Tuesday, April 13, 2010
PARIS HAS PYRAMID. NEW YORK HAS APPLE.
According to The Huffington Post, New York is the most photographed city in the world. Paris, please don’t hold it against me! I love you with all my heart and I am just a messenger!
But the surprising fact is that the Apple store on Fifth Avenue is more photographed than Statue of Liberty!!! That is bizarre. Of course, there is a very simple explanation to it – you have to make an effort to get to the Statue of Liberty, even for a distant shot. The Apple store is right in the middle of … everything! That explains I suppose. Still, it is also the 28th most photographed landmark in the world! Not that I have anything against it… Yet I am surprised about its popularity stand on a world scale. Of course, it is also just one study.
Tonight, while most of the tourists were taking pictures of my dog trying to jump into the fountain (in which case I would have to pay a fee of $150!!!) I took the picture of the Apple Cube. It is just across Fifth Avenue from the Plaza Hotel and from the entrance to the Central Park. This area is always busy, especially during the day, when tourists mix up with the local professionals from the surrounding businesses. To have a picture of the Cube in daylight and without the crowds I have to wake up at 4 or 5 in the morning. I will brave it one day. And for now, just a shot from an evening walk with the dog.