Daily photographs by HANS VON RITTERN, with humorous, artistic and social commentary on life in the big city.

Posts tagged “street scene

Photo of the day: EARLY MORNING SUNDAY SHAVE

ABRAHAM BARBER SHOP SUNDAY MORNING

Photo of the day: EARLY MORNING SUNDAY SHAVE – It’s 8:30 on a Sunday morning in the Bronx. On upper Broadway and 180th¬† street nothing is open or awake yet except for a few bodegas and Abraham (and Bobby’s) ¬†Barber Shop. I was up there last weekend in the early morning hours waiting to do a hike of the Washington Bridge and the Jersey Palisades. As I walked up and down upper Broadway looking for a place to eat, I came across this early morning scene.

Photo of the day: SEPARATE MEETINGS

SEPARATE MEETINGS

Photo of the day: SEPARATE MEETINGS – The New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, a place where people come to study and research. Some people come to marvel at the magnificent architecture. Some come to see the excellent exhibits. Some come here for meetings. Some meetings are
very business like . . . other meetings are private.


Photo of the day: SHINE AND A SMOKE

SHINE AND A SMOKE

SHINE AND A SMOKE: An age old part of the fabric our Manhattan’s streets is the show shine boy. Now that so many of us wear sneakers and sport shows, leather shoes aren’t quite as prevalent, but the shoe shine boy tradition lives on. You start with a makeshift box of your own and fill it will all the supplies you can barely afford, then you have to scout a street location with good traffic that isn’t already taken. This young boy chose the front of Trinity Church near Wall Street and was working hard while his customer enjoyed the scene with a leisurely smoke.
Perhaps he will make enough money to work his way up to owning a stand with the raised upholstered seat, those at Grand Central Terminal do quite well. The final step is to get you own shop with maybe 3 or 5 stands. It’s a age-old American success story. “Shine mister?”
SASEK Shoeshine  collage