24 Oct Round The Bend

Source: Little Big Travelling Camera

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (50mm, f/4, 1/600 sec, ISO200)

The second day in New York City was hot and humid. We strolled through Central Park and 5th Avenue, somehow lost.

I’m sure that Central Park is a fantastic place at the right time of the year and in beautiful weather but today it wasn’t. So we only took a short walk before we decided that it’s enough, it just didn’t work. We definitely need to return here in either even later autumn or spring.

We walked out of Central Park right into 5th Avenue.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (15.9mm, f/5, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (11.5mm, f/8, 1/80 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (13.2mm, f/5.6, 1/90 sec, ISO200)

Right into the centre of the crazy rich and the crazy. Somehow those two seem to go together most of the time.

Of course there have always been crazy rich people. The richest of them all in Germany about 500 years ago. And of course there are Rockefeller, Carnegie and Vanderbilt and many others. Maybe this is just because everything looks better once it is 50 years or older but I have the impression that maybe 50 to 100 years back wealth often was combined with style and class. Benjamin Guggenheim refused to jump into a rescue boat when the Titanic sank. He dressed up to go down like a gentleman.

Today most of the rich look cheap and they act like that. They are like soccer players showing off their new wealth with their cars,

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