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Thursday, March 1, 2012

9:45 am on the B Train, Below Brooklyn

B Train, Brooklyn
Photo by myself on the B train, below ground.

A wee snippet from the commute, yesterday morning.

All the passengers on the morning train were tuned out on devices small and large, or they were asleep. One fellow leaned against the center pole in his own world, practicing the drums against his leg.

It was all a little surreal, but this was a typical morning.

Some riders read books and newspapers, though, just not in this view. And at times, people do talk to one another. Many couples, families or neighbors make the morning commute together.

Related posts: A New York Frame of Mind, The Subway Platform, 59th Street, and On the Ride Home.

14 comments:

Olivier said...

il y en a qui révise leurs cours de mathématique dans le métro, et il y en a qui révise leur solo de batterie

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

In the days before devices, did commuters chat to each other on the train or would that have been the days when it was a bit risky to do so. Do people ever chat and pass the time of day now? Just curious. Because if they don't then that's a lota people not speaking.

Andy said...

This is scene that is common on any subway system.

s.c said...

Great shot. You see how the world is going more and more individually. Its going to give a lot of problems I think.

biebkriebels said...

Surreal it is for sure. How things can change so complete in a few years. Everybody in his own world, no contact. It is a real image of this time.

Luis Gomez said...

Great capture Kitty. Love it. Beautiful angle.

Cecelia said...

Hi Kitty, How do you take pictures of people like that without them noticing and getting angry or avoiding you? I can never seem to do something like this without being spotted.

RedPat said...

Super capture Kitty!

Ken Mac said...

talk to each other? what the? :)

Lily Hydrangea said...

It's amazing how comfortable everyone looks, this could be inside someone's living room.

Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

Great photo, Kitty. Reminds me of something from one of my other favorite New York blogs, Overheard in New York:

Woman #1: Don't you hate taking the train so early in the morning? I take it every day.

Woman #2: Could you not talk to me?

--A Train

kousuke said...

So, Apple became a big company!

Leif Hagen said...

I want a pair of red pants....whether my wife would let me wear them and whether I have the right stuff to go with them.....

Anonymous said...

Great Shot indeed. Like this picture a lot thank you for sharing.
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