Sunday, February 1, 2009

Theme Day: Paths & Passages

The theme this month is Paths & Passages. This photo shows the path (escalator) down to the subway station at Flushing, Queens and the passage through the arched turnstiles to the train further down below.

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22 comments:

hmstrjam said...

needs some new york dirt added

Sheri said...

What do I see above the passages? Is that writing/small photos/something else? I love your site, and just saw today the mention of a theme. Do you do that every month? The photo is great, btw. I love seeing around NY. Thank you.

Vogon Poet said...

A man in a wheelchair wait for the lift, that's another passage...
Sheri, the mosaic above turnstiles is an mosaic artwork called "Happy World" by the korean artist Ik-Joong Kang.

Keropok Man said...

Happy Theme Day Ming!

What does the express lane do? How is it faster than other lanes?

Jilly said...

Love the feel of this photograph going down down down, to the trains. Good choice, Ming.

missy said...

Cool photo, we loved the subway when we were in New York, so much cheaper than the London underground. Sorry haven't been on here for ages, have been ill in bed for over a week now but should be blogging soon.

Ham said...

The detail of the rivets adds to the modernist feel and really adds to the shot

Sally said...

I do so love this...and the metallic feel, with the "warmth" of mosaics is great. Your normal commuter station? Isn't Flushing where the US Open is played? (she asks as she watches Nadal and Federer slug it out)

lv2scpbk said...

Nice choice for theme day. I like it.

I played too but the link won't work to get to the main citydailyblog to get the link.

Hilda said...

I wrote about the lack of access for disabled people in Manila, so I'm gratified to see the man in the wheelchair in your photo. Happy Theme Day!

Virginia said...

I thought it was a stadium and those were people in the stands at the top of your photo!
Good choice today Ming.
V

Marie-Noyale said...

A succession of paths, all in one picture..
Very nice.

Changes in the wind said...

Brilliant!

Mame said...

I like the feel of descent into light in this version of Paths & Passages.

Lavenderlady said...

I wouldn't have thought about this...but a perfect choice for where you are.

GMG said...

Hi Ming! Must confess that I prefer the Belgian Waffles to the subway passages... ;))
The Carne Assada is outstanding!!
And the Flatiron is always surprising!!

Long time no see you at Blogtrotter! New Delhi waits your comments… ;)
Have a great week!

Denton said...

Good choice and one commonly associated with New York.

Babooshka said...

It look surprisingly quiet. Great perspective shooting down into the image. he turnstiles. Another passage.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice post, Ming. I never would have been able to see your train system or a part of it.

my Memories
I wrote in my Memories blog about the roads of my youth and how they were to travel in the winter time.

marley said...

I like your take on the theme. Nice one :)

thwany said...

haha i used to go down these escalators everyday when i lived in flushing. i would ride the q12 bus to the mcdonalds next to pigeon alley (my friends and i made up that name) and go straight down these escalators and hop on the 7.

the only time i like to go to flushing nowadays if to go eat.

L.Shaw said...

I never saw the subway look so clean.