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Friday, May 18, 2007

Just Passing Through

I have done 3 previous posts on Grand Central specifically: the main concourse, the exterior rooftop sculpture and the famous clock, along with a post on the Oyster Bar. This posting shows other areas of the station. On the left is one of the passageways - magnificent and Grand - isn't it? - befitting of its name. The upper right shows the main concourse facing the timetables. And on the lower right is a photo in the subterranean depths leading to the train tracks themselves. At the east end of the terminal, there is also a wonderful food market, which I only recently discovered - The Grand Central Market, a gourmet European-style food hall. Several of the city's premier food shops are vendors here (such as Murray's Cheese) - click here for photo. All told, Grand Central is a world unto itself with restaurants, shops and a myriad of environments. I love this place, an edifice in stone, iconic NYC - a constant in a world of change. In a way this station is a metaphor for life itself - we're just passing through...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like you took the 'subterranean depths' photo while standing in the Whispering Gallery. Did you try it out that day? You didn't mention it.

RamblingRound said...

Very grand, indeed!

Brian said...

The whispering gallery is in front of the Oyster Bar - see that posting. But I didn't try it yet.
Brian

Jilly said...

This is one of my favourite places to visit when in New York. Thanks for your great photos, Brian. A world unto itself, indeed - just wonderful.

An Honest Man said...

It's like a station should be - and we've left that behind in the UK. I've never really wanted to visit the Big Apple, but for this, maybe.

calusarus said...

I like this triptych about Grand Central.

Moi said...

Loved this post and the earlier pics from station, Brian....

Gucci Muse said...

Oh, Grand Central is just magical at any time of the day or night.

Thanks for such a nice look at it again.

A said...

This is lovely Brian! I was lucky enough to visit NYC for the first time a couple of months ago and this was one of the first places that we went!
Brings back many happy memories, as does all of your blog. :)