Wednesday, June 13, 2007
One thing that used to depress me greatly about Austin, where I used to live, was the generic urban sprawl---a tiny downtown, surrounded by endless strip-malls of Meinekes, Black-Eyed Peas, and various places where you could buy party supplies and scrapbooking materials.
I've heard others talk about NYC, from the pictures they've seen, as being "cold" and "hard" and "chaotic"... No way! The shot-from-above shots might seem scary, but once you get down on the actual streets, there are trees and benches and everyday people walking about... I'm so happy to say, there's nothing at all "generic" about it. I think you have to go to Jersey or Long Island if you want to "scrapbook."