Every year, tourists flock to New York in droves. While this has become nothing more than a predictable nuisance for seasoned New Yorkers, one photographer, Dolly Faibyshev, saw in this phenomenon an opportunity.

“The tourists in New York are enjoying the city as their own circus, or their own show, not worried about what people are thinking,” she told The New Yorker.

A second-generation Russian immigrant, Faibyshev went undercover, photographing herself as a tourist in her own city: visiting points of interest, taking bus tours, and even purchasing gaudy NYC memorabilia. Her collection of images, aptly titled “I Love New York,” showcases the city from a tourist’s point of view—filled with wonder and appreciative of its singular beauty.

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[via NewYorker]