Monday, May 19, 2008

Squid Underground

With gas prices now topping $4 / gallon and parking in Manhattan being difficult in the best of times, we have started reassessing our use of the car for intra-borough trips. For all four of us, it might still make sense since back and forth transportation on the subway runs close to $16 but, for one or two of us, taking the subway is a financial wash or even a gain.

That said, Squidette and I hoped on the subway on Sunday and, arriving at our stop well before we needed to, paused to take some pictures.

All of these were taken at the 81st Street stop on the C train -- also know as the Museum of Natural History stop.

Uptown Platform

Top and Bottom -- Floor Tiles
On the walls

Look on the floor as well!

And, for your enjoyment, and because we were waiting quite a while for the downtown train, I present the Downtown Platform



Kristen said...

How nice that people cared enough to support and install the fantastic underground art. We need more beauty and whimsy in unexpected places.

Susan said...

Cool! I love this and had no idea! I guess I thought it was all subway tile (which I love) and graffiti.

Anonymous said...

I love the fruit bat. They are one of my favorite animals.

I could spend hours watching them at Animal Kingdom!

Cookie said...

At least, it's warm enough that biking is an option, yes?

I love the artwork. Thank you for sharing with us.

Ina said...

Love the mosaics! There really are alligators underground!! But, erm, surely that's an octopus.