Description This view of Times Square in New York City is from the 48th floor of the Marriott Marquee Hotel. This started as a photograph. I took the shot very early on a Sunday morning just before the farmer's market started, traffic was closed, and that is why there are no cars. Then I worked on it for a long time adding the brush strokes, textures, colors, and swaying buildings. My impression of the street level scene was of a carnival atmosphere and this is my take of the mood from above.