Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Season's greetings! These are a few pictures from my holiday vacation with my wife. We spent time in New York City and an Maryland's
beaches on our way to visit some of my wife's relatives in Virginia for Christmas.

New York City was full of lights, activity, and last-minute shoppers. This picture was taken from the top of the Rockefeller building - one of the tallest in New York. The Empire State Building can be seen lit up on the left in this picture.

A picture of Times Square, for those friends and family who have never been there. The mass of people which are out until all hours of the night can be overwhelming for the first-time visitor. This part of the city is always full of activity.

Our morning hike through Central Park was beautiful. A huge blizzard blew through the city two days before I landed - snow like this is a real treat at Christmas time. The weather here is completely opposite of Jeddah. Yesterday, the temperature was -8 degrees Celsius, cloudy, and snowing in New York where we are living, compared with 28 degrees Celsius and sunny in Jeddah.

Tomorrow, we driving to Washington DC to celebrate the New Year with some friends. My wife and I wish everyone a safe and happy New Year, wherever you are!


  1. Wow, those are some really pretty pictures! I love the bridge and the birds! Great shots!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Thanks, Happy New Year to you too!