Monday, May 10, 2010

Times Square

I got into New York City on Sunday evening the day after the NYC car bomb incident. So there was a lot going on to say the least. Times Square was inundated with police, the media and of course tons of onlookers.

Every time we saw a gathering of people we raced to see what all the excitement was about. It was usually someone important being interviewed. I got some great shots … including Police Commissioner Kelly being interviewed , Katie Couric of CBS as she was filming a clip for the evening news plus a variety of other reporters doing live shots from Times Square.

I also got up close with Mario Lopez. He was shooting a clip for Extra.

There was also a huge police presence at Times Square.

Our hotel which was just a few feet from where the car bomb had been parked so it was under tight security. We had an explosive detection dog and handler in our lobby plus all vehicles coming through the hotel were checked. All trunks were opened and the underside of vehicles were looked at with a mirror. There was extra security everywhere.


Anonymous said...

you are brave... that would have been the last placed I visited


Whidbey Woman said...

Great photos of all the excitement. So thankful it turned out the way it did!

Barry said...

That's a great shot of Katie Couric; but then I've never seen a bad shot of Katie Couric.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, awesome pics Daria! You shoot like a pro!
Glad that you got there the day AFTER, and that you were safe.