Friday, February 1, 2008

Theme Photo: When People Think Of My City...

When people think of my city, they think of Times Square and the lights, the shopping and the crowds. This photo was taken about two years ago at around 9 PM in the evening during the Christmas holiday season.

This month, 135 daily photo bloggers are participating in the theme photo. Here are their sites: Portland (OR), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Memphis (Tennessee), USA - Manila, Philippines - San Diego (CA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - New York City (NY), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - San Francisco (CA), USA - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - Mainz, Germany - Weston (FL), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Turin, Italy - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Bicheno, Australia - Durban, South Africa - Joplin (MO), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Brussels, Belgium - Chicago (IL), USA - Montpellier, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mazatlan, Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Toulouse, France - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Susanville (CA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Helsinki, Finland - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Lisbon, Portugal - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Trujillo, Peru - Dunedin (FL), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - London, UK - Baziège, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mumbai, India - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Stayton (OR), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arradon, France - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Athens, Greece - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Jackson (MS), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Budapest, Hungary - Rotterdam, Netherlands - St Malo, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cleveland (OH), USA - Nottingham, UK - Kansas City (MO), USA - The Hague, Netherlands - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Wrocław, Poland - Chateaubriant, France - Cheltenham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Monrovia (CA), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Toruń, Poland - Grenoble, France - Lisbon, Portugal - New Orleans (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Boston (MA), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Wichita (KS), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Christchurch, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Wailea (HI), USA - Aliso Viejo (CA), USA - St Francis, South Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Seattle (WA), USA - Pasadena (CA), USA - Vienna, Austria - Orlando (FL), USA - Torun, Poland - Delta (CO), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Paris, France - Stavanger, Norway - Niamey, Niger - Le Guilvinec, France - Bogor, Indonesia - Saarbrücken, Germany - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Juneau (AK), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Glasgow, Scotland - Chicago (IL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Sydney, Australia - Riga, Latvia - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Terrell (TX), USA - Terrell (TX), USA

44 comments:

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Yes, that's right. When I think of NYC I also think of Central Park and Seinfeld. ;D

Have a good one, Ming!

edwin s said...

fantastic shot ming!

Thinking Fool said...

I think of the amazing skyline, albeit an incomplete skyline these days. Oh, and Dylan's Candy Shop too!

Sally said...

Of course NYC evokes lots of images....empire state, twin towers, all the wonderful things you have shown on your blog....but this is a fabulous photo and catches so much of the mood of NY as well as the "things".

tigerfish said...

People people people!!!! When I was just in Hong Kong 2 weeks ago, this is the kind of scene I bumped into :O
Maybe that's why they have a "Times Square" too :P

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Anonymous said...

When I think of NYC, I think Bryant Park!

Anonymous said...

...and the MOMA!!

alice said...

When I think of NYC, so many things come to my mind! Times Square is one of them, of course. Have a nice day, Ming!

jelvistar said...

Great choice...masses of people!

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Olivier said...

pour NYC tu avais le choix, mais Times Square est en effet le centre touristique de NYC.
Bon Weekend et surtout Les Giants Champions

NYC you had to choose, but Times Square is the tourist center of NYC.
Good Weekend and especially The Giants Champions

santy said...

for me, NYC is the central perk.. I mean park! and yellow cabs.

great shot of a busy NYC street!

Jilly said...

Ah, great choice as it shows what NYC is all about - the buzz of humanity. I love the energy of NYC. There's a noise, a feel, a smell to it and you've captured it perfectly. it really is the city that never sleeps.

Ham said...

After reading "The Cricket in Times Square" as a child it came as a great shock to find out that the square wasn't, well, square. GReat shot.

Peter said...

Not surprised by your choice! The "perfect" photo Times Square!

delightful-d said...

That is exactly how I envision your city to be..... BUSY! Neat photo, I like the movement of the people.

Lady Demeter said...

wow, great shot!
a real busy big city =)

Rambling Round said...

That's a good one! That's what I think of, that and an apple!

Kate said...

You captured the energy of the city very well!

Keropok Man said...

NYC reminds me of the term Big Apple and that reminds me of Apple as in the Mac Apple. LOL.

Happy Theme Day!

Chris said...

I love keropok man's comment!!

Yes, people do tend to think of Times Square when you mention NYC.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Yup, that's my idea of NYC! Great photo, it says it all!

Mo said...

Great photo of a great city!

Kuanyin said...

Fabulous photo! However, when I think of NY, I think of FOOD and restaurants...I always want to eat my way through NY! :-)

Denton said...

Way too true. Yours is a great photo especially with the crowds.

Chuck Pefley said...

Ubiquitous! Times Square really does sum up NYC. Theater, food, hustle, subway, traffic, congestion, construction, nightlife, NASDQ, and of course a million tourists.

marley said...

There are so many things to choose for NYC, you've made an excellent choice!

When I came to NY a couple of years ago the cab bring us from the airport to the hotel went right through Times Square and it was amazing. Thanks for the memories.

zentmrs said...

I love to visit Times Square when in NYC - nice photo!

Lori said...

Wow! That's an awesome shot. You've really captured the essence of Times Square. It's so lively in this photo. Have a great weekend!

Southern Heart said...

Yes, I would say the people and the energy, which you captured so well here.

isabella said...

So many things come to mind...Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building...
I'm glad it was your decision to make ;-)
Great photo, btw.

Susan said...

YES Excellent choice for this theme.

Joy said...

There are so many things I think of when NYC is mentioned - Statue of Liberty, Manhattan, 5th Avenue, Apple Store, Central Park, Friends, pizza and Serendipity.

But I suppose Times Square is also important because that's where you have the countdown to the New Year.

Great capture of the busy-ness!

joy
A Pinay In England
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Norwich Daily Photo

Jim said...

I love the crowds. Great shot.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Oh how I love Times Square. If I could afford it I would buy an apartment right in the centre of it all :)

Neva said...

I would say I absolutely agree with you....and another fabulous shot...way to go MIng.

Pat said...

People and more people!

Ben said...

Yes, and tall buildings. This is very nice night shot!

g_mirage said...

Yes, exactly! Times square entered my mind first...so many times even in the movies and tv shows, NY is portrayed ba the Times Square. Good day!

R&R in The Netherlands said...

I love how so many tourists are snapping photos!

Kim said...

This is a great image for our theme day. I also think of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, and Harlem.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I love Times Sq, but I hate crowds. I usually visit it on quiet mornings....

Nabeel said...

I understand that people who live in nyc don't tend to hang out at Times Square .. they kinda hate the tourists there .. is that right?

citygirl15 said...

I love that photo.....it would look great in my apartment.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I know I'm terribly in late but I couldn't let pass this wonderful photo and what NYC evoke to me. First of all it recall to my mind all places I've been from WTC (sad but true) to Planetarium passing by Guggenheim and ESB. But where I "felt" New York was exactly there: Times Square. Thank you Ming.