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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Night View, Canal Street

Chinatown, NYC
Photo by myself on Canal Street, in Chinatown.

Temperatures are dropping here in Manhattan. Despite that, the crowds are still out on the street, looking for a good deal.


Apologies for yet another photo from Chinatown. I find myself drawn to the colors and energy there - the shuffling crowds, the neon signs, the sheer stuff hanging from canopies and stalls.

Besides the stalls on Canal Street, open markets are being installed outside Bryant Park for holiday shopping. Lights have been strung up in neighborhoods like Little Italy, announcing the Christmas season.

It's suddenly very cold here, in the low 30s during the day. Outside the city, it's already snowed several inches. It's hard to believe that last year at this time, it was warm.

Related posts: Live From Chinatown, Fish Market, Chinatown and On the Sidewalk, Chinatown.


valeria said...

Chinatown must be really interesting to visit... As you say, it really looks colourful and busy...

Olivier said...

belle photo d'ambiance, j'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère
nice photograph of ambience, I like the atmosphere very much

J. Luque said...

me gusta esta fotografia....como me gustaria vivir un año en tu maravillosa ciudad....te añado a mi blog

Terry B said...

Don't apologize for the multiple Chinatown photos--it's one of New York's many fascinating neighborhoods. And besides the energy, there are fabulous bargains on produce there. If I lived in New York, I know I'd be a regular there.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

I think Chinatown is my least favourite area in Manhattan. I am okay with it when I get off the beaten track and into the side streets, but Canal St drives me absolutely crazy with all the vendors hounding me with "Miss miss, Gucci Gucci, Prada Prada. Handbags miss, watches??" I avoid the area as much as possible ;-)

Ken Mac said...

the land of the hoods

Lily Hydrangea said...

great shot Kitty. You show it how it is!

Manhattan Manhunter said...

I love the colors

A Red Mind in a Blue State said...

Sorry for the long delay in telling you, but your photos have been a huge hit in our new office. The Paris cemetery one gets mistaken for New Orleans fairly often (which is kind of appropriate since one of my associates grew up in St. Bernard's Parish) and the one of the chess player and the kibitzer draws smiles constantly.

thanks again!!

Kitty said...

Hi Valeria
Yes, it's interesting to visit and take photos, but only for short periods of time. If you don't enjoy crowds, its' not for you.

Nice seeing you!

Hi Olivier
Glad you liked it.

Makes sense...your style is eclectic and people-oriented too!

Welcome J Luque
I look forward to browsing your blog!

Hi Terry B
I agree with you though I wouldn't live there, lol. But it is a vibrant and big area, I agree

hehe, Fish
I'm with you. I should've written that it's great to photograph, but that's about it. Way too many pushy people!

lol Ken

Thanks Lily
it takes zero effort, I feel, to take photos in that area. Which makes it great!

You are so welcome, Tony!
I'm glad to hear that the prints are enjoyed. All too many offices lack artwork, never mind photography, and I feel it can make a huge difference to a space.

Great hearing from you.

Scott Bulger Photography said...

No apologies necessary. Great stuff here.

tr3nta said...

Great shot... is it open all night???