This was the first picture I took on my Christmas Window Display walk. It’s a couple of NYPD guys standing in front of the Apple store on 14th Street holding machine guns.
As I said, not one window blew me away. But this year interactivity was the theme. A lot of the displays involved an interactive element. I wondered if students or alumni of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU (ITP) were involved. They’ve had shows every year for decades featuring work like this.
This was a popular one. It would take your picture, and then people would take pictures of their picture. All I could think about was how poor the quality of the picture of the picture would be.
I had more fun watching people. There were a lot of children but I didn’t get the sense that most of the windows were geared towards children.
I was behind these guys for a while. Adorable.
I liked the windows that did what they normally do, showcase a product.
This was kinda cool, this glittering serpent thing wrapped around the building.
And I always love the Tiffany windows. They’re very small and so you have to come in close, which the window artist uses to create a sense of intimacy. Oh, you can see the serpent thing in the reflection!
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Is that ‘normal’, the machine guns? Seems kind of wack.
They appear from time to time. Usually I come across them in front of the stock exchange, or in Penn Station. I wonder if it’s a random “show of force” thing? The NYPD used to have dozens of squad cars head out around the city, lights flashing and you’d think something terrible was happening somewhere. I later learned that this was meant as a show of force, for the benefit of terrorists (and others) who might be planning something awful for us.
I see! Interesting. They do look relaxed.
Years ago, I lived at SHAPE and they regularly held events with bigwigs and they would deploy the spike belts and machine guns at the base entrances. I guess it’s an effective deterrent.
Merry Christmas! As for Christmas shows, they are running a lot of Doctor Who on Space. Good stuff.
I love Doctor Who, although I’m new to in and still have to catch up on the previous doctors.