So Many Stories | #WordlessWednesday

One of the things I love about New York City is that the city is constantly moving. I can stand in–or walk through–the same location for hours and watch hundreds of stories unfold. I’m convinced NYC never runs out of stories–and that the story is rarely what it seems.

I captured the photo above several years ago as I walked through or near Union Square [I think]. Though we are naturally drawn to story of the couple in the foreground, the more interesting stories take place beyond them.

What words–or stories–do you have for today’s photo?

16 thoughts on “So Many Stories | #WordlessWednesday

  1. revruss1220 says:

    I was drawn to the guy on the far left, standing against the building with his arms crossed. He has just written a children’s book (about an enchanted hippopotamus, naturally) and is waiting to meet a potential illustrator and see her portfolio. The illustrator is running late and he is worried that maybe he had the day or the place or the time wrong.

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  2. lloydslensphotographyllc says:

    I can’t help but notice how all those people in the background seem disconnected from each other while the couple in the foreground is definitely connected. The connection seems to be through something painful. It makes me feel like they are alone in the crowd. They are the voice amidst all the echoes.

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  3. Natasha says:

    Every person we come across has a story, and this is a picture perfect shot of so many stories unfolding and tumbling down our radar. Love this shot, Chandra. Indeed a fascinating capture and love the usage of B/w.

    Sorry for the tardy comment. Was away travelling.
    Happy Holiday and Merry Xmas to you and yours.

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  4. Esha M Dutta says:

    I love how this picture seems to tell a story but the story is in the mind of the spectator and thus, open to so many interpretations. Monochrome captures the essence of this frame very beautifully! I am a great fan of monochromes and love to experiment with photography when I go travelling. Thank you for sharing this picture with us and joining us for #ww. Hope to see you join in this week too!

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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Thanks, Esha. I love monochrome too. I almost posted it in color, but the stories felt richer minus the color. I’ll be back for #WW next week. I skipped this week. I was in a not-so-great mood.


  5. dancingpalmtrees says:

    Years ago there was a TV Show whose intro was, There are 8 million stories in the naked City. Which is true. No matter which way you turn there is a story or a series of stories some Connected others within their own realms. I Love New York City!

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