Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas at Union Sqaure

Gentle Friends, I who really do not like to shop - retail anyway, made a trek downtown to Union Square to do some last minute shopping....  and I had my camera and thought you might enjoy some snaps.....

.... I got this shot from inside Macy's looking out over the Square.... 

....  this is one of two skating rinks here in the City - the other is way down on the Embarcadero and is the bigger of the two - but this one looked like fun and I had a cup of coffee and enjoyed just being out with the Merry Makers.........  sometimes I feel so Grinchy about Christmas and how overly commercial it all is - it was nice to just relax and enjoy the bright blue day........ 

 ... Macy's decorates their windows this every year and it looks great, I took the first snap from just to the left of the star on top of the tree.....

... as I was walking away from the Square I thought how great is the tree in NM....  this used to be "City of Paris"  - you can read about it HERE - and if you look closely you can just see the original skylight from the CoP building.  The tree in the atrium is gigantic and a real stop for any Christmas tree lover......
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I am off for the rest of the week so the Postings will be sporadic.   
Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

28 comments:

Lana said...

Merry Christmas, Edgar!! You are a great photographer!! So many times I will look at your photos and think "I want to stitch that!" Lol! :)

Nancy said...

Glad you were able to have a cup of coffee and enjoy the day! San Francisco looks like such a fun place!

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: Ice skating and no snow how wonderful.
Love all your photos, the tree is super giganticus, love it.

From my heart and home to yours
Merry Christmas

Catherine

Barb said...

It was fun seeing how the city looked for Christmas. It is hard not to get grinchy about how Christmas is being over-commercialized.

Merry Wind Farm said...

I don't think you are alone, Edgar, I have never known a man in my life that liked to shop. Merry Christmas, Melinda

Caitlin D said...

Glad you had a nice experience, even with all the shoppers out! They really do have some lovely decorations.

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing your photos of your lovely city. Also, thank you for helping me plan our trip this past
Sept. I love the photo of Macy's!
I'm afraid our Macy's in Atlanta does
not go to that much trouble to decorate.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
(Hope Santa will fill your stitching
list!)

Myra said...

Such a neat post. I love the tours you give. Merry Christmas Edgar.

Sweet Sue said...

hi edgar ~ wishing you and yours every joy of the season, and warm wishes for a super~stitchy 2015!

Angela P said...

I always love to look at your pics and to see a bit of SF. Wishing you a Merry Christmas :)

Annette-California said...

I loved your post. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful displays.
You know years ago my family used to go to SF the day after Thanksgiving. That's when all the stores had their Christmas displays up. Do you recall Belldockies Christmas store? They used to have over 100 trees and all decorated & all for sale. And we always had lunch at the Greenhouse restaurant. Such great memories.

Jennifer M. said...

They have skating rinks? How neat! I would love to see that tree in th NM building in person too.

cucki said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family my dear x

Gene Black said...

A Merry Christmas to you, Rico and the Who Hounds.

Ariadne said...

Great photos! Have a great holiday and Merry Christmas!AriadnefromGreece!

Hazel said...

Great pictures! It's fab to be able to see Christmas around the globe. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas Edgar. x

Pam in IL said...

Looks like it was a great day! What jumps out at me the most is #1-the blue sky -- we haven't seen the blue sky since before Thanksgiving! #2-ice skating in t-shirts and short sleeves -- you can't skate dressed like that in December in Illinois, lol.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Glad you had a happy experience--mall shopping is not one of my favorite things. All those wreaths hanging from the Macy's windows is beautiful

Melody said...

Thanks for sharing. It's so much fun to see the pictures of your city. I love the Macy windows!

Margaret said...

I love seeing anything that is in SF. I miss that town! Hope you and Rico and family have a wonderful Christmas!

Christine said...

Ah . . . City of Paris! I use to love to go in there back in the day! Great pics of Union Square ~ Thank you for sharing them and have a wonderful Holiday!

Frances N said...

What lovely photos of a lovely city! Everything looks decorated "to a T"!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Merry Christmas!

Gabriele said...

Great photos.
Merry Christmas from Germany

Krista said...

Wonderful pics of Union Square! Everything is all decked out. Love the skaters. It all looks so 'holiday' :) Have a very Merry Christmas!

Jan Jones said...

You'd make a great travel correspondent! Love the snaps Edgar! Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Julie said...

Its wonderful to see how other Cities celebrate the festive seasons, thanks Edgar, always something for me to learn about your city when I visit here.
Have a super Christmas x

needlenurse said...

Merry Christmas Edgar!

Paula

Akila said...

Beautiful pictures. I enjoy looking at your pictures, they take me virtually to wherever :)