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Friday, October 28, 2011

All Lit Up, on the D Train

Subway, NYC
Photo by myself, somewhere underground.

The lighting on some subway trains can be surprisingly good.

The trains vary depending on the subway route. The cars on the 1/2/3/9 routes are very narrow, while the ones on the B/D/F are much wider. Some cars have LED signs and automated recordings announcing the subway stops. Older cars don't.

I think the above photo is on a B, D or F train. The interior is stainless steel, which prevents paint from sticking. The result is a lot of reflective surfaces to bounce the light around. It's like riding in a tin can.

By chance, Saturday Night Fever was on TV Thursday night when I was writing this. The subway has come a long way since the 70's!

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Related posts: The Space of Chance Encounters, Asleep on the D Train and Music While you Wait.


Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Great movie! Great song! Awesome city!!

biebkriebels said...

Amsterdam subway still looked like this, since a short time they glued plastic posters over it. It is a bit better but it looks so poor...

Cloudia said...

oh yeah the 70's.
That film: "The Warriors" takes me back!

Gotta join this NYC street blog. Very cool.
meanwhile, Aloha from Honolulu
Swing by and visit-
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Banjo52 said...

Your photo really makes me feel I'm there. In NY, there must never be nothing to see and wonder about.