Thursday, December 24, 2009

New York City Christmas

I spent some time today in New York City with some of our Brothers and I was able to get a few pictures. It was so cold in the City! I think it was 24 degrees when we arrived (the wind made it feel colder)! But it was a great day. The above photo is of the nativity scene in St. Patrick's Cathedral. The Cathedral was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the Lady Chapel had some great white poinsettia plants.

The above photo is of a World War I memorial that I had never paid much attention to until today. It is located off Fifth Avenue in Central Park. I was walking toward the Metropolitan Museum of Art and stopped for the photo. It is a fantastic memorial to our brave soldiers from the Great War.

The bottom two pictures come from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Museum continues a long-standing holiday tradition with the annual presentation of its Christmas tree, a favorite of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. A vivid eighteenth-century Neapolitan Nativity scene—embellished with a profuse array of diminutive, lifelike attendant figures and silk-robed angels hovering above—adorns the candlelit spruce. Recorded music and lighting ceremonies add to the enjoyment of the holiday display.

The exhibit of the crèche is made possible by gifts to The Christmas Tree Fund and the Loretta Hines Howard Fund.

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