(White) Australia Day

The lights were on but no-one was home for Australia Day celebrations last night in the Big Apple. The Empire State Building closed early along with the parks and stores, the subway wasn’t running, there were no restaurants open, and finding batteries was a bigger priority than barbecues. Nevertheless, the incoming storm did ensure that for once New York had a January long weekend! For the city that never sleeps, we came close. All denominations and demographics recognize a state of emergency, so by this morning the only activity on the streets were snow shovelers and tourists. Times Square hosted a couple of camera crews while truckloads of salt trundled along behind the non-stop ploughs, but for most of us it was playtime…

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6 Responses to (White) Australia Day

  1. Dallas says:

    Yes this was a news item RN this morning, I feel cold just seeing your pics, love the snowman
    Keep warm xx

  2. So glad no-one was at home in new York for our Australia Day news – we suffered a national embarrassment when our Prime Minister bestowed a knighthood on the Queen of England’s husband!

  3. Gillian says:

    The temps in (F) look pretty much like Oz temps in (C)!

    Thanks for the lovely pics 🙂

  4. Great photos of Australia Day in New York…Glad I’m not there.

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