Reflective Accident: NYC Architecture and Bergdorf Goodman Windows

I hadn’t had the chance to check out Bergdorf Goodman’s holiday windows, so after Christmas dinner we headed off to check them out. I wanted to get photos of the windows to post on the blog, as last year’s Bergdorf Goodman windows were spectacular. (You can see last year’s windows here.) According to David Hoey, Senior Director of Visual Presentation at Bergdorf Goodman, “The windows are like magical realist versions of natural history museum dioramas.”

Unfortunately, there was still too much daylight when I took my photos. As a result of the sunlight, I wasn’t able to capture clear photos of the window displays. But when I later looked at the photos on my computer, I found some unexpected results – reflections of neighboring buildings partially obscuring what is behind the glass. I thought that the results made for some interesting images. You’ll have to tell me what you think!







Wonder what the windows look like without the reflections? Click here to see Bergdorf Goodman’s reveal of this year’s holiday windows.

17 thoughts on “Reflective Accident: NYC Architecture and Bergdorf Goodman Windows

    1. I was so annoyed when I was taking the photos because I couldn’t find an angle that would work for clear photos, but these do seem like they come from some alternative world, don’t they? I’m glad you enjoyed them.

  1. Anonymous

    These are great! I agree with the poster who said that sometimes the best photos are the accidental ones. Nice job, and thanks for sharing them!

  2. I’m not sure you how you happened to find my blog, but I’m so glad it led me to yours! You’ve highlighted some of my favorite places in New York! I’m pretty sure at the end of this adventure, I’m going to need to return. There’s no place like home and no place like New York!

    1. I always look for other blogs that mention NYC, which is how I found yours. It sounds like you are on a real adventure, and I look forward to reading more about it. I’m glad you are enjoying my blog – maybe my posts will keep giving you that glimpse of home as you and your family are abroad.

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