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I dream of wandering wild, walking along the woods plucking fruits, laze around sublime landscapes. I feel alive when I'm out there basking in the sun, watching new horizons. I'm in search of little joys that keep me revived. I wish to belong in places where I can quench my thirst drinking from brooks, spend the day chasing butterflies, sipping honey, stopping by to coo with the birds. I am in love with cloud-kissed mountains and flowery meadows. Freedom is what I crave for! Set me free so that I’ll come back to you… I'm a dreamer. I believe that my dreams will take me to new places. This blog tells about my journeys and people who had been a part of them..

Monday, February 3, 2014

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

Here is what I saw during my first Christmas in New York (Dec 2013). 

It was drizzling on the day we went to see the biggest X'mas tree put up at the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. The tree is a Norway Spruce which is about 76-foot high. This tree have been put up every year since 1933.

The lighting ceremony was conducted on 4 Dec 2013 by the Mayor, setting off a dazzling 45,000 multi-colored LED lights and a 9 1/2-foot-wide Swarovski star that topped the 12-ton tree.

Below the tree is the famous skating rink...Even on that rainy day we saw people in high spirits enjoying ice skating. 

The decorated Christmas tree remains lit at Rockefeller Center through January 6, and then it is removed from the premises and recycled for a variety of uses. After being taken down, the tree was used to furnish lumber for Habitat for Humanity house construction.

The glittering tree is framed by angels, as seen from Fifth Ave.

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