Time Square. Any time I think about heading to Time Square I shudder. With so many people, it can be a daunting task for an introvert (and generally shy person) to make her way to Time Square. However, I’ve been visiting Time Square at least once a week for the past five weeks, so I decided to look at it as a tourist would. What draws people to this place? What’s so fascinating? What makes them stop suddenly on the sidewalk just to look up, causing you to walk right into them because they didn’t think about the fact that a TON of people are also trying to walk on the same pavement? I digress…
Is it the policemen on horses? Or the generally friendly New York Police who aren’t shy to pose with tourists?
Is it the bright lights and the flashy ads that all vie for your attention, each one trying to outshine the other?
Or is it the themed food places with their overpriced, yet enticing food and drinks?
Perhaps it’s the excitement, the talent and the wonder of a spectacular show.
I’m not sure what the reason is, or why people flock there, but my guess is that it has to do with one, or all (and then some) of the above. It’s a place that can be exciting and intimidating. A hub of activity, a place for memories, a place built on dreams.