“The day has eyes; the night has ears.”
… but when it’s about NYC I just have to turn this quote around!!!
“The Day has ears; the night has eyes.”
I only know one city that can provide more lights than NYC can and that is Hong Kong – but this with walking on the streets in NYC when all the city’s all lights are turned on – an amazing feeling of greatness and smallness. An amazing show every evening.
So in this post have I collected my night shots of this big city with so bright lights. The only evening I didn’t have my camera with me was the evening when the Empire State Building was all dressed up in green and white. I was gutted but too tired to walk back to 5th Ave after midnight for some shots. So once again I had to turn to Google for help and this photo is provided by google – so many copies of it that I don’t know who I should give the credit to, but it’s a magnificent photo.
The rest of the photos are all mine – taken under different evenings during our walks to and from the restaurants we dined on.
Our last evening we had a very nice diner at The Blue Water Grill just of Union Sq and me that had become more friendly with the Subway, we decided to travel under the city back up to Grand Central. As we walked over the Sq I noticed something ticking on one of buildings. It is the Metronome, the 62-foot-wide, 15-digit clock – the world’s most confusing clock.
At precisely quarter to three in the afternoon, for example, it would display 144500000001509. And if you are walking past and see 200658907015303, you would of course know that it was just shy of 8:07pm. So what I understand were we walking across Union Sq 10.35pm.
First I thought it was the National Debt Clock, which I totally forgotten about and we were in the neighborhood of it twice. It’s located on n Sixth Avenue – between 42nd Street and 43rd Street – close to Times Square. Because I forgotten that clock – here is what the clock stood on when I started working on this post. Ladies and gentlemen …. here is the truth.
U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK
The Outstanding Public Debt as of 22 Sep 2013 at 02:59:48 PM GMT is:
$ 1 6 , 7 4 3 , 6 4 6 , 7 9 9 , 0 9 0 . 0 5
The estimated population of the United States is 316,700,865
so each citizen’s share of this debt is $52,868.96.
The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
$1.90 billion per day since September 30, 2012!
We were told by our nice driver that took us from the airport to the hotel that they are building the most expensive apartment in world with view over Central Park (and I happen to have a photo of it) ,Billionaires Heaven – one57, a 1,004-foot tower with two duplexes under contract for more than $90 million each and the other seven apartments ranged in price from $45 million to $50 million. Then I wonder who is paying taxes in US or paying of the debt. One extreme to the other.
Would I live up there on the top of the world – I don’t know … if I had that much money as $90 million … I rather would given help to those that needs help – and live at “Aqua” in Chicago. *smile
This is New York and with the best view in town – but how much can a view be worth??!!!
So there is brighter lights in a bigger city, but only for a very few. Sorry, for the political ending of this post. Maybe a bit incorrect, but still all this glitter … is for me as a visitor free, but somebody has to pay for it.
Thank you so much, the American people – the people of NYC, I loved every minute of it of this show.
“Yeah I’m lookin for some action
And it’s out there somewhere
You can feel the electricity
All in the evening air”
Cee Lo Green