Jon Crispin's Notebook

Grand Central

Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Cities, History, Travel by joncrispin on 20/02/2012

Here’s another shot from Grand Central.  I was a bit disorientated because I have been up on this balcony on the East side of the station many times.  It always used to be just an open space with people milling around and taking pictures just like this one.  It is an Apple Store now.  As soon as you walk up the stairs, there is a greeter asking if you need help.  Things change, I guess.  A very long time ago Kodak used most of the wall behind me for a giant Kodachrome image.  Now Kodak is bankrupt and Apple is in charge.  Interesting.

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  1. Kongo said, on 20/02/2012 at 10:49 am

    I love this train station. Thanks for a great photo. Have never gone to the balcony before but I will the next time I am in New York.

  2. Joan said, on 21/02/2012 at 12:05 pm

    I walked in to Grand Central Station for the very first time and a woman was singing Amazing Grace acapella. It was gorgeous sounding and it felt like I was floating across the floor as I walked through. This is one of my favorite memories.

  3. Dawn Bradbury said, on 21/02/2012 at 2:28 pm

    The photo seems a little reverential. I like it! I have never been to the east coast. I love the mountainous desert with it’s small mining towns and bubbly creeks. I love the solitude that is just outside my door. But this photo reminds me of a cathedral. (Although no one is going to worship Apple =O) I like the feeling it evokes. Thanks Jon!

    • joncrispin said, on 21/02/2012 at 2:38 pm

      Dawn, nice comment. Reverential works for me. I know what you mean about the west though. My father was born in Central City, Colorado in 1917. It was a prime example of a small mining town. We spent lots of summers in the area. CC is a tourist trappy kind of a place now, but his street looks pretty much like it did when he was born. Thanks for following. jon

  4. merrycricket said, on 24/02/2012 at 2:52 pm

    I miss Kodack and kodachrome. Years ago, I worked in a color lab. Custom enlargements. Loved the work, hated the owner. Thought he was responsible for making photographers look good. Clueless. I still have copies of some of the test prints I did. Brought them home to my sons and we turned one wall of their bedroom into a giant collage of pictures from around the world. Some of the best pictures were done on kodachrome. There is something to be said for the art of the process.

    • joncrispin said, on 25/02/2012 at 9:30 am

      mc, Funny, I worked in a lab in Providence after college. Same deal. Thanks for the comment. jon


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