The Unbearable Banishment: random nyc pic

Thursday, March 26, 2009

random nyc pic

Yo! Yo! Yo!

Isn't "Downtown" one word? Don't they proof their tile mosaics?


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11 Comments:

Blogger kyknoord said...

Maybe it's where you find the depressed town trains?

March 26, 2009 at 8:03 AM  
Anonymous MyopicPsychotic said...

Maybe it originated as two words. An adjective and then a noun. Email was once "e-mail". The hyphen has been dropped. Now it is "email". Catch my drift?

March 26, 2009 at 10:11 AM  
OpenID anniegirl1138 said...

Spelling wasn't a biggie back in the day.

I just love those mosaics.

March 26, 2009 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

K: Depressed trains run all throughout Manhattan. It's not specific to geography.

Myopic: Welcome! I belive that's the best answer. NYC has many revamped spellings. "Bowery" was once "Bowerie."

Annie: Click on that pic for details of the mosaic. The NY subway system is chocked FULL of beautiful mosaics!

March 26, 2009 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Nurse H said...

It may have also been a stylistic choice...for spacing etc.

March 26, 2009 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Bastard said...

Surely it should be spelt; Doon Toon?

Mosaics make the most smashing tiles..reet?

March 26, 2009 at 3:53 PM  
OpenID nursemyra said...

I'm with anniegirl, have always loved the subway mosaics

March 26, 2009 at 5:21 PM  
OpenID daisyfae said...

through the miracle of modern pain medication, i now have a terrible earworm. somehow, Sheena Easton's "Morning Train" is stuck in my brain. the mosaics are lovely. the song? notsomuch...

March 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Nurse H: That’s a very astute observation. Do you hang out with many graphic designers? ;-)

Jimmy: Wouldn’t it be great if you walked into the 42nd Street subway station and saw Downtown written out “Doon Toon” in a beautiful mosaic?

Nurse M: I’ll try to post more subway mosaic pics, but they frown on taking photos in the subway. Terrorism and whatnot.

Daisy: That’s so funny! When I look at his post, I think of Rod Stewart’s “Downtown Train,” which is a much hipper song.

March 26, 2009 at 7:29 PM  
OpenID daisyfae said...

i'm blaming the drugs, man... Sheena Easton = BAD TRIP.

March 27, 2009 at 12:01 AM  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

Pardon me boy, is that the downtown train? Eh, not as catchy.

March 27, 2009 at 2:48 AM  

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