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There is an area in midtown Manhattan called the "Diamond District". In reality it's just one city block filled with thousands of jewelry shops. On West 47th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, you will find window after window filled with sparkling jewels.

There are 2,600 independent businesses in this small area, and some of them are merely booths inside one of the 25 jewelry "exchanges". It's estimated that the average daily business totals $400 million!

Walking down this block is an interesting experience. Besides the lure of endless sparkling displays, men stand outside and try to entice you into their shops. At the beginning and end of this "district" there are large diamonds on top of pylons that light up at night. You can see one on the left side of this photo.

The advertisement of the side of this building is always changing, but I liked this particular ad, with diamonds coming out of the woman's bubble wand. :-)

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 218 N: 1600] (6733)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-07-05
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/3.1, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-07 15:24
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