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Friday, February 12, 2010

On Performances Underground and on the Runway

Erhu player, 34th Street station
Photo by myself at the 34th Street subway station.

On the subway platform, a man played the erhu, a two-stringed instrument that is played like a cello. I took this photo on my way into work.


The fashion world has been startled by the death of Alexander McQueen, Thursday. It's sad timing, since the Fall 2010 runway shows are going on now in Bryant Park.

I walked by the park just the other day. There were trucks lined up on Sixth Avenue and the main tent was up and running. As I wrote during the Spring Collections a few months ago, most of New York isn't affected by the shows. The shows take place in isolated locations and only a few lucky New Yorkers are invited to attend.

The fashion shows are on now through next Thursday, February 18th. The Times has a jam-packed section devoted exclusively to the events. You can see it here.

Related posts: Pulling Strings on the Subway Platform, On the Subway Platform and Late Night TV and On Taking Candids.


Lily Hydrangea said...

that is sad about Mr. McQueen, he was so young! & I'm sure this weeks runway shows are feeling it.

Joanne said...

I really love your people shots, I have a feeling New York is soon a calling port again soon:)

Luis Gomez said...

Another beautiful shot!

Joanne said...

Counting windows is from the top of the rockerfeller center!

Bibi said...

I had a friend who committed suicide, and always wonder what he'd be doing today if he had stuck around....sad.

Re: your photo, I saw many men playing this instrument in Chinatown, but not in the subway. But that was in the summer and now it's cold!