Christmas Day in NYC

Spending Christmas Day in NYC is not without its perils. Many places were shut for the holiday, leaving us poor visitors in the lurch! We amused ourselves with a rather scary trip to grubby Chinatown, had an OK lunch at one of the Chinese eateries, and salvaged the excursion with fab egg tarts from Taipan Bakery.

Christmas Day in NYC

Christmas Day in NYC

Then we dropped by Wall Street a.k.a Ghost Town on Christmas Day for a quick visit and devoured our egg tarts in its vicinity. I got a lil’ grumpy doing nothing interesting on Christmas Day, and M surprised me with some macaroons to cheer me up. Tactical move by my quick-thinking husband, so two thumbs up for him.

Christmas Day in NYC

We moved on to Ground Zero, and well, let’s just say it was truly depressing. Families and friends of those who died in the attack left messages and pictures on a tiny Christmas tree in the area. It was difficult to go through what they wrote, I stopped after reading one note..

Christmas Day in NYC

We went back to the hotel to wait out for dinner at Basta Pasta, and swung by Times Square to celebrate the festivities with other revellers.

Christmas Day in NYC

Christmas Day in NYC

Christmas Day in NYC

I made a mental note to come back to the Rockefeller Center to have a look at the Christmas tree at night, and so we did! Lots of other travellers were there too, and it was truly nice to be out and about on a night like this.

Christmas Day in NYC

Christmas Day in NYC

Christmas Day in NYC

Christmas Day in NYC

Christmas windows are famous sights in NYC and I wanted to have another look at the gorgeous displays at Bergdorf Goodman. Since the crowds were at Times Square and Rockefeller, I had the windows all to myself. Spent a good amount of time dissecting each and every window, I have to hand it to the designers for coming up with such whimsical treats. No detail was spared!

It was getting late and it was starting to rain a little; M had to drag me away from the windows. Took a hot shower to wriggle out of the cold, then, Pavarotti sang us to sleep.

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