Christmas Windows

I did my yearly walk up 5th Avenue (and Madison) to look at and photograph the holiday window displays. This might just be me (and a friend has already disagreed with me) but I thought the decorations were not as spectacular this year. Bergdorf’s were still good, as were Tiffany’s, but everyone else felt very so-so to me, including Barney’s (except the South Park window was fun).

Also, usually the crowds on 5th are massive. Rockefeller Center should have been a madhouse, but it was quite sedate. Even the crowds around Trump Tower were diminished. Except, I had to open my bag in order to look at the Tiffany window closest to Trump Tower.

So, I only have a few pictures. This first one was from Bergdorf’s, which are always very glamorous and sparkly. This year they had a natural history theme.

Holiday Windows, New York City, 2016

These next two are from Tiffany’s which were as enchanting as always. You need to know that these windows are small, and these tableaus are actually miniatures, like dollhouse scenes.

Tiffany's Holiday Windows, New York City, 2016

Tiffany's Holiday Windows, New York City, 2016

This last one was from Cartier, which had a bunch of lit-up cats crawling up the building and one perched on top. The cats didn’t really come out well, they looked better in person.

Holiday Windows, New York City, 2016

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “Christmas Windows

  1. Nice shots! But I believe the last pic is of Cartier, and those are Cartier panthers crawling up the facade.

    Speaking of panthers, I do hope that your dear Finney is fit and fiddle and that all creatures in your household are looking forward to a 2017 that can’t possibly be as bad as 2016.

    Onward.

  2. I love the giant bow on the Cartier building! I put one like that on the large mirror over my mantlepiece and it’s quite effective even on a smaller scale. 😉

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