Photo by myself on the subway platform at 14th Street, Union Square.
If you want to know where the kids are, get thee to the L train platform at Union Square.
The L train takes these young lads and lasses home to Williamsburg, Greenpoint and other Brooklyn neighborhoods. Everyone, male and female, is wearing a shirt two sizes too small.
The other day, a bluegrass band was the entertainment. No one looked older than 35.
I always thought I'd be limited to seeing Japan in photos. Beautiful, pristine, striking photos, of course. I've been to other parts of Asia, but for some reason Japan seemed off limits.
I don't know. Perhaps because it seems so perfect, the antithesis of New York - jam packed, urban, historic yet civilized, safe and clean.
A place full of incredible design. A place where good surprises lurked around each corner. A place full of wild food experiences. How can such a place exist?
To get me excited for the trip, Mark sent me a video (best seen in 720p). While watching I had the odd feeling like I was tuning into another planet. This incredible photographer has authored a whole series of videos using his Canon 5D digital camera, mostly of Japan.
No worries, daily posts will continue here. Mhmmm.
Related posts: Living in Style, in Williamsburg, The Hipster Olympics and Seranading the Crowds on the Subway Platform.