the arts grace the ladies store.  In an era where we want to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, engineering, and technology -- this seems like a bit of a miss to me.  Some day (soon I hope), maybe he'll introduce diversity and some broader thinking about women's role in Society into these windows of his.

I do really like these windows -- don't get me wrong -- just wishing the #BGwindows team would broaden its horizons a bit.  Would have been great to have had a female astronomer, botanist, or chemist.  Although I am not sure which of the arts I would have moved move to the men's windows and maybe, giving him the benefit of the doubt, that is what stymied Mr. Hoey.

Mush #Mush #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Mush!
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Plush #Plush #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Plush
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Hand Painted - Night #HandPaintedNight #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Hand Painted - Night
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg

Hand Painted - Day
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg

Floating #floating #bgwindows #windowwatchers #holidaywindows #5thavenuewindows #NYC  #holidays #besttimeoftheyear #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Floating
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Holidays in NYC 
#6:  An Enchanted Experience :: 4 (Snow White)
#7:  Phoenix Rising
#8:  On Phoenix Wings
#9:  The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
#10: Send in the Chairs
#11: An Enchanted Experience :: 5 (Little Red Riding Hood)
#12: Red Ornaments
#13: Radio City All Decked Out
#14: Statue of Liberty
#15: Lights and Ornaments
#16:  Special Effects and Crowds
#17: Tiffany Couples
#18: Throwback Bear
#19: Window Watchers