Thursday, December 12, 2013

Walking...The Big Movie

December 2013, Madison Avenue, New York, Ralph Lauren Shop Window Reflection

The Visible Woman...walks.

I like to think of long city walks as movies with thousands of extras, many locations and moving vehicles and a bit of a random plot.

The extras work for free and the shop windows are a free museum and an extra lens for viewing the complicated pulsating world.

Manhattan can be a little too kinetic but when there is any room to maneuver I love it so. Just when you think you've seen the weirdest outfit or heard the strangest accent or eavesdropped the funniest conversation something new comes along. Christmastime in New York is the best for this.

I took a short walk yesterday in Austin. Streets were quiet around 3PM. It seemed strikingly calm after Manhattan which is almost as full and vibrate at 3PM on any day as Austin is on a Saturday night or during SXSW. Still there is always something to see especially if you are a true flaneur.

1 comment:

Doris said...

I love that picture with the vibrant and almost unreal gold and the exquisite mannequin with the city reflected. It almost feels like one wants to live life in that window rather than in the grey real world.