Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Bazaar at Union Square

Every December, temporary shopping bazaars pop up all over the city to sell everything from food and jewelries to clothes and bags for the holiday season. This year, there are three holiday bazaars that I know of (there maybe more) : Union Square on 14th Street, Bryant Park on 42nd Street and Columbus Circle on 60th Street. This photo was taken at the Union Square site.

So do you have a holiday bazaar in your city?

Update: Opps! I forgot about our mid-month subway theme day until Peter of Paris and Virginia of Birmingham alerted me to my faux pas. So how am I going to spin this? Okay, see that roof on the upper left corner of the photo? That's the roof of the 14th Street subway station at Union Square. Here is another view of the subway roof taken from above.

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22 comments:

Virginia said...

Well no, but they had a great one on the Champs Elysees in Paris. Does that count???
V

USelaine said...

Oodles of "crafts fairs".

Olivier said...

un beau marché de noël.

Per Stromsjo said...

Well, I wouldn't buy anything but strolling around for a while seems nice. Having taken the subway first, of course!

Peter said...

Have you forgotten the subway day??

Yes, Virginia is right, we got it now also on the Champs Elysées. Had a Glühwein there the other day.

Anonymous said...

Yes, but we call them "pulgueros".

rich said...

We have a German Christmas market in Edinburgh which has been running as part of the winter festival for a good few years and is very popular. I particularly like the Ghluwein :-)

Virginia said...

Ming,
NICE save on that one! Now Peter's got me wanting a nice cup of Gluhwien and it's only 9:00 am! ha
V

Peter said...

Happy to see that you fixed it!! :-) ...and were lucky to have the subway in the background!

Per Stromsjo said...

Now that's a brilliant backhand volley! ;) I'm impressed by your spin control, Ming.

So now I can say it:
Happy subway day !

alex said...

As Olivier said, it is a very beautiful "Marché de Noel".

In the east of France and in Deutschland, they have been very popular for years.

Now, every city in France has its own "Marché de Noel" during december.

But the most authentic ones with traditional Christmas decorations and candys are in Deutschland.

I visited 2 or 3 ones two years ago in Baden-Baden and in Offenburg and in a small village in Deutschland and you can believe me or not, but the magic was really there.

Alexa said...

Nice photo, Ming -- and nice save! There's also an indoor holiday bazaar, in Grand Central Terminal.

Peter Fristedt said...

Union Square is Union Square is Union Square and I like it!

Happy Subway day Ming (tm)!

L.Shaw said...

Was there yesterday and bought a cool hat.

Thinking Fool said...

Pretty picture, which means, nothing out of the ordinary when you're behind a camera! Another job well done.

teahouse said...

It looks very carnival-like.

Holiday Bizarre!

Belinda said...

Hahahaha....nice redemption!! ;o)

We had a couple arts and crafts bazaars in Perth the past couple weekends, but I didn't make either of them unfortunately. I always love their vibrant colours.

missy said...

Yes Norwich has one for a week every year but nothing as beautifil as Union Square!
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Todd HellsKitchen said...

Rumor is that you were spotted having tea at the Barnes & Noble near there today with a mysterious and gorgeous woman!

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Gecko said...

14th Street, 42nd Street and 60th Street...poor fella who was naming the streets obviously ran out of names! Bwahaha (yes...BWAhaha).

Andrea Gerak said...

Hey Ming, this was clever about the Subway Day! :DDD Don't worry, last month I didn't even have one minute to think about it...

But now I am on again, Happy Subway Day!