Over The Moon About Festive Glimpses, Precious Objects & Personalized Gifts

New York City, Featured

 

Here is another installment in my Over the Moon About series: catching festive glimpses, precious objects on view from the sidewalk and a personalized gift for the travelers in your life.

 

Catching Festive Glimpses

 

Tonight on my way home, I caught a photograph of The Rockefeller Center tree just as snowflakes started to fall. I paired the picture of this iconic tree with a slow shutter speed experiment of a lighted tree at home.

Rockefeller Plaza Christmas Tree December 10. With iPhone.

Rockefeller Plaza Christmas Tree December 10. With iPhone.

 

Christmas Tree in Milford on blur.

Christmas Tree at home on blur. Practicing with slow shutter speed.

 

A Downtown Exhibit of Intimate Precious Objects

 

All during the winter season, thousands of New Yorkers and visitors run around the city looking at the fancy holiday displays at big department stores like Saks. A few weeks ago, I found myself on 23rd Street at the famous Flatiron building getting away from the crowds. Nicely nuzzled under the Flatiron building itself {175 Fifth Avenue} is an art exhibit that focuses on journalists who have covered conflicts from WWII to Iraq. New Yorkers, you have until January 2, 2015 to see it for yourself. Or check out this piece in the New York Times.

 

Eyes on the Ground exhibit at the Flatiron Building in New York City.

Eyes on the Ground exhibit at the Flatiron Building in New York City.

 

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Eyes on the Ground — Journals of War — exhibit by Cindy Kane.

 

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Eyes on the Ground — Journals of War — exhibit by Cindy Kane.

 

Eye on the Ground - Journal of War by Cindy Kane.

Eye on the Ground – Journal of War by Cindy Kane.

 

Flatiron Building, Cindy Kane's exhibit.

Flatiron Building, Cindy Kane’s exhibit.

 

Perfectly Sized & Perfectly Personalized

 

I seldom go on Etsy, but each time I do I find and buy something intriguing. I was looking for a small journal to take on my African Safari a few months ago and stumbled on Prairie Peasant. Laura, the owner, created a one-of-a-kind journal for my trip, complete with repurposed paper and a cover made from a map of Kenya. Perfect size and perfectly personalized. I took along some Japanese washi tape and each day on my safari affixed all sorts of memorabilia into my new notebook next to the notes on all of the animals I had photographed.

Laura just made two more journals for upcoming trips, one for my trip to Cuba in March and one for Spain and Morocco in May. I’m just thrilled.

Journal

Journal

 

Journal

Journal

 

Images in this particular post are taken with the iPhone 5s and the EOS Canon 5D Mark 111 with the 50mm lens.

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  • lorie

    i love the x max tree on ‘blur’,,coins jingling,,very cool ,,the journals will be filled with your wonderful stories,feelings,thoughts,,lovely gifts xxoo

  • Oh those books are perfect for you Moon. And I really hope I can get to NYC to see the helmet exhibit before it closes. Thank you for this suggestion. I love your posts, Moon. Your view on the world is illuminating. Just like the Moon. xooxoxS

    • Suzi. I appreciate you. So much. Thank you for supporting me. I love your blog. What enthusiasm you have. Wow. @suzibanksbaum:disqus