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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Crowded Sidewalk, Midtown

Midtown Crowd, NYC
Photo by myself in Midtown, during rush hour.

Friday morning, I emerged from the subway, as I usually do, half-asleep and late for work.

People were dodging this way and that. Some were in a hurry, some were taking their time. A blaring siren went off, and all traffic stopped to let a fire truck pass.

New Yorkers are so accustomed to all the distraction along the streets, that the people and noise don't seem to phase us. At street corners, crowds weave into each other at high speed, as if choreographed.

Even the dogs in New York are unflinching in the face of such chaos!

By the way, my Meal O'bama photograph is featured as the photo of the week on the Manhattan Young Democrats site.

Related posts: All A-Shiver on the Streets, It's a Free Country, After All and Step Lively.


B Squared said...

That is so New York.

Daphne said...

Congrats, Kitty! And have a great weekend!

Fredrik said...

Brave! Did you shoot from the hip?

Kitty said...

Thanks B Squared
Yes you have to really experience the sidewalk to know the distinct feeling.

Thanks Daphne
Have a good weekend yourself!

Hi Fredrik!
I was just standing there snapping away. You can get loads of interesting shots if you're willing to be patient and if you can hold your ground.

Virginia said...

Thanks for visiting today. I"ve been busy and not stopped by here lately. LOVE the beer garden shot. Great light and today's photo is a slice of NY if I ever saw one.

I did go to Paris in Nov. not knowing my daughter wanted to go for month with her children. I was thrilled to be included as you can imagine!!! I"ll blog on my Paris blog from there. Stop in!

Lily Hydrangea said...

love this rush hour portrait Kitty! & congrats on your mention too.

Mike said...

Everyone is rushing off to someplace.