Hooray for the Holidays in NYC!

Merry Christmas everyone!

My iPhone has consumed more Christmas cookies than it would like to admit…And therefore it’s been a little slower in getting these NYC holidays pics out to the blogosphere!

Today’s holiday tour of New York City has an artistic “before and after” flair!

So grab your easel and canvas and let’s go create magical moments together!

Real tree 1Fake tree 1

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

real building 2

Fake building 2

The Helmsley Building / Park Avenue & 42nd Street

real side tree 3

Fake side tree 4

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Real Snowflake

Fake snowflake

Snowflake Decorations / Fifth Avenue & 57th Street

Real Walking

Fake walking

59th Street and Fifth Avenue

Real Market

Fake Market

Central Park Holiday Market


(all photos taken by me with my iPhone 6 and enhanced with the Brushstroke app)





  1. Merry Christmas! Since I didn’t live in Manhattan, my parents always took us in around the holidays for all of the sites… And it was always a highlight! Rockefeller Center, the creche at St. Patrick’s, the windows at Sax and Macy’s… It really wasn’t much in retrospect, but it was a big deal to us kids!

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  2. Hi Lia, I spotted you on Lucile’s blog, and came over to visit. Beautiful clear shots. I’ve always heard that New York goes all out over the festive season, and your photos really do show it well. Happy holidays to you!

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  3. Amazing pictures and your canvases Lia! and i love it all the more coz its NYC! ๐Ÿ˜€
    you have an amazing talent. keep up the good work ๐Ÿ™‚
    I wish i visit NYC one day. It’s one of my top most destinations ๐Ÿ™‚

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