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Monday, April 18, 2011

Walking the Streets, in Midtown and on TV

6th Avenue, NYC
Photo by myself at Sixth Avenue and 35th Street, in Midtown.

Weekends are leisurely in contrast to the hectic days of the work week. Oh...Sunday nights are so difficult.

The streets in Midtown are usually bustling with human and auto traffic. It is not a place for claustrophobes.


Speaking of city streets, there is a popular car commercial that is set in a slightly altered New York.

The commercial is for the 2010 Kia 'Soul', and the actors are giant hamsters with a funky attitude. Amsterdam Ave is renamed as 'Hamsterdam Ave'. Yuk, yuk ;-)

The message is clear: Don't give your lady a toaster to drive around in!

Mark and I love this commercial. It's been out for a while, so I'm sure it's familiar to those in the US.

Related posts: Fighting the Crowds, in Midtown, On Crowds and the Commute, in Midtown and Avalanche of People, in Midtown.


Olivier said...

"Hamsterdam Ave" ;o)) tres bon

matt said...

fun ad.

biebkriebels said...

The video is fun!

sedirela said...

super ad:))))

Ken Mac said...

Hamsterdam. I Love it. Back at my digs, that shot is two weeks old! I guess Olivia Newton John is making a comeback.

Pierre said...

Normally in the street people are agoraphobic. It's hard to see taht u can be claustrophobic in open space. That pleasure of a town

Lily Hydrangea said...

I've been sick with a cold so I haven't been by lately but I just want to say I LOVE your last few days of photos. There is something extra special about them, especially your Prospect Park photo, LOVELY!

Kitty said...

Thanks everyone! I'm glad you enjoyed the commercial. The hamster with the drums cracks me up every time.

Hi Ken
I'll have to keep an eye out for Olivia and her sisters.

Hi Pierre

The claustrophobia is very strange. There is a strange combination of a good deal of space, since you're in a city, but not enough space at all. I'm sure it's much worse in some other places.

I've also noticed that many New Yorkers develop a fear of being alone. Maybe that's the agoraphobia you mention. Safety in numbers!

Thanks Lily
How funny, since I've been struggling with figuring out which photos to post, lately.

I do like the one of Prospect Park as well. It's atmospheric.