One of my favorite places in all of Chicago is Macy’s Department Store. The building on State Street is sublime. It was built in 1893, and definitely worth visiting, whether you love to shop or utterly loathe the idea.
During one of my recent trips to Macy’s, something caught my eye in a most interesting way! Macy’s is known world-wide for their phenomenal Christmas/holiday displays. Although (in my humble opinion), a very early start to the holiday decor, these presents looming in the ‘sky’ made me smile.
I tried hard to get a good photo for you; however, (and I mean this in the literal sense!) to give you the entire ‘picture’, would have meant that yours truly would have had to lay on the floor of Macy’s and point my camera upward!
Although the thought of getting a terrific shot would be brilliant, I just couldn’t quite bring myself to actually going through with it! *LOL* (I’m sure I have your understanding). Reaching at 272 feet and 13 floors, hopefully that gives you a better idea as to how large this display really is! The ‘present’ in the foreground looks close, but it was very high in the Macy’s sky!
Whew! With all that chatter I just put you through I’m sure you are ready for a cup of tea or some other libation of sorts!
Macy’s windows are a feast for the eyes during the holiday season. They always draw huge crowds with their theme-centered displays. I am curious as to what this year’s windows will be all about. I have it on good authority (okay, ‘google’, but you get the picture) that the windows will be revealed today at noon Chicago time. I’ll be doing a post about the windows in the next few weeks.
I hope you are having a lovely Saturday!