New York City – Street Walking
New York City Street Walking
If you want to experience this big city you are going to have to hoof it. Go it on foot, big time. This means throbbing calf muscles, tight insteps and tingling toes topped off with overtaxed eyes in visual overload. Translation, you will be tired.
Really, it is not all unpleasant and offensive. You could press against new people, a mere brush-up, just waiting on a street corner or making eye contact. You could observe a composition from across the pavement, foresee a chance encounter, witness a scrappy confrontation or an emotional rendezvous. And there you were, in the right place at ‘le moment psychologique’. The moment of perfection, when the lady crossed the puddle in the reflection in the Financial District, when the two Harlem gents commiserated over the summery fall day, when the Filipino lady went garbage can diving Hong Kong style, when the kerchiefed lady strolled into your view at a cane’s pace. So don your boots and take New York City on for a street walking experience.
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