Earlier on, when I was new(er) to New York, I found this area to be one of the most incredible spots. On the patch of Wall Street directly outside the New York Stock Exchange and in front of Trinity Church, there is consistent and beautiful light.
During recent visits to this area I was surprised to still find it equally as tranquil; through throngs of Chinese tourists, cameras, food carts. It's loud, but somehow stifled still. Last week I witnessed tourists eating hot dogs for breakfast. It's always just beauty to me.
(I took this photo two years ago, of the windows of the NYSE. Still some of the most gorgeous windows in New York, in my opinion.)