Welcome to my s~A(R)T~urday linky party – today: Rockefeller Treelighting 2015

“When I say artist I mean the one who is building things … some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.”
~ Jackson Pollock ~

Apologies for being a little late to my own party, but this week was short, and I slept in this morning. All of which are pretty good things, but they led to the fact that I am posting my article late. I guess I could have been a bit more organized, but – I wasn’t, simple as that. I also had planned to bring you a photo recap of my visit to New York City and the Rockefeller Treelighting, which we were lucky enough to attend again in the VIP area on The Rink, but I took very few photos.

This was one of the worst kinds of weather I have experienced visiting the city. I do love me some rain or especially fog in my photos. But this constant drizzle, sometimes turning into real rain, and being dull and gray from morning till night, not knowing what time it is by looking outside my hotel window… Nope, that made me stay inside, work, read and work out. Even my lunch date with David took place a couple of houses down the street.

This time we got a hotel right there at The Rock on 51st Street, which was *#)%^+ getting there Tuesday night, in the rain, traffic being even more jammed than normal. But once we were there it was great, David had to walk three minutes to his conferences and we had the same three minutes to get to the Treelighting on Wednesday. Well, if it hadn’t been for all the barriers NYPD put up all around us, since we were – right there.

Police all around, here on 51st Street


Lunch date at Johnny Utah

maison jar bokeh

And then around 6:30 pm on Wednesday we walked, in the drizzling rain, over to the Sea Grill @ Rockefeller Center to attend the party. Unlike some others we stayed outside and endured the rain for the whole show.

So here are some of the few photos I took during the Rockefeller Treelighting 2015, mind you only the ones we saw live on the main stage. There were some, e.g. Mary J. Blige and James Taylor, who performed on the top of the Rink and some others that were taped a day or so earlier, e.g. Michael Buble and Andrea Bocelli. Of course I took photos of them on the big screen, but they are not the kind of photos I want to share with you.

Rockefeller lit, the tree not

Rockefeller 2015, black and white

The lady in front of me was filming Pentatonix 🙂

The Rink filming



The New York City Youth Choir

The NYC Youth Choir

Andy Grammar

Andy Grammar




The Mayor and VIPs

Mayor and VIP

The Rockefeller Center Treelighting 2015

Rockefeller Treelighting 2015

I hope you will enjoy your weekend.

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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