Gadget greed can only be excorcised by selling your soul in the dungeons of the underground Apple Store on 5th Avenue. Clutching your new iSomething and reduced to to a shimmery shadow, your remaining personality traits evaporate quickly as you enter the sunny outside world again... ;-)
Sorry, had to get that off my chest. All in good spirits! The things made by Apple are - of course - a joy to behold and use, but so much adoration from the general public for anything Apple isn't healthy anymore imho.
Jokes about "the Big Apple" aside, I found that although the sunken entrance is supercool, the store itself is strangely lacking in design appeal. It´s basically a - slightly darkish - big rectangular room with loads of wooden tables with Apple equipment strewn across. More than anything else, it looks like a under-organized nerd gathering. It certainly doesn't radiate the "this-is-where-the-beautiful-young-and-soon-to-be-successful-peop le-hang-out" vibe that you get in the SF Apple store for instance.
About the photo: I'm glad I brought my Tamron 10-24mm today. Sure, it is a DX lens - so it doesn't cover the entire FX frame - and it actually isn't a top quality lens... but a little wide angle certainly goes a long way in this city! ;-)
It's raining today, so probably a good opportunity to check out the D800 at www.adorama.com while the wife and kids go fashion hunting :-)