Entrance of the Apple Store on 5th Ave, New York
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-people-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 :-)