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?



Blogger kyknoord said...

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

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

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

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

Surely it should be spelt; Doon Toon?

Mosaics make the most smashing tiles..reet?

March 26, 2009 at 3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

March 26, 2009 at 5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous 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  
Anonymous Anonymous 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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