When my husband and I were first dating, we both worked in Manhattan and were planning to meet at the station one night after work when all trains were cancelled. That night, it was the epitome of the expression "as busy as Grand Central Station," but despite the huge crowds, our eyes locked across the crowded terminal and we found each other. He had flowers for me that night. So, for me, it is not just a place I've visited since childhood, or the place I commuted to for years, but it also is a place of romance and possibility. I've tried to imbue it with that feeling of romance and its sense of history by vignetting this black and white image.
Though the current building, which recently celebrated its centennial, is technically called Grand Central Terminal, this iconic New York City landmark, the busiest train station in the world, is still called Grand Central Station by most New Yorkers. The original 1871 building was Grand Central Depot; it was renamed Grand Central Station after renovation and expansion in 1901. Despite the name change upon completion of the new building in 1913, the old name still lingers.
The Road to Self Promotion
New York - New York
Black & White Photography
August 1st, 2014
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