I last visited New York in 2008 and it boggles my mind to think that trip was 14 years ago! This time, I was visiting for work and managed to snap some photos here and there. A few days exploring the city with my camera would have been perfect, but that’s another trip for another time. Here’s what I managed to capture this time around…
Revisiting New York made me realise what a quiet city Stockholm is in comparison. NY has taller buildings, more billboards, more people, more traffic and generally more of everything! Including horn honking… so much honking… all the time.
Quite a few people were cooling off in the fountain at Washington Square Park. I stood here and realised I was looking at the arch from the beginning of When Harry Met Sally — a film I first watched on this latest flight to New York because it’s a classic I’d never seen. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of the whole arch!
Did a bus tour… and still hate bus tours. They’re very focused on the sky and I’m more interested in what’s happening at pavement level. We actually planned to walk around the city but for various reasons, the bus was the better option this time around.
I worried about this man sleeping in full sun at the side of the road, on a day when the National Weather Service had issued a heat warning. There was another man who played on my mind that week. He was very thin and pale, laying motionless on the pavement and missing one shoe. I considered going back to check whether he had moved at all (he really looked that awful) but I couldn’t remember which street I’d seen him on. My heart felt heavy about the amount of homeless people and those who looked like they needed help with basic things like clean clothes.
I’d love to know what the dog thought about this very pink scenario!
More photos in part 2.