Photo by myself on Fifth Avenue, around 55th Street.
I took this photo while in a cab on Fifth Avenue.
A group of Europeans were enjoying the afternoon. Some sat on the sidewalk. (I knew they weren't American because I could hear them speaking from where I was sitting in a cab. But I wasn't alert enough to discern the language).
The sidewalks were packed with people milling around, shopping and just taking in the day. Fifth Avenue, after all, is the site of many high-end stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, Takashimaya and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Thursday afternoon I managed to see the legendary television interviewer Barbara Walters near Central Park. She was walking fearlessly through traffic in the middle of the street, hailing a cab. She looked tiny and wore heavy black-rimmed glasses and a bright red coat.
Unfortunately I was in a cab myself and couldn't get my camera out in time. Drat!
Next time I'll have to have my camera out just for those impromptu celebrity sightings.
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