So you get pictures instead. These are just a few from our yearly trip to New York; we help to lead a group through the University of Wisconsin for a week of Broadway theatre. Susan is the theatre expert, and I'm just kind of a hanger-on who helps with logistics and travel and general information. But anything that gets me to New York is fine by me. I never tire of the place.
You, however, will very likely tire of these photographs--all taken with my little Sanyo phone. Susan declared flatly upon looking at them: "Those are all horrible! You're really a terrible photographer!" (though I noted that she oohed at several of them just the same. So I think she's lying). (Actually, I think her chief complaint is that there are never any people in my pictures). Either way, this is what you get.
(Photographing Times Square is like shooting a mountain range. You know it'll never turn out, but it's impossible not to try and capture some of it to take home with you.)
(The new New York Times building. Honestly, I had to tilt the camera to get it all in, and I was too lazy to walk back another block. OK, so I really AM a shitty photographer. And lazy.)
(Maintenance work on my favorite building in NY, the Ansonia. Sounds like they'd be better off working inside; the tenants are suing, class-action-style, about cockroach infestation.)