Ain’t it the truth. There’s a buzz, an energy to this city like nowhere else on earth. Ours was a pleasure trip to NYC, but we went with a different perspective, one of a small business owner in a big city. While we’ve always enjoyed the design, architecture, food, drink, etc. that New York has to offer, this time we noticed things we hadn’t fully appreciated before. Namely, we noticed the constant construction work going on everywhere, the workers, and notably the poor sods trying to find a spot for their work trucks (often ending up in the middle of the road). We noticed the sad state of the previously gorgeous, old-fashioned cornice work on the buildings, and how some sheet metal hack has done a cheap-o botch job to “repair” it (for sure it’s due to cost restraints, but this is saaaaad!):
Okay, okay, digression! Rats, Food, and Cocktails have no place on a sheet metal company blog. But what about this awesome and perfectly round rainbow that hovered over the city for literally hours on the Tuesday? C’mon, surely this is noteworthy on ANY blog? It’s actually a scientific phenomenon called “Halo”, but the details of that are making my eyes glaze over so won’t be paraphrased here. In person, it’s really very, very cool. The photo just can’t do it justice.
We return from this place with a renewed energy, newly inspired, with fresh ideas. It’s hard not to be affected by all this city has to offer, and hard not to be influenced by that New York ass-kicking attitude. Don’t worry, it wears off.