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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Meatpacking District in Black and White

Meat Packing district
Photo by myself in the meat packing district, around 14th Street and 10th Avenue. A visitor across the way consults a map.

There are many portions of New York that still have cobblestones on the street. A durable material that looks great, it's a little tough on high heels.

This area is known for pricey clothing stores and trendy restaurants that stay open until very late. Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen are among the designers who have their boutiques here.

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It's not hard to imagine meatpacking district looked like in pre-industrial times, with horse drawn wagons and garbage in the streets.

Though touristy in its own expensive way, this is one of the few neighborhoods in Manhattan that doesn't have a couple Starbucks!

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10 comments:

roentarre said...

Very interesting to see cobblestone. It is rather classical kind of look

Kitty said...

Hi James
Yes, definitely an old timey feel.
The stone gives a nice texture to any photo.

Spandrel Studios said...

Was just picking my way across cobblestones this morning, albeit in Philadelphia... Cobblestones are just miserable on the feet, even if you're wearing comfortable shoes. Nice photo, as usual!

Kris said...

That stone road looks like it'd be fun to ride a bike on.

babooshka said...

It does have a very retro feel. Excellent image.

• Eliane • said...

Cobblestones are a bitch for heels and any shoes when it's rainy. Dixit the Belgian from Brussels where we have a lot of cobblestone streets and where it rains a lot. I am always amazed at the way Sarah Jessica Parker trots in her stilettos in SATC. I guess it's a matter of practice!

Wayne said...

No Buckie's? And people still go there?

Lily Hydrangea said...

That's funny Wayne, LOL.
I love cobblestone streets, but then again I don't wear heels much!
Great shot Kitty.

Kitty said...

Hi Spandrel
Oh, I love Philadelphia. So pretty. Hopefully Mark and I can revisit soon.

Thanks Babooshka!

Hi Kris
You know, the bike messengers are the most daring people. Nerves of steel. I wonder what they think of this area.

Hi Eliane
I agree. I rarely wear high heels myself, and usually destroy my shoes regardless. Not sure how SJP managed on those tiny pointy things?!

lol Wayne!

Thanks Lily!

ken mac said...

the B&W makes this look like an old photo, especially in the meatpacking district. Too bad it's not!