Photo by myself at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue.
The scaffolding has come down around the new 59th Street Apple Store. This is the flagship, which is open 24/7, 365 days a year.
Huge pieces of glass have replaced smaller ones, so there are fewer breaks in the facade. The result is a much more pristine looking glass box. It stood in the sun on Friday afternoon, surrounded by tour groups.
Steve Jobs was said to have come up with using a cube for the design. The flagship has won numerous design awards. For more about the flagship, including interior shots, click here.
I must report that my new Leica Dlux 5 has been working great so far. The photo above was taken with my big Canon 40D SLR. In comparison, the images for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were taken with the Leica. The Leica captures highlights and nuances very well, and it's about 1/3 the size of the Canon.
I was worried at first about the learning curve of using a new camera. If you're in the habit of taking photos on using the Manual setting, you'll get the hang of things quickly. It only takes a day to make the change.
I only wish there were more time to take photos. That's the one thing a new camera won't provide you with.
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