The onset of night in New York makes many people think of Times Square. One
might argue that the jostling crowds are part of the place. But I have chosen
another characteristic: Skyscrapers and billboards. Even this old-fashioned
bill board (rather than the omnipresent giant electronic screens) still
captures the spirit of the place quite nicely, I think.
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After taking this picture we turned on our heels and went straight up to the roof-top restaurant of the Marriott Hotel to have dinner in the revolving restaurant - like good tourists. Not a place where you expect to take great pictures - unless you make the blending of inside and outside lights a theme of your photographs. Like in my "interior - exterior" series. The results may not be "great", but they are quite surprising.
Chrysler Building in sunset and,
below, in real "twi-light" with the lights of the restaurant being reflected in
"Above Times Square"
Some of the giant advertising screens are reflected in the lower part of the building, in the center of the image.