The first thing that any visitor to New York city will do when they arrive is look up.
New York city is built in a grid patter. Except for what seems from a maps perspective, one street. So while walking around you will get random happenings where the normal 90 degree turn gets chopped in half. So, instead of changing the street back in the day. (which I know wasn’t possible) they decided to just build triangle building.
The most famous of these types of intersections is the one and only Time Square. Where broadway street slices its way through the city.
This photo is taken on the south downtown of the island near wall street.
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I look at this and have to wonder the amount of hours that have gone into each one of the instruments in the back ground. All the life decisions made that were to find each one of the musicians playing the bottom floor of Penn Station in New York City. Only to have thousands of people rush by them with out a simple notice.
I like to think how many other musicians are there walking by these ones that wish they could have a golden opportunity to play such a high traffic area.
I like to think of how many people think that these musicians are just homeless people with an electric guitar, percussion pieces, and a stand up bass.
This photo was taken In Penn Station, in New York City, during a peak return home rush hour(s). Shot on a Yashica FX-D Quartz 50mm with 35mm Black and white C-41 film. – 2.0A with a 1/90 shutter. No Flash. – I was originally going to photograph jsut the band, but then got the idea of having people rush past them. I was standing safely beside a support pillar, as to not have thousands of people knock into me. – This was a break in the traffic, just enough that you can see a band playing in the back, as people blurr by. That’s one way to put it… Blurr by.
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