One of my joys in photographing on the street in New York is occasionally having the opportunity to engage in conversation with my subjects. This afternoon I saw this interesting gentleman on the corner of Fifth Ave and 59th street. I missed the initial opportunity to photograph him as he walked by me as some stray pedestrians walked between us. He stopped to look into a store window, and I moved to a better position to be able to get a good shot when he looked up and walked towards me. He looked up at me and said 'That's a good cigar!' And the conversation flowed from there. The medallion in his lapel button hole is the French Legion of Honor which he won having been a veteran of WWII. Every evening after eating dinner he enjoys a cigar with a glass of scotch whiskey. Been doing it all his life. He's 90 years old. And his mind is sharp as a razor!