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Saturday, November 28, 2009

For several years around this time Business always took me to New York City. So my thoughts always go back to the City with the Christmas season approaching. The lights are up, the building facades are dressed up in their best attire and music of the season is always magically heard in the air. I always left the City with sights I had never seen in the rural Midwest...such as this Hershey store. I counted 13 or 14 types of candy displayed on the store front.

I envy those who live within commuting distance of a large city this time of year...what a great get away from our daily routine to be able to leave the "normal" behind for a day and window shop to your heart's content.

Christmas in the country is a heartwarming experience like none other with a fresh snowfall and roaring fire but Christmas in the city has it's own atmosphere as well. An experience that should be enjoyed at least once during one's life.

Dan

15 comments:

Sunny said...

When I was a young(er) woman, I loved the hustle and bustle of the city during the holiday season. All the department stores with their magical displays, people loaded down with packages. Now, that I'm older, I love the slower pace of the country, the peace and quiet. The sound of snow falling in the woods, the crisp winter air punctuated by the smell of wood stoves.
But the absolute best place to be is with your loved ones.
Sunny :)
Sorry I didn't mean to 'yack' so much!

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny that is right ...there is magic in both worlds.

Dan

shabby girl said...

I'm hoping to see New York at least once while I'm here. The holidays are probably the best time to do that. I see at least a couple of my favorite candies in your photo. Yum!

shabby girl said...

I'm hoping to see New York at least once while I'm here. The holidays are probably the best time to do that. I see at least a couple of my favorite candies in your photo. Yum!

Sandra said...

You now have a nother follower. Love your site and the narrative. I like photos that tell a story and yours do. I will be checking out all the ones I have missed. thanks to Sunny winning your beautiful barn, I found your blog. I love blogging and am fairly new at it. Glad I found you. I agree to magic, the magic of photography and art in all forms. for those of us who cannot travel, we can watch the world through others eyes and thoughts.

Cynthia L. H. said...

I love this one! Chocolate!!! ;^)
I have not experienced much Christmas in the city...most of mine has been country...or at least a small city, when I was growing up. I like being surrounded by the warmth of the wood stove and family.
;^)

Kringle said...

Thanks so much for stopping by as I too hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I absolutely am happy I stopped by your blog today... thank you! :)

septembermom said...

NYC is a great place to visit. My mom is treating me and the kids to the Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall next Saturday. This is my first time going to the show. I'm as excited as the kids.

I would love to visit the country someday. So beautiful and peaceful.

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl..."Hershey" caught my eye...my favorite!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sandra...I am glad you found the blog and welcome aboard! It was nice of Sunny to post my barn picture today. Hope you have a great Christmas Season.
Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Cynthia you have good taste in candy! I just told Shabbygirl that my favorite was Hershey's'.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Kringle...thanks. I had a great Thanksgiving and now we we move to the Christmas Season! What a great time of year!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...what a nice gesture on her part! Tell the Rockettes I said Hi! I know it will be a great time for all...take your camera

Dan

Jo said...

Hi Dan I found your amazing blog and photos through Sunny's post today. Am I glad I did. I will visit often.

Valerie said...

Loved that picture, Dan, apart from the excellent quality it took me right back to my visits to Times Square, and the Hershey store. Have a great day.