Friday, June 08, 2007

Foreign Journey: New York, New York 5: Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue, the most expensive stretch of land in the world.
Even though it is supposed to be filled with commercial activities, many American flags can be seen.

It is flanked by international big labels and upscale establishments.

It is also an awesome place to enjoy the architecture of the buildings that lined densely along the streets.
Even the address plates beautify the streets.
Breakfast at Tiffany's, not just an Tiffany, but Tiffany along Fifth Avenue.

A tall church sprouting up along Fifth Avenue.

Takashimaya along Fifth Avenue, that sells and display upscale items. It is not the normal large scale departmental store, but a small boutique of several storeys.

Some of the items sold at Takashimaya, New York.

Trump Tower, the spot for the show 'The Apprentice'.
Imposing residential area along Fifth Avenue.

The Rockfeller Centre.

With such expensive rents and unaffordable price tags, cheaper alternatives display a contrasting sights. Not exactly imitation, because they do not copy the brand name. However, the design are similar that may be passed off as the real goods for the unsuspecting eye.

Macy's, a departmental store that sells less upscale products than most of its Manhattan neighbours, still stocks a considerable amount of big branded labels.

Macy's flower show, unashamedly lavish the whole ground level with flowers.It might seem fake, but it was only because the flowers was fresh, the design fabulous, the quantity massive.

It might seem a modern store in a modern city, but they are still good old things worth being treasured, like this wooden escalator.



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