Yes indeed, Thanksgiving seemed to make a run at us a bit early this year, and I have more proof. When we finally made our way to Rockefeller Center last week, even their tree was not completely decorated. The only 'decorations' were the seemingly endless planks from the staging and the slew of wires hanging from above that surrounded the 80-foot Norway spruce. Were any of Santa's elves in evidence? Well, if you count the many workers, bundled up against the cold, weaving their way through huge boughs of greenery attempting to string the lighting, then I'd say yes. And to be perfectly honest, I was a little disappointed not seeing the tree aglow, amid the skaters circling around nearby and all the holiday chatter. But to get a close-up, small peek into how the tree goes up, how large the trunk really is and to get that glimpse into how the workers move through the tree running the lights and hanging bulbs was certainly a treat. And lest there be any apprehension involved, let me relieve any fears. The tree is now in full holiday glow having been officially lit last evening. Let Christmas begin.
Yeah, I was disappointed that the tree wasn't lit, BUT seeing HOW they do it was fascinating!! I had no idea it was such a production.ReplyDelete
Here's a photo of it...I don't know how to make it a link, so cut and paste if you're curious....
Fascinating photo, thank you!Delete
I think I can figure out how to do a link....maybe...ReplyDelete
Great shot! Did you get a bit lit, too?ReplyDelete
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It wouldn't be a trip to New York without a visit here!ReplyDelete
Love peeking over your shoulder at Rockefeller Center. The behind the scenes work, such treat to see!ReplyDelete
Very good post and I also like to peek over your shoulder.ReplyDelete
still seems all too early!ReplyDelete
From all your wonderful photos from NY I would say you are having one heck of a good time -- barbaraReplyDelete
I saw the big turning on of the lights on the news last night! I still remember seeing it in real life years ago - spectacular.ReplyDelete
Is that the March of the Toy Soldiers I hear in the background? Know it's after T-Day, but Christmas still seems far in the future. Our weather remains fall-like.ReplyDelete
Thanks for telling this story. I think it sounds like a fascinating process. I love the view from behind the toy soldier.ReplyDelete
Birdman, listen to yourself! You are complaining that the tree wasn't up and decorated by Thanksgiving. Personally, I think they should be applauded.ReplyDelete
That's a happy shot!ReplyDelete
A lot of work but a lot of smiles too and that's always a good thing!ReplyDelete
Ah and now 'the silly season' begins....bah humbug!!ReplyDelete
That Toy Man is watching over the big croudReplyDelete
What a great shot! Love the composition.ReplyDelete