I attended the last Saturday of the Macy’s Annual Flower Show 2015. It was held from March 22-April 4th. Macy’s has held the flower show in its stores for over 65 years, this year it was held at the flagship in New York, Center City in Philadelphia, Union Square in San Francisco , State Street in Chicago, and downtown Minneapolis. Every year I plan to attend but something or someone always deters those plans. Well I guess I planned well this year because I made it!
This location of Macy’s is usually crowded on a Saturday, well this was no exception. It was tourist central and from previous knowledge I avoid this store on the weekend. But I couldn’t avoid the crowds this time since it was the last day of the event and my brother, who was in town visiting, was going with me.
I made it to Macy’s Herald Square in the middle of the afternoon, while it was its most crowded. It was mass hysteria because every corner was taken by people with cameras. The first thing I saw after entering was a replica of the statue of David standing on a podium of flowers with holographic flowers moving across the statue.
Next I saw the flower arrangements in the ceiling columns and down each walkway in the metal arbors (side note my pictures will be off-center because the crowds were not helping with the quality of presentation).
There were also arrangements in the middle of the hallways with colored lights and cherry trees in bloom
I couldn’t tell if the fragrance I was smelling was the perfume counter or the massive amount of flowers everywhere. I needed a more hi- tech camera to get panoramic shots of the first floor, not that it would’ve been possible with so many people. I tried to get a better vantage point of floor 1 and 1/2. That way I could catch the arrangements that were up high. Even with the pictures I know that there is no way to see how
huge the arrangements were, except to measure against the people in the pictures. Such an array of vibrant colors.
If for nothing else that day I got to work on my photography skills on such beautiful subjects. Do you enjoy flowers as much as I do? I wonder how they will top this next year?