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Thursday, August 16, 2012

After the Rain, in Midtown

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

It rained, Wednesday evening. Finally.

The days have been fluctuating between hot-ish to insanely humid. People were out with their umbrellas, crowding the sidewalks.

As you can see from the street signs, Sixth Avenue is also called 'The Avenue of the Americas'.

I had to look up the reason for the name on Wikipedia. The street was given the additional name in 1945, to spruce up its shabbiness.

Sixth is now on par with the other Seventh and Eighth, but it will never be Fifth. Busy. Lined with tall buildings.

None of the other avenues have nicknames. And in fact, New Yorkers never call Sixth Avenue by the longer name. But it's there nonetheless. Hm.

Related posts: Sixth Avenue, in the Rain, On Rainy Nights and Busy Days, and The MetLife Tower, in the Rain.


Olivier said...

new york sous la pluie est beau, avec les reflets des lumieres

s.c said...

What a beauty of an street view. Well done Kitty.

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Wayne said...

A nicely composed shot Kitty

gerry suchy said...

Great shot Kitty. Wonderful light and color. Love the subtle reflections off the wet streets. How are you liking your Leica D-Lux? I'm seriously considering buying one as it gets tiring lugging the heavy Nikon around when I just want to have a camera to capture spontaneous moments.

RedPat said...

Fabulous shot, Kitty!

James Wei said...

From the streets, I can see interesting languages written on the signs. Such a culturally diverse city

fruitandcake said...

Beautiful shot. What time is it in the photo?

Kitty said...

Thanks everyone!

Hi Fruit and cake,
I think it was around 6:30 or 7pm in the photo. It was very overcast that day.