Monday, October 6, 2008

Subway Skylight

I was invited to an open house party at the Upper West Side yesterday afternoon. I have to admit, in the 10 years that I've lived in NYC, I can count on my hands and feet the number of times I've visited this neighborhood. No, it is not because it is not a safe area; on the contrary, it's a very desirable yuppie neighborhood. The main reason I rarely visited the Upper West Side was because it takes two train changes to get there from Queens.

This photo was taken as I came up from the underground train station at 72nd Street and Broadway. This beautiful glass ceiling is the roof of the subway station there. I was immediately drown to the beautiful patterns on the ceiling.

So have your visited some place new lately?

17 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

Ming, this is a beautiful design.
Shea Stadium was the latest "new" place I've been too. Good thing, since it is getting knocked down. I felt lucky I didn't miss seeing it.

Virginia said...

I love this BW MIng. Very nice. Glad you got to get out and rub elbows with the yups. I left you a comment on my blog. Didn't want to talk ugly about Yankees right here on your blog if you know what I mean.

I have lived here for about 100 years. NOthing's new.
Oh wait, I forgot. Oak Hilll Cemetery on Friday. New place and I decided not to stay.
V

Keropok Man said...

Change of two trains and you avoid it? :-)

Hope you enjoyed your party.

Olivier said...

"deux changements de train" ;o) c'est pas beaucoup.
Magnifique ces motifs dans cette station de metro.
"two changes of train " ;o) is not much. These magnificent grounds in the subway station.

valeria said...

I totally agree with Keropok man, Ming! Come on, two train is not the end of the world!!
New places? Not lately. Verona is not NY...

Saretta said...

What a nice roof!

Actually, I saw a new (to me) tower in the countryside yesterday. Come see it on my blog!

babooshka said...

It takes you longer to get here than it does for me to get from one end of the island to another. Beautiful image, very intricate and lovely light.

New art Gallery, will visit that when it opens.

Abraham Lincoln said...

If that is a glass ceiling and it curved and inlaid into the metal design then I am stunned that there are not broken pieces everywhere. It sure does make an impressive roof.

Glass is made to be broken is the old adage.

Chuck Pefley said...

Sure ... three new breweries just yesterday :)

Remember the "acquired taste" for beer?

Scooter activity, OktoberScoot, is a simply another word for "Pub Crawl".

This glass ceiling is unique and quite surprising for the subway genre.

Anonymous said...

Wow. What a beautiful image and it forms the roof of the subway station?

Great photo, Ming.

Doris

Jay_ said...

I too have been there a few times, but the UWS isn't generally a safe area? wow, that's news to me. Still have some nice neighborhoods though. Thanks for the post.

marley said...

What a lovely ceiling, very grand for a subway station.

Shammickite said...

Great glass ceiling, nice design. Looks like it's been there quite a while.

www.niamhphotography.com said...

I can see why you were drawn to this. Beautiful.

L.Shaw said...

I know that station very well.... it's where I get off for work when I feel like walking to 82nd Street.

I visited the lower east side last week.... haven't been there in years and was surprised by the regentrification of the neighborhood.

teahouse said...

Hey, I live on the Upper West Side! You should visit more often :o)

Yes, I love the beautiful design of the 72nd St. subway station.

Jana said...

Wonderful photo!