I waited 27 minutes (according to the timestamp on my photos) to get this shot. I literally picked the worst possible moment. Hundreds of patrons where streaming up these white stairs to see the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. These are these little moments that just turn comical, as every passing person unwittingly tells you something about themselves. There's the person who could care less and just walk past you as if you aren't there (maybe it's for the best, they probably just think I'm in the way). There are the people who feel bad and try to hurry by as fast as possible (even though the stairs were full of guests from top to bottom, so one person hurrying does me no good). And there are the people who try to offer me the courtesy of waiting (also not paying much attention to the fact that their act of kindness does me no good with all the other people scurrying up the steps). I did get some pretty cool blur shots with masses of people moving by, so maybe I'll post one of those in the future.
Every time I see the Flatiron Building in New York, I'm completely awed. It's a 22 story triangle. And as amazing as that is today, I try to imagine what it must have been like when it was built back in 1902. That's years before Ford created the model T. I picture horses and hats galore, and this incredible building piercing the sky.