Photo by myself underground, at Times Square.
At the Times Square subway station, a bass player picked out a tune. He stood in front of one of many murals that adorn the subway tunnels, surrounded by a crowd of mosaic people.
One nice thing about the subways here in New York is that there's been a real effort to make each station distinctive. The newer renovations usually have a mosaic or sculpture that engage their viewers with bright colors or humor.
At the Times Square station, there are wall mosaics like the one pictured, as well as a mural by Roy Lichtenstein. There are also several vitrines filled with colorful ceramics and recessed into the walls.
Giant mosaic bugs and dinosaurs adorn the walls of the West 81st Street Station, near the Natural History Museum. At the 23rd Street station, hats and bonnets float in midair, which make little sense until commuters stand below them. There are even hats near the ground, just about the height of children and dogs.
I love taking photos of these installations, but there's so many of them (223 works, at this writing). For a comprehensive list and photos of all the art found below New York on the NYC subway site, click here.
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