I’m smiling in this picture at an almost totally empty Times Square in New York. A long planned visit coincided with Hurricane Sandy hitting the east coast. Very little was open and much of the city was deserted.
We had visited ‘Ground Zero’ (a very moving experience where I think the balance between memorial and tourist attraction is as well managed as it can be). Then that evening everything went into lockdown. We did however, find a bar that was open and sat out the storm with a group of locals and other tourists…a night to remember”.