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Friday, April 5, 2013

Thursday Morning, Below Ground

subway skateboard
Photo by myself on the subway.

A fine illustration of a lion's head was on the underside of a skateboard. I saw this Thursday morning, on the way to work.

You'd think that commuting via skateboard would be the best thing ever in the city. You're free of the crowded sidewalks, and carry the board around easily.

But the percentage of skateboarders is surprisingly low. Most people hoof it to and from the subway. A small group bike to work, some live close enough to the office to walk, and a very, very lucky few take cabs. Or they don't work at all.

By the way, the Times wrote recently that many pedestrians and cyclists are hit by cars when they are using crosswalks, and when they have the right of way(!). It is a scary fact.

For the Times article, click here.
Happy Friday everyone!

Related posts: Daylight on the B Train to Manhattan, In the Darkness, Below Ground, and On the Morning Commute, Underground.

7 comments:

s.c said...

Another time capsule when you see it in about 20 years. Well captured.

Andy said...

You got a nice capture of people travelling on the subway.

biebkriebels said...

Had to look twice to see it is a skateboard. Funny painting on it.

Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

Nice photo, Kitty. Some time ago, I read a profile of a writer, for the Letterman show, I think. He lived in Brooklyn and commuted to Midtown by skateboard most days. He would often hitch a ride by grabbing onto a bus or other vehicle and letting it pull him. Sounded crazy dangerous to me.

RedPat said...

Looks like sleepy time!

Lily Hydrangea said...

it is true. my friends cousin fell to her death at the age of 90 in nyc after being hit by a truck while waiting to cross the street. she was a lifelong Manhattanite.

I couldn't take my eyes off the girl reading, she looks so composed - a lovely NY portrait.

frustrated said...

I love all the pictures that you add