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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Strolling Down Sixth Avenue, in the Sun

Sixth Avenue, nyc
Photo by myself on Sixth Avenue, in Midtown.

People enjoyed the sidewalks on a recent sunny day, each in separate worlds.

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When you live and walk about the city every day, you become immune to the number of people around you.

You pass loads of people on the sidewalk. You are squeezed between dozens of people on the subway. You trudge up the stairs behind folks, wait in line in front of folks, catch snippets of conversations, breathe second-hand smoke, share the elevator...

Sometimes I wish there were such things as pedometers (those little things you can wear that count your footsteps) that could apply to the people you encounter. I'd be curious to know how many people you pass, bump into and are run down by each day.

Related posts: Crowd Crossing, 34th Street, Taking a Break, on Sixth Avenue, and Street Corner, in Midtown.

6 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est aussi le plaisir de se promener dans la foule, de voir des gens diff├ęrents, un melange des races ... bon c'est vrai dans le metro c'est moins agreable. Et si il n'y avait pas cette foule, tu ne pourrais pas faire tes photos de rue ;))

s.c said...

But the people seem to have a nicer mood. Also the colors jumps more out. Great shot Kitty.

biebkriebels said...

It looks so summery there already!

Marcia said...

Beside people watching my favorite thing to do in NYC was to count the people listening to their iPods, almost everyone wore the earbuds.

Banjo52 said...

I'm no lover of crowds, but that's a feel-good photo, for sure--sunlight even in the canyons, jackets unzipped, that couple in the foreground obviously into big talk about something.

Lou said...

New York is the only place I feel comfortable in a crowd. I have no idea why!

Great picture Kitty. :)