The Unbearable Banishment: Grand Central Station at 6:30 a.m.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Grand Central Station at 6:30 a.m.

The loneliness of the long-distance commuter.


This passageway leads out to 42nd Street. It's one of those you do what you gotta do photos. Grand Central Station looked a lot more festive around the holidays, but now it's back to the grind. For everyone.

14 Comments:

Anonymous popomatic jeff said...

I've never seen any section of Grand Central that empty.

January 4, 2010 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Jeff: If you get there at 6:30 in the morning you'll encounter a whole lot of quiet.

January 4, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
OpenID daisyfae said...

reminds me of my favorite tunnel - between the United Airlines B/C concourses in chicago. if you hit it at 4am? freakily empty... with neon ceilings and 'rhapsody in blue' plunking from unseen speakers... from your photo, i can almost hear his footfalls.

January 4, 2010 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Bastard said...

I'd like to spend at least a week being guided around such an interesting city in the company of yourself.

January 4, 2010 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

Kick ass photo!

January 4, 2010 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Marinka said...

That's a fantastic photo. Thank you.

January 4, 2010 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Daisy: I love big public spaces before the bustling mobs arrive. They're creepy.

Jimmy: I'd be happy to take anyone for a tour. I feel the weight of expectations!

Ellie: Actually, I thought of posting it in black and white! For real! The architecture would have lent itself nicely.

Marinka: Welcome! No charge. This time.

January 4, 2010 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger mapstew said...

And not a scrap of litter! Nice.
Ye could teach a lesson or two to some people over here! :¬)

January 4, 2010 at 8:08 PM  
OpenID hereinfranklin said...

Great shot...and congrats on the love from AAYSR...good on you.

January 4, 2010 at 8:31 PM  
OpenID thegnukid said...

now that is a kick ass photo. i can almost imagine the guy, brushing sleep cobwebs from his brain as he sets out on his latest business adventure.

January 4, 2010 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Map: Grand Central is usually pretty litter-free. It's the thorough cleaning crews. Not the thoughtful people.

HIF: Thanks! Isn't that something?! I'm so excited! I'm like a child looking for parental approval.

Gnu: On many mornings, that guy is ME!

January 4, 2010 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Sid said...

I'm soooo having a hard time adjusting to life, to reality, to the routine. I just can't handel it.

January 5, 2010 at 1:59 AM  
Blogger Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

My favourite times in a city are when it's that quiet. Bloody love it when there's no one else about, it makes somewhere seem like a completely different place. I know London without the crowds is insanely eery. Is that how you spell eery? I don't think I've ever written it before.

January 5, 2010 at 5:32 AM  
Blogger Ellie said...

I'm playing blog catch up so just saw your response. Gives me a chuckle! You should have tried the black and white. Occasionally there is a pic that is too good in colour and I am severely tempted. Hope you're over your post Xmas blues. They are hard things indeed. I don't remember really suffering them until 3 years ago.

January 10, 2010 at 4:23 AM  

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