Where do people like to congregate when they are outdoors in big cities around the world? Well, in Italy they walk to Piazzas, in France and Belgium they stand in Places, in Amsterdam they bike to Pleins and in Spain they head for the nearest Plaza (Placa in Barcelona). But in English-speaking countries they’re called Squares. And so I decided to select a shot of our country’s most famous Square for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge and its square theme.
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In our travels around the world we have only been to New York City twice. The last time was earlier this year when we landed at JFK airport and had to take a couple of buses through Manhattan to EWR in Newark, New Jersey in order to continue on our way to Scotland. And the first time was in the Fall of 2007 when we drove through the Lincoln Tunnel to catch our ship that would soon cruise around New England and eastern Canada. After the cruise we spent two more days in New York, mostly hopping on and off a sightseeing bus. And on one of those buses I took this shot of Times Square.
OK, OK — I know I cheated a little with Leanne’s theme of square or rectangle. But if you look closely you will see quite a lot of squares on those buildings in the background! Rectangles, too.
Australian photographer Leanne Cole hosts the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge and once a month suggests a theme for the weekly submissions. Check out Leanne’s website to see what other photographers came up with for their squares and to see how you, too, can participate in future Challenges.