Monday, June 17, 2013

Weekend explorations: Grand Central Terminal, New York

The grand concourse clock is a popular meeting and marriage proposal site; there's a secret staircase under the floor beneath. The once-sooty ceiling reveals the constellations (better view here).

22 comments:

Petrea Burchard said...

If you ever get the chance to show us that secret staircase, please do!

cieldequimper said...

Lol, I waited for someone there once but no marriage proposal! I agree with Petrea!

llandudnopictures said...

This is a spectacular place, full of nostalgia. Your photo of the clock sums it up perfectly.

Peter said...

It is a beautiful station entrance. Hope you dropped in to the Magnolia bakery.

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonderful clear shot of that iconic clock. I never noticed the ceiling. Tooooo busy exchanging kisses with Mr LOL under that clock :). Have a good week!

Peter said...

RE: your comment on the monorail. It is a very controversial piece of infrastructure. Lots of opposition, it never went far enough for it to be popular, it is only really used by tourists. I will be sad when it goes.

a.s.m. said...

Buenas las dos fotos, sobre un edificio que es una obra de arte de la arquitectura.
Y que me dices la de veces que ha servido de escenario para tantas películas?
Un saludo, Ángel

Norma Beishir said...

I haven't been in Grand Central in years--but it looks better in your photos than I remember it!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fab pictures of this iconic station Lulu, I really enjoyed all of the comments too :) On of my most used expressions when I've had heaps of visitors is 'its been busier than Grand Central Station :)

Kaya said...

I was only twice in New York and never visited this place. Big regret right now. What a special place for marriage proposals!!!!

Lulu, these are fantastic shots!!!!

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Lovely pictures!

LONDONLULU said...

Thanks so much (to paraphrase PerthDailyPhoto, your comments gave me a nice laugh today, haha!:)))) Peter - thanks for clarifying re: the monorail! a.s.m. - yes, it's the setting for many movie scenes indeed!

Lisa Gordon said...

No matter how many times I am inside of Grand Central Station, I am always completely awestruck. Such a beautiful place.

Andy said...

A beautiful clock and perfectly photographed.

William Kendall said...

It looks very old fashioned!

EG CameraGirl said...

I guess the staircase isn't a secret anymore. :))

Randy said...

Very cool!

Jim said...

That clock is wonderful.

JM said...

This is such an iconic station and I haven't visited it... Shame on me! Beautiful shots!

Nana Jo said...

The beautiful windows, that splendid clock ... I've seen this glorious, and iconic, station in movies, and I have always wanted to see it in the flesh ... hopefully one day.!

Babzy said...

what a beautiful clock ! :)

Rosie Grey said...

This is such a beautiful place and photo! I didn't know about the secret stairs!