Saks Appeal

Store bought beauty all around them
Gaudy gash of yuletide cheer
If not for the selfies which so spellbound them,
Just as well it wasn't there.

(Note: Amazingly, since neither of us live in or near NYC, this photo was taken just about five hours apart @milaniet 's beautiful photo of the same subject on the same date. Admirably, she still knows how to capture the beauty of life without feeling the compulsion to resort to a selfie-stick.)
Nice shot of the lights and the crowd with their back to them. :)
posted December 15th, 2018  
Very cool
posted December 15th, 2018  
I totally agree re Milanie and am horrified by the absorption with selfies
posted December 15th, 2018  
@amyk Thank you. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
posted December 15th, 2018  
@bkbinthecity Thank you.
posted December 15th, 2018  
@jgpittenger It strikes me as kind of a narcissistic pursuit. There were large crowds watching this display and at the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Plaza across the street. Taken en masse, it seemed almost to be a feeding frenzy with everyone competing for position to take the same selfies. And because the all raise their cameras and selfie stick high to get the angles they desire, it becomes almost impossible to take a normal photo without someone's phone or selfie stick in the shot, as well.
posted December 15th, 2018  
A cool image
posted December 15th, 2018  
how different your two images look - and the selfies are so apparent. living where I live, you don't see people doing this like they would there with that big display - quite bizarre :)
posted December 15th, 2018  
This picture works so well because of the verywide angle that gives the sense oh how large s the place (it looks like the Arena) and of the crowd around it. The colours are beautiful and festive. I never take selfies but I’m not critical about the people who take them as a memory of a nice emotion and perhaps send them to their beloved ones (their moms?) who enjoy to see what they are😍
posted December 15th, 2018  
up to. Fav
posted December 15th, 2018  
It's a shame so many people miss out on the magic and wonder of just being in the moment.
posted December 15th, 2018  
This is a fabulous photo. I love New York!
posted December 15th, 2018  
What a beautiful display, fancy standing with your back to it so that you can take a selfie to prove you were there. I don't understand it :)
posted December 15th, 2018  
Neat, colorful night shot
posted December 15th, 2018  
Wow quite the display of colour..........very festive!
posted December 15th, 2018  
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