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New York City meets Munich

City hidden in plain sight

December 8th, 2004 · No Comments · NYC, Personal

Sometimes it is important not to be too efficient in this city. While I usually move with purpose and focus, with great impatience for any delay, sometimes it is good to slow down and wander a bit.

I might have missed the well dressed man eating from a box of cinnamon life as he waited for the light to change. Or I could have walked by the tiny girl, all alone, peering into the window of “Peanut Butter and Jane” on tiptoe, who was actually a cleverly dressed mannequin. In a rush, I could have passed the cheerful but large logo of the New York Bomb Squad without seeing it. The man standing discreetly in the shadows next to the building on Hudson isn’t loitering, he’s painting a scene of the street at night.

New York City can sometimes only be truly experienced when you have no destination in mind.

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