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Friday, July 22, 2011

All Clear, Below Ground

Stand Clear
Photo by myself at the DeKalb subway station, in Brooklyn.

Stand clear of the closing doors is the recorded mantra you hear all the time on the subway, followed by an electronic ding - dong.

Every time the doors close, subway operators stick their heads out as reliably as groundhogs on Groundhog Dog Day. The operators check that no one and nothing is stuck in the doors, before the train moves on.

The red light to the side of the door shuts off when the door is completely closed. Sometimes people running onto the train and get a hand or bag stuck in the doors. Eek.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Related posts: Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Underground, On Rain and Trains and Wednesday Morning, Below Brooklyn.


Olivier said...

le metro new yorkais a son bruit bien a lui, et il fait parti des specifites de la ville.

Steffe said...

Se upp för dörrarna, dörrarna a stängs, is what they tell you in the Stockholm metro.

Beatrice B. said...

I love this. it always sounds like a narrator reading a fairytale, with this deep voice and so melodic...hehehe


Jimmy said...

(: Pretty nice! There is a certain charm in travelling with the metro/subway. Thanks for sharing your takes on it!

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Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

Your subway photos always instantly transport me to New York. And with your description of this one, I can even hear the "closing doors" announcement. Thanks, Kitty!

Leif Hagen said...

I hate to ask you again, Kitty, but could you hold the door?!
bon weekend

Marcia said...

and also: please mind the gap!

RedPat said...

Looks like a quiet time in the subway!

Lily Hydrangea said...

all I could think of when I saw this photo is the unbearable heat we have had in NY & how glad I am not to have to ride the subway to work.
I heard it was 129 degrees in Liberty, NY today!