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Sunday, July 29, 2012

The View Down Seventh Avenue, in Midtown

Down 7th Avenue, nyc Photo by myself around 7th Avenue and 55th Street, in Midtown.

Looking down Seventh Avenue from the back seat of a cab, you can see the taller buildings near Times Square.

If you're ever visiting New York, I recommend getting in a taxi on a nice day and sailing up or down one of the busier avenues. You get a view that is wholly different from the typical pedestrian view. Another alternative is to get on one of the many city buses. The fare is the same as a subway ride ($2.25 per ride).

Because you move faster than on foot, you're not hung up so much on the little details, and see the sweeping view of the street.

This photo is from the stash. I'm currently in Los Angeles until Monday.

Looking through tons of photos to post for today, I started getting very homesick. I know it sounds ridiculous to idealize bumpy cab rides while vacationing among sunshine and palm trees!

By the way, when New Yorkers say we're heading 'down Seventh Avenue', it's understood that you're moving south. If you're heading 'up Seventh Avenue', you're moving north.

Traffic on Seventh Avenue runs north to south, however, so if you're in a vehicle, the only way is down.


James Wei said...

The facade of the grand New York. So busy and full of energy

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

The raw energy and vibrancy is leaping out of this photo Kitty. Just love it.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

PS: Where is Rupert? and out of curiosity what do New Yorkers do with their dogs when holidaying or having to depart for some emergency? I can't imagine that NYC has 'kennels' like we have here?

Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

Charming though they are, Kitty, your Venice Beach photos are somewhat a shock on this site. Scrolling down and finding this lovely, lively Manhattan photo, I just thought, "Ahhh, I'm home." Hope you had a great visit!

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Looking at pictures like that makes me miss NYC (there is a word in portuguese for this feeling: saudade).

Anne said...

Hi Kitty! I love how you share little bits of trivia about living in NYC!