Photographs │ New YorkGrand Central Terminal

A black-and-white photograph of Grand Central Terminal, New York City. (3 October 2011)

Among the eminently photographable places in New York City is Grand Central Terminal, which is certainly grand and central, and also very beautiful. There is a hushed, rushed atmosphere, a bit like a large library or a cathedral, where the noise becomes an indistinguishable murmur that is no longer bothersome despite a large number of people hurriedly making their way to their destinations.

For me at least, Grand Central is also a point of orientation: I tend to think in terms of north or south of Grand Central. This is probably because on my first visits to New York City, I arrived by taking the Metro North trains to Grand Central.