Update: Where Did I Go Today?

Since it is a holiday in the USA and my traffic was down, I spent the morning and afternoon doing things, like laundry, which are terribly boring but necessary. After I escaped the laundromat, I ended up roaming the subways and began planning a route so I could photograph the tile mosaic artworks on several subway platforms for you all to enjoy. I aborted part of my originally planned route because it was taking so long to get around, but I still managed to photograph three platforms, so stay tuned to see which of the platforms I am presenting to you tonight!

I have come up with an idea for photographing the subway art series, though. Since I am pinching my pennies, I try to combine all my subway trips with other necessary trips, to reduce the cost of transit. However, I was looking at the NYT map and realized today that I can actually photograph quite a few of the subway platforms for only $2! It does take a little planning and knowledge of the NYC subway system, but it’s really not all that difficult. So I have been planning a few photographic forays into the wilds of the NYC subway system in search of artwork! This actually sounds like fuin because it relies on several things that I enjoy; maps, artwork, photography, public transit, and .. a challenge! Now, if only MTA provided wifi so I could check in at each station along the way and make this into a real “live blogging event”!


About GrrlScientist

grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Update: Where Did I Go Today?

  1. Joseph O'Sullivan says:

    Its good that you found some low cost entertainment. After reading these posts I have taken the time to look at artwork I have seen lots of time but never really appreciated.
    I remember a few years back some college kids paid only one fare and rode through the entire subway system. It took about 24hrs straight and got them on the news. The NYC subway system is interesting. One of these days I’ll go to the transit museum, I think its in Brooklyn.