Do you know that song?
I heard it again when I was recently in New York City, being sung by a tour guide. It's the longtime folk song for my city. It goes like this:
East side, west side, all around the town. The tots play ring-a-round rosie, London bridge is falling down. Boys and girls together - me and Mamie O'Rourke. We tripped the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York.
A lot has changed since that song was first sung. And I have been living away from my hometown for years. But every time I go . . . I'm home. And no where better is there the ability to engage in some street photography. It is constant theater.
Let me show you what I saw on the sidewalks of New York.
These are the scenes that you won't see in a tour guide.
Why are some in color and why are some in black-and-white? I don't know. Sometimes the colors work together and sometimes they are a distraction from the people. It's how I feel about the image.
Click on a thumbnail below to see the full image.