Sunday, June 26, 2011

Magical Moment 507, "Unusual Sightings"

I'll never get used to the out-of-the-ordinary things I see walking around NYC. Commuting in and out of New Jersey, I'm usually only in the city for a specific purpose or job. I'm focused on getting where I need to be and rarely get the chance to roam around, get a cup of coffee, and people watch. I've learned to always have my camera with me, because who knows what shots I might get to or from the subway!

...Like a high fashion photo shoot in Chelsea with this model in a fur coat in 90 degree weather. Just as I passed by I heard the photographer yell, "That's a wrap!" So I snapped a quick picture before they packed up their gear.

...Or a beautiful grand piano with first rate musicians serenading the passers-by of Washington Square Park. This pianist is there pretty often and I'm dying to know how he drags his piano to and from the park each day. 

I guess part of what makes New York so special, is these "unusual sightings" are actually pretty common.


10 comments:

texwisgirl said...

very nice. thanks for sharing! don't see these sights here in the country!

Rick said...

Might be common in NYC but either of those 2 situations would draw a crowd where we live. of at least 20 people ! (we're out in the boonies) ;-)

Great that you follow ABC or we would have missed this. Thanks.

ds said...

"New York, New York, a helluva town..." where you never know what you'll find around the next corner. I, too, find that magical.
Thank you.

Linda said...

No street musicians in our town, but it was a treat to see some in Chicago when we were there once. It does make for interesting sights, but I think I'll stick with the sights I'm used to, like Amish kids going down the road in their buggies in the middle of the night with their boom boxes blaring. :)

Mary ♥ Mur said...


oh.. so nice post.)
Love your blog.))

I now spend a survey of bloggers with such questions.
1. Why did you create a blog?
2. For whom you taking him? Want to be popular?
3. How long will it keep going?

ladyfi said...

That grand piano outside is amazing! How wonderful.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like these unusual sightings...Thanks for showing us.

Dawn said...

I truly want to visit here...if only for a day- (or6);))
I think I will hire you to be my tour guide....okay?:)

holdingmoments said...

Such an amazing sight, the piano in the street.
Now I'm curious too, as to how he gets it there :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

These are both unusual and GREAT. When you find out HOW he gets that piano out there, please share. xo