New York is a pretty amazing place to be at this time of year.  The holiday lights are going up, Christmas trees are appearing in apartment building lobbies and stores, and the mood on the sidewalks seems energetic and festive.

On the subway, I espied content faces…


As well as some anxious tourists listening for the announcement of their stop.


And, of course, after a weekend of eating, there were others who took advantage of the commute for some much-needed shut-eye.



  1. Denise Pellegrino says:

    Just love it❣️. I so remember the Christmas holiday in New York… Working across from Rockefeller Center was such an energetic rush❣️… So glad that I was able to capture those moments… They are ever so present in my mind❣️Yes I remember it so well❣️ They are the most best memories I have❣️… I try to keep them vivid in my mind so I can get through the holidays with the Christmas spirit❣️. Thank you Joana for all your great posts❣️

    Sent from my iPad


    • Joana says:

      Thanks for being such a loyal fan, Denise! I’m hoping to get over to 5th Ave soon to see and photograph the windows at Bergdorf’s soon. But I’ll wait for a nice crisp night (it’s soggy and raining this week.)

      Xoxo – Joana

        • Joana says:

          Hi Denise,

          That’s good to know! One year Bendel’s also had a great display, but I guess it varies year to year….

          Hope you have a lovely weekend! Joana

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