Category: Photography

It seems to me that photographers, or those with a camera in their hands, have either become to be seen as an annoyance/possible terrorist or a paycheck. Recently, NY created color-coded zones in Times Square because all of the costumed characters who were DEMANDING tips. If you took a picture with them, or a selfie, they were demanding to get paid. Often times, I read, there were overly aggressive characters who wouldn’t give change, harassed people walking by, or just…

They say that you can get pretty much whatever you want to eat in NY, and I suppose that is pretty close to the truth. You want Indian food? No problem. You just have to pick from the 50 or more restaurants. Thai? Same “issue”. Mexican? Even more to choose from. How about Ethiopian? Got it covered! So, my coworker, Jeremy, asked me: So, Paul. How adventurous of an eater are you? My reply: It depends. There are just some…

I was crossing the street, about to enter Central Park, when I noticed the horses and buggies lined up, waiting for anyone who would like a ride through the park. I noticed one driver place a feed bucket down for his horse. Seemingly out of nowhere, as soon as the bucket hit the ground, the pigeons appeared, as if by magic! Within a second or less, two of them were in the feed bucket. The horse paid this no mind…

My last day in NY was a Saturday. Not my original plan, but it’s just how it worked out. So, I decided to take a walk through Central Park, some 34 blocks from the hotel, or about slightly over 2 miles to the entrance. It was quite the balmy morning, as all of the mornings had been during the week … just like home, about 78 degrees and 80%+ humidity. The comforts of home. 🙂 My walk took me directly…

This afternoon, V and I had an interesting conversation. After we had talked for a bit, she asked me: So, what are you going to do this evening that’s interesting. I thought for a half a beat then replied: Define interesting. I’ve done the tourist thing, went to The Village and to Times Square, though those are not really my kind of things. I’ve walked around taking pictures, listening to the different languages, etc, which I find interesting. This afternoon…

Well, I don’t believe that I can say that Manhattan is not an interesting place. Sunday evening during my stroll into Greenwich Village, which is about a mile from my hotel, I noticed this establishment. I’ll admit, I was curious about what they had to offer, but didn’t stand in line because it was wrapped around the corner! Perhaps, if I find my way back down there, I’ll give it try. I’ve asked around at work and got feedback that…

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