Monday, June 13, 2011

The (Taxi) Rides of My Life

Long Island -- NEX-5 & Minolta MC W.Rokkor-SI 28mm f2.5. Click for larger picture.

I have heard, and read that New York City taxi drivers are crazy, and I had the fortune to experience it today, twice.  Ian and I took a taxi to Time Square.  On the way there, the taxi driver zipped through traffic, like the Auto Car drawn by Cursor (if you are old enough to remember the show "Automan", you will know what Cursor is).  It was scary, but I managed to snap some pictures along the way.

On our way back, it was only worse.  This driver was even more crazy the previous one.  I swear he was driving at 70 or 80 miles per hour on city streets.  The funny thing is, he had the radio set to play nice, soft, classical music, which totally clashed with his driving.  New York City, is a city of extremes.


  1. With no post here today so far, I fear Lens Bubble is in a mangled cab!

  2. @The Sound Gallery: I survived New York in once piece! Yesterday I was overwhelmed with work and didn't get a chance to do an blog entry.

  3. I think you should contact a taxi service you can rely on. That way, you can immediately report any complaint about the drivers right to the company. Also, on days when you are going to be in several places, you can just choose to call your trusted taxi services and they’ll just appear at your doorstep and come to save you from lining up at bus stops or railway stations.

    Sabra Divis