Eighty.

80:366

80:366

This will be a photo-heavy post.  Blue skies, blooming flowers, New York City…  yeah.  Bring lots of film.

Bank of China.  They are not poor.

Bank of China.  They are not poor.

Matil and I went to go see some window displays, but due to some insane glare…  I don’t have pictures of those displays… yet.  I’ll be back, because they were really worth it.  Spoiler:  Outlander fans, anyone?

Second item on the agenda was the Macy’s Flower Show.  This picture is Macy’s Herald Square- the original store, the largest retail store at nine stories of wall-to-wall shopping, and a full city block in length.  The famous window displays are here, and presently they are decorated for the Flower Show.

The pictures below are highlights from each of the themed window displays.  I pressed the camera against the glass to get rid of the reflection. 

Capitol Gardens

Capitol Gardens

The Enchanted Southern Gardens

The Enchanted Southern Gardens

City Life: All dogs under 40lbs you apartment dwellers!

City Life: All dogs under 40lbs you apartment dwellers!

Unforgiving Southwest

Unforgiving Southwest

California Dreaming

California Dreaming

All these flowers are real- by the way. 

Once inside the store, the show continues.  The entire cosmetic section is covered in flowers from different regions around the country- and there is an audio tour to help with the explanations.  For me, the better part was taking in the colors, smells, and watching the people. 

For instance… the girl in front of me thought my idea to use the escalator to get a better angle on the show was simply a fantastic idea!  Glad to help. 

I wish I knew how many people were in the store.  I am sure the numbers run into the thousands, and that is no exaggeration!  Every floor, every day is jam packed with tourists, shoppers, locals, and those few looking for last minute birthday/wedding/anniversary/holiday/I’m sorry gifts. 

Take a look at the photos and try to look at the mix of personalities and types of people in them. 

Smile!

Smile!

This centerpiece is actually a five foot tall arrangement of beautiful red roses and other flowers, assembled by master designer and floral artist Kenji Takenaka.  The centerpiece arrangement will only be displayed for two to three days, and then it is replaced by another arrangement from another master artist. 

This arrangement consumes the water fountain completely.  I like the smiling women and Macy’s bags in the background- adds a nice touch. 

This is how we do it in New York City. 

Read more about it from the source, here.

Cheers!

 

4 thoughts on “Eighty.

  1. Wow!!!! I can only imagine how wonderful it was to see and smell these amazing flowers. The displays simply take your breath away. Loved the lighthouse too. Loved your perception of everything & everyone. Keep these posts coming!! It’s like we are seeing NYC through your eyes.

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    1. The flowers did a good job at masking the powerful ‘aroma’ of mixed cosmetics and perfumes. : ) I couldn’t believe they were all real flowers

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