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.


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  
Anonymous Anonymous 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 Barlinnie 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  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

January 4, 2010 at 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous 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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