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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Daylight, on the B Train to Manhattan

On the B Train, nyc Photo by myself on the B train, on the Manhattan Bridge.

Just a typical view of my morning commute from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

The B, D and Q trains are bathed in light while crossing the Manhattan Bridge. The contrast can be striking after traveling through a dark subway tunnel.

During the minute or two in mid-air, people refresh their phones for email. Some might make a quick call to work or home. You hear a lot of hurried conversations, since at the moment, cell phones don't work in the subway tunnels.

As you can see, one fellow brought a bike on the train. On a busy day, you might be smushed next to a baby carriage, a cello, luggage or a bouquet of roses. I once brought a large raccoon trap on the train (!) when I helped rescue a cat from the city streets.

I have yet to see someone carrying a live chicken, but that doesn't mean it will never happen! Haha.

Related posts: Sunset, on the Ride to Brooklyn, 9:45am on the B Train, Below Brooklyn, and All Lit Up, on the D Train.


Olivier said...

c'est vrai que le metro New Yorkais est tres vivant et que l'on voit des choses surprenantes. J'aime bien sa partie aerienne quand on va sur Coney Island.

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Andy said...

I drove subway train in Toronto. The hard part on the driver is when the train re-enters the tunnel. You are almost blind for a few seconds before your eyes adjust.

s.c said...

Everyone is in his or her own thoughts. A typical urban phenomenon. No curiosity here. Real big city life. Like it.

biebkriebels said...

A nice daily view.

Brianna Asaro Photography said...

Everyone looks so..... happy? LOL. Typical subway ride, though. The happiest subways I've ever been on are the ones in Germany. People there are laughing and smiling the whole time!

Gerry Suchy - Hampshires Neighbor said...

Great candid shots Kitty. Other than the Asian gentleman in the left frame, no one seems to be aware you have a camera focused on them. When I try these shots on the DC Metro it looks like I've asked everyone on the train to say cheese. Do you think New Yorkers are more desensitized to street photographers?

Kitty said...

Thanks everyone!

Hi Gerry!

Though we see people taking photos all the time, I think NYers pick up on whether you're taking a photo of THEM very quickly.

People usually duck their heads to avoid being photographed, or they give you 'the look', which is not a happy one!