Sunday, April 10, 2011

a lot can happen underground


I spend a lot of time underground--both inside the subway cars and on the platforms waiting for my silver chariot to arrive.  One swipe of a metrocard and you can start your journey, snaking your way beneath the five boroughs of New York City.  Did you know that the longest ride on the subway without a transfer is over 30 miles?  All that for the bargain price of $2.25.

With almost 660 miles of tracks and 468 stations, subway travelers can find themselves with a lot of time and subterranean space to do some work, drink coffee, meditate, play the guitar....and even find love, as evidenced by my photo above.

Lizzard_nyc's image below made me nostalgic.  I used to live a few blocks from this station in the East Village and I spent a ton of time down there.  I love all the lines and patterns in this photo--which reminds me, Tammy will begin musing on repeating patterns tomorrow so be sure to stop by as she kicks off our new theme!

See you soon,

~christy of urban muser

Astor Place 47:365
Astor Place 47:365 by lizzard_nyc

9 comments:

Marty said...

Both images are just lovely! The romance of the first and the curve and lines of the b/w...pure eye candy.

alicia said...

Love both of them. They both evoke an artistic feel.

tara said...

yes, to the romance of the first photo and the lines of the second! and so well written too...

Kirstin said...

Wow! These are both stunning images.

blue elephant photography said...

gorgeous images christy!

Anika said...

These are great...it is like a whole other world down there! Your shot is so beautiful...could look at it every day.

Anna said...

Great images - soft and evocative vs. contemporary and patterned!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

splendid. You always wrap up each prompt so nicely.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for including my subway shot in this post!
The two compliment each other beautifully.

Gotta love the subway--there is always a story to tell there.
lizzard_nyc

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