Just one more sleep until we awake to Santa’s work! Busy, busy, people we are right now. Making and baking. Wrapping and (hopefully) napping. Rain pouring steadily outside our windows… Good thing I prepared this lovely tour just for you! Welcome to my neighborhood, Carnegie Hill!
On the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the small enclave of Carnegie Hill enjoys beautiful brownstones and grand mansions, intertwined with the museums. And all are decorated for the holidays…One wreath more lovely than the next!
Absolutely love those brightly-colored doors. Reminds me a bit of Dublin…
I’ll miss all those colors once the translucence of January sets in.
But the most beautiful sight is row after row of glowing pine trees leading a path up Park Avenue between 54th and 97th streets! This tradition began seventy years ago, in 1945, when several families in the neighborhood wanted to honor those who died in World War II.
Today the lighting of the trees honors all Americans who have sacrificed their lives in war and to welcome the holiday season. The whole community gathers in front of The Brick Church steps on Park Avenue at 91st Street to sing Christmas carols and cheer for the lights once again!
A quick walk through the neighborhood (with frozen toes after singing and standing for an hour…!).
And back to our block and “our” tree.
Merry Christmas to all of our dear ones, near and far. Thank you so very much for being a part of this blog all year long. You are all so dear to me. xo