Lincoln Center, New York City

I took a trip to the iconic Lincoln Center in New York City, a premier destination for the performing arts. The expansive space in front of the Lincoln Center is often brimming with activity, but on this day it was more serene, with only a few individuals milling about, perhaps reflecting on the day or enjoying a quiet moment in the city’s hustle and bustle.

February 2024


  • Michael Wegner

    You know, I really, REALLY dislike big cities, and by big I’m talking anything over two stoplights. And yet, your photographs somehow make me want to see those sights in person. Not sure what that says about me, but what I can say about you is you have a good eye! Excellent work!

    • Thomas Slatin

      Thank you so much for sharing your insights, Michael! I was born and raised in New York City. Growing up in such a bustling environment has its charms, but as I ventured out into different regions of New York State, working as a Paramedic and Firefighter, I got to experience the vast diversity and the unique challenges that each area presents.

      Now, having settled in Vermont, I can honestly say I’ve found my peace. The tranquility and the close-knit community here contrast so sharply with the city life I once knew. It’s funny, looking back, I realize that the city’s constant buzz was never really for me, even though it took me a while to understand that. Vermont’s serene landscapes and slower pace of life offer me a sense of belonging that I hadn’t found anywhere else.

      That being said, New York City holds a special place in my heart. It’s where I come from, and it shaped me in many ways. Visiting brings a mix of nostalgia and relief—nostalgia for the memories and the life I once had, and relief that I’ve found my true home and true love in Vermont. The city’s energy is exhilarating, and there’s no place quite like it, but I love returning to the calm and beauty of my Vermont life after a visit to the hustle and bustle of the city. 🙂

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