What do a woman’s face, an ad for Bank of America and a recruiting point for the Army have in common? - We were so tired, so utterly tired. A demanding day in NYC, then walking the Brooklyn Bridge (from its Brooklyn end), then on to Times Square. I felt like I was x-rayed by all the screens, I felt the temperature was higher then in the surrounding city due to the enormous throughput of electrical current. And all the abuse my eyes had to take. In the storm’s eye the red chairs and tables of Times Square. The place on earth where there is probably the highest density of advertising for commodities and services - it grants seating (but not rest) for free. You can stay there as long as you whish & dare, consuming exactly nothing - apart from ads, which will x-ray you.

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Marcus Hammerschmitt

Writer, journalist and photographer. Eighteen books so far, on paper and on screen. My biography is boring, my life is not.

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