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Barney's Gets Baz Dazzled

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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 
#1:  Dressing Up for the Holidays NYC Style #2:  An Enchanted Experience :: 1
#3:  An Enchanted Experience :: 2 (Rumpelstiltskin)
#4:  My Made with Code Tree
#5:  An Enchanted Experience…

The Peace Tree

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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.


Holidays in NYC 
#1:  Dressing Up for the Holidays NYC Style #2:  An Enchanted Experience :: 1
#3:  An Enchanted Experience :: 2 (Rumpelstiltskin)
#4:  My Made with Code Tree
#5:  An Enchanted Experience :: 3 (Sleeping Beauty) #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…

Blue Prints

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Prima Ballerina

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Inspired by Literature

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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.  


Holidays in NYC 
#1:  Dressing Up for the Holidays NYC Style #2:  An Enchanted Experience :: 1
#3:  An Enchanted Experience :: 2 (Rumpelstiltskin)
#4:  My Made with Code Tree
#5:  An Enchanted Experience :: 3 (Sleeping Beauty) #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

The #RockCenter Tree

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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.

Here is the photo without the bling:

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.


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

The tree has a phalanx of Security guards to protect it and the area has a cadre of #NYPD officers who answer questions, …

Peace

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All the World's a Stage...

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...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).




Holidays in NYC 
#1:  Dressing Up for the Holidays NYC Style #2:  An Enchanted Experience :: 1
#3:  An Enchanted Experience :: 2 (Rumpelstiltskin)
#4:  My Made with Code Tree
#5:  An Enchanted Experience :: 3 (Sleeping Beauty) #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: Win…

Silence and Hope

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

Artist Atelier

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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.




Holidays in NYC 
#1:  Dressing Up for the Holidays NYC Style #2:  An Enchanted Experience :: 1
#3:  An Enchanted Experience :: 2 (Rumpelstiltskin)
#4:  My Made with Code Tree
#5:  An Enchanted Experience :: 3 (Sleeping Beauty) #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

Fairy Tale

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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.

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.  …

Let's Make Movies

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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.  Althoug…