Saturday, August 31, 2013

13. Times Square in New York City

New York Not at its Best, or Worst - but certainly at its Most ...!!!!

Now you may not believe this - but I have visited Times Square more often than I have visited the Met !!!! ... mind you, I don't dally there for as long as I do at my most bestie museum ... it seems though that I have to pass through there to get from one side of town to the other where all the "cultural" attractions are ... well that's my excuse anyway !!!

Times Squares on a quiet day ... 
 
There is even a viewing platform where you can sit and absorb the atmosphere !!!  
 
Madness- people moving in all directions 

... it is at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue and 42nd Street - almost slap-bang in the centre of Manhattan - in what is known as the Theatre District.

 
  Dazzling  neon moving signs advertising just about everything imaginable  
 
 
Consumerism gone quite mad ...
 
It's not my most favourite site in NYC - but I am mesmerized by what it is - what it represents - what it stands for - and why does it attract so many people ?. And when you get there amongst the thousands of other sightseers -  it's kinda like - "... ok - I'm here now - what do I do next - oh I see, take some pics and leave ..." ... and folks that is exactly what I did !!! ...
 
 
This was a bride and groom having their pics taken in front of the Square ... 
 
  
The City even provides tables and chairs - just in case you might want to stay and picnic ... 
 
  Always in the background those double golden arches !!!
 
 
Ok we have arrived - now what do we do ??? 
 
There I am ( right of centre ) ... after my third visit to Times Square ...

After all that glare and noise and chaos, tomorrow we might return to the Met for something a bit more soothing ...