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.