Saturday, June 6, 2009

Grand Central Station Main Concourse

This photo was taken a week ago when I bumped into two wonderful tourists from England. They were in NYC for a couple of days to celebrate their 25th (I think) wedding anniversary before jetting off to Hawaii for the weekend. We started talking because we have the exact same camera (Canon G9) and we were both standing on the stairwell photographing the same scenery as you see in this photo above.

So have you usually talk to complete strangers?

12 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

great shot Ming. i love how you've included just a bit of the flag.
Yes, I talk to complete strangers all the time...as long as they have a good vibe that is.

b13 said...

Not so much here in NY. When out of state though I find people to be much friendlier.

teahouse said...

Well, I usually say hi to bus drivers and people in the street. It's all to counteract the undeserved reputation that New Yorkers have for being unfriendly.

Chuck Pefley said...

Ming, my ghost was standing right there between you guys, too ... did you feel my presence there?

Susu said...

I love that place. You just so feel at the center of the world;)

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I ALWAYS talk to complete strangers... Why bother with people you know???? LOL

Julie said...

This is such a majestic area, Ming. I never tire of seeing it.

I talk with strangers all the time; and they with me. I have a most lived-in face which helps!

Ellen Kimball said...

You're asking this of a retired radio talk show host?

ABSOLUTELY... my daughter used to say, "Mommy, you'll talk to ANYBODY." When she got really perturbed, I would say, "Sweetie, that's how I make a living and how I'm able to feed you and your brother."

My favorite line to strangers is:

"I dated Larry King, but didn't marry him. It's true. Of course, he didn't ask me, either."

Here's the story:

http://tinyurl.com/r9e895

Warm regards,

Ellen Kimball

Shammickite said...

I love making conversation with strangers.... but I'm careful not to let them know too much personal information. But most strangers aren't all that strange when you get to know them... right?

valeria said...

I often do, yes! Interesting place!

marley said...

I always think of Grand central Station as a Cathedral for travel!

jen laceda said...

When I'm travelling, all the time. But when I'm home in Toronto, it is very rare! I should get out more and talk to strangers..the nice ones, at least!