Photo Fridays: Canal Street, NYC

Here are some more shots of New York. It's been a couple years since I've been there, so I guess I'm getting the itch to go again...

Canal Street (food cart), photograph, 2006

Canal Street (shopping), photograph, 2006

While I normally focus on architecture, I sometimes like to shoot street scenes of people doing everyday things. These two photos were taken at opposite corners near Broadway and Canal in Lower Manhattan. Canal Street is the place to go to buy cheap stuff and, where historically, goods are brought into port and sold.

Soho, Chinatown, Little Italy, and Wall St. are nearby and the vibrancy of those neighborhoods all spill out onto Canal Street - people working, shopping, running errands, or getting a bite to eat. I like the mailman talking on his cell phone in the top image and the woman looking for something in her purse in the bottom photo.