I headed down to Lincoln Center this afternoon for the first of two shows with New York City Ballet, only to learn that both had been cancelled due to Winter Storm Jonas.

Taking photos at Columbus Circle was a challenge since the wind was whipping snow into my face and camera…

Columbus Circle statue during Storm Jonas

Lanterns in Central Park during Winter Storm Jonas

So I headed home where I spent the afternoon gazing out the window at the few passersby.

Upper West Side pedestrians during Winter Storm Jonas

woman with multicolored snow gear

Though the storm showed no signs of letting up, in the early evening I went for a walk…into a city that was eerily quiet and magically transformed!

Central Park during Winter Storm Jonas

Sparkly street lights in Central Park during Winter Storm Jonas

snow covered tree with little lights during Storm Jonas

Parent and child walking in Winter Storm Jonas


  1. Helen Reich says:

    Omg, I can’t believe you had to go down there to find out the shows had been canceled. From what I’ve heard, I’m surprised anything is open at all.

    • Joana says:

      Hi Helen,

      We got an automated emergency alert on our phones regarding the travel ban for non-emergency vehicles just as we were leaving (via subway) for the show. But the decision to cancel all of the shows was probably made a few moments later so we didn’t get it until we had already arrived at the hall. And we weren’t the only ones at the theater, either. I bet some of the players who live out of town were a lot less happy to discover the news after they had made the arduous trek out to the city!

      We were supposed to fly to Nantucket to see Andy’s mother today, but Andy cancelled that trip in advance of the storm. A good thing, too, since people are only now starting to dig themselves out. (It’s so nice not to have to worry about driving or shoveling out a car!)

      XOX – Joana

      On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 12:03 AM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


    • Joana says:

      Thank you, Pam! I was so happy to be able to snap that photo in time. The mother and child were walking towards an oncoming snow-blower sidewalk vehicle. The headlight from the vehicle threw their figures into perfect silhouettes against the haze of the blizzard.

      Did you get much snow in Rochester? How are things going? I haven’t seen your photos up on FB of late, but I understand that sometimes FB picks and chooses what we are shown….

      XOX – Joana

      On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 11:10 AM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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