It was warm and nice this Sunday. My friend invited us to go to this antique shopping place in Chelsea. I’m not into antiques but thought new experience was always good and it would be a good photo op. Brought my usual walk-around set – D7000/35mm f1.8.
Before we met up I took several shots near Madison Square Park on betw. Madison and 5th Ave. and 23rd and 26th St. I’ve always been fascinated by this Metropolitan Life Tower. Apparently the building is more than 100 years old…
One of the most famous landmarks in Manhattan – The Flat Iron Building – how do you shoot in the middle of the day and when there’s no clouds in the sky? I didn’t really get an answer but these will be archived anyway. I renamed the Empire State Building Gallery to the Landmarks Gallery am adding these two photos there together with those of other landmarks.
So there’s this antique flea market, if you will, at this open space on 25th St. betw. 5th and 6th Ave. I must’ve passed by this place many times but had never noticed till this day.
I wasn’t interested in most of the junks except for these old magazines. But what would I do with them at home? I couldn’t think of anything.
There’s this entrance between 6th and 7th Ave. also on 26th St. to the Antique Garage Flea Market.
There was a whole new world I had never known about.
I thought $5 or so for a 30-year-old magazine is a good deal.
One of the few things I’d be interested in at this kind of place was an antique camera just to display on a shelf at my place, but the conditions didn’t seem so good.
My friend was interested in these very old cork screws from France which cost hundreds of dollars. Me? I’d rather buy a shiny, brand new and modern design one at Crate&Barrel for 10 bucks. He doesn’t even drink wine…
Most of the people working there were interesting looking like this…
To be honest I’m not good at asking strangers for shots, but I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to shoot this gentleman. He was very nice anyway.