Wall Street -The Heart of the US Economy
Everything about this moment was so iconic that it felt staged
Each neighborhood in NYC has its own character and purpose, and you can easily spend an afternoon eating and drinking your way through them without ever having to descend into the train stations or spend money on a cab.
I originally published this back in January 2009 upon the eve of my departure from the United States. I was reminded of it when I met a guy in San Marino who voiced roughly the same opinions. I’d forgotten that I had taken such awesome photos of the art and as we wait for my wife’s visa to be approved so we can go back to the United States, I’m still looking for my shire. It’s not Morocco. Maybe I can find it by going home again…I hope so.
In 2008, I left Hawaii and took a train across the USA from Portland to New York City. Along the way, I stopped and explored.
It doesn’t much matter what particular -ism you subscribe to, there is just something sort of magical about Wall Street. this is especially true in the early morning hours before the hustle and shake of New York City really turns on. The neighborhood around the famous financial district has a strange sense of calm that you really wouldn’t expect to find in the financial center of the the United States.
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