Photo by myself in front of Madison Square Garden at 34th Street and 8th Avenue.
Raised above the street, this public plaza is busy at all times of the day. There can be a basketball game occurring inside alongside a three ring circus. The outdoor digital screen brings a bit of the arena outside.
I have to admit that I went to the cat show at Madison Square Garden several years ago.
There, I said it. I like cats, I thought it'd be fun, so I went.
It was a while ago, but I remember walking by rows and rows of tables with cat contestants. Some were in cages, some were in their carriers. Some were being preened and prepped for judging.
One woman was brushing a long haired white cat, fluffing its fur and sprinkling it with baby powder. Then she would lift the cat a couple feet above the table and let the cat drop and gently land on its toes. The whole process was repeated several times.
There were signs advertising cat breeders. There were cat products for sale. There were cat breeds I'd never heard of before, and a special group of cats that audience members had brought in to show. It was overwhelming and interesting.
And on the way out of the arena, I dropped in on the New York Rangers hockey game. Woohoo.