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“The business of America is business.” Calvin Coolidge

These words have come to symbolize the overconfidence in the American economy that always precedes one of America’s panics (a.k.a. depressions, recessions, significant downturns, contractions, etc.).

Whether you are talking about business or capitalism or consumerism, its center lies in New York City, home of Wall Street, Madison Avenue, and "The World’s Largest Store."

Canon EOS 350D camera with a Sigma AF 18-200mm DC OS Zoom lens

picnik Cross Process effect

07/17/09

Thanks to David Fullman for the spotlight.

63 responses

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (27 Nov 2009):

    Beautiful shot!

    Gorgeous tones, John:)

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    My favorite stor to shop mostly because I hate shopping and I can always get what I want there. Great shot!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (27 Nov 2009):

    Very nice composition and, I agree with Kathleen, the tones are perfect. I remember so well riding on top of the building in the Macy's choo-choo train during Christmas. That was a long time ago (the Giants swept the Indians, 4-0, in the World Series, that year). Nice shot, John!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    A definite mecca for the consumer. Nice one. dp

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    Awesome capture!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    Great shot!!! Great entry!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    Excellent..wow,,great entry,,

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    Great shot! and entry!

  • Lindsay

    Lindsay gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    Heck yeah!!!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    The largest Dept. store in the world! Good entry!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    awesome capture and reminder!

  • riverS

    riverS (Deleted) gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    beautiful tones and perspective is great

  • markus zundel

    markus zundel gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    as new york as you can get. that shot is an icon... brilliant

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    excellent shot!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    You got the title right! A true American Icon!

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) said (28 Nov 2009):

    Fabulous entry & shot!

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    Awesome comp and pov! Excellent entry!!!

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    PERFECT

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    Excellent! I love your color tones. (Wonder how much a seat in front of Macy's would cost for the big Thanksgiving Parade?)

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    or is the business "monkey business"? awesome shot!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    John, this is CLASSIC....

  • jordan avery foster

    jordan avery foster gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    Wish I were there...! :)

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    wonderful shot! Well done John

  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    i LOVE this.

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    Classic image

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    awesome shot and excellent title!!!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    Perfect shot and entry!

  • Alejandro González

    Alejandro González gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nö

    (Deleted) gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    i love this!

  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    Beautiful shot!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    Fantastic shot!! Awesome entry!!

  • Noah

    Noah (Deleted) gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    Sweet capture!

  • David Fullman

    David Fullman   gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    Lovely shot john.

  • Mary Lewis

    Mary Lewis gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    Great entry for the theme! Nice work!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    I love this shot! When I walk by here I always feel nostalgic! This photo makes me have the same feelling.

  • PINAKI SARKAR

    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (30 Nov 2009):

    great shot

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (30 Nov 2009):

    beautiful composition. AWESOME!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (30 Nov 2009):

    Beautiful artwork on this. What a fabulous shot of this grand old building. Excellent entry too.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (30 Nov 2009):

    Great entry

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Excellent John..

  • Olivier Scher

    Olivier Scher gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    really good choice for the theme !

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Perfect entry!

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum gave props (2 Dec 2009):

    What a great shot John...makes me want to go there...NICE!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (2 Dec 2009):

    Perfect for this theme.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (2 Dec 2009):

    Excellent Entry

  • Connie Cogar

    Connie Cogar gave props (2 Dec 2009):

    love it!

  • Angel Foice

    Angel Foice gave props (3 Dec 2009):

    this rocks! ive never been to that macys but always wanted to go! :]

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (3 Dec 2009):

    Thats is so very true John! Our economy usually follows what Wall Street investors do but fortuanetly for the past 18 months we have not followed in their footsteps and we are in pretty good shape. Fantastic capture and entry!

  • Michel Vaque

    Michel Vaque gave props (4 Dec 2009):

    great entry!

  • Howard Simpson

    Howard Simpson gave props (9 Dec 2009):

    Nice shot.

  • Renee Rocole

    Renee Rocole gave props (13 Dec 2009):

    Perfect for this theme!!!!!!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    Looks like consumerism to me!

  • Laura Enrech

    Laura Enrech gave props (19 Feb 2010):

    love the colour and angle!

  • Laura Enrech

    Laura Enrech gave props (19 Feb 2010):

    love the colour and angle!

  • Laura Enrech

    Laura Enrech gave props (19 Feb 2010):

    love the colour and angle!

  • Dilshad Aroos

    Dilshad Aroos (Deleted) gave props (28 Apr 2010):

    Very impressive photo.....Wow!

  • Victor Ursabia

    Victor Ursabia gave props (14 Nov 2010):

    perfect entry!

  • Alik Mos

    Alik Mos   said (12 May 2011):

    hate the place, love the picture...

  • carmen rugel

    carmen rugel   gave props (15 May 2011):

    love this shot, love Macy's, love New York!!!

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (16 May 2011):

    Superb !!! Most sutaible entry to be publish !!!! Best of luck John !!

  • Cisco StreetLenz

    Cisco StreetLenz gave props (17 May 2011):

    DIGGGSSS !!!

  • isabelle b.

    isabelle b. gave props (18 Nov 2012):

    great shot!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (7 Sep 2013):

    Brilliant...

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