Photo by myself, outside the Apple flagship store in Soho, on Prince and Greene Streets.
Up at the front of the line, the door was opened for brief moments to allow a slow dribble of people in to purchase iphones. Meanwhile, the line of people outside wrapped the corner.
(The smiling man is actually a temporary door person, keeping shoppers at bay).
Saturday I walked through Soho with Mark's mom.
We wanted to do some shopping, so we arrived around 11 am to reasonably empty streets. The city was just waking up. There were no real plans except to saunter, browse, have a cup of coffee and enjoy ourselves.
By noon, the neighborhood was hot and crowded. I bought a ring for 5 dollars and we had coffee and a chocolate croissant.
Not much of a success in some respects, but in others, it was perfect. I came away with a handful of great photos and a lovely morning.
We went inside the Apple Store, after promising that we weren't cutting in line to get a phone.
The space is simple and modern to the point of being banal. There is a skylight, glass rails and thick glass steps cascading from the upper floor. Long tables to each side display all the Apple products for people to try out.
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