What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Virtual Thing of the Day: 4/23/20


As I am writing this, it’s 11:10 PM. The streets of New York’s theater district should be packed with theater goers and tourists and locals dodging all of them. I have spent my adult life consciously avoiding Times Square at this hour whenever possible. And yet, here is EarthCam’s Times Square cameras. One of the busiest places in the world. Essentially empty. You have never seen it like this, and with any luck, we’ll never see it again.

So I haven’t decided whether this particular Virtual Thing of the Day is making me feel better, worse, or just weird, but I think it’s something we should all see. It really puts the enormity of all this in context. Also, I can’t look away.

You can watch all the underwhelming near-nothingness here. And if you’d rather look at no traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge (which is even weirder), go look at it here. Then will you please tell me how to feel about this? Because I really don’t know.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

4 thoughts on “Virtual Thing of the Day: 4/23/20

  1. Kinda like the Twilight Zone.

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  2. I have seen videos of drone footage over NYC and Philly and, as weird and unsettlingly awry as the images are, I found it focused my eye on things like architecture and city planning in a way that is difficult when distracted by crowds of people you are trying to see through at street level.

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