A Story in a single image; today I was presented with 4 different images with the task of using one of them for inspiration for a post. I used the image below as it sparked a memory from a time when I explored New York…
This I believe is Grand Central station in New York city (although I could be mistaken). The Summer between graduation from my undergraduate degree and starting my PhD I did some travelling in the USA and Canada and New York was one of the places i visited (albeit briefly). I was travelling with my brother, a couple of close friends and my boyfriend at the time none of whom had been to New York before.
I think we were just killing some time wandering around the city when we suddenly realised that we were close to the station so figured that we would go take a look. I wasn’t prepared for how huge the place is and I’m not sure that this photo does it justice either. Now I know that Stations are usually big open spaces but this one had an air of grandeur to it – certainly living up to its name. You could also spot the few other tourists like us. They were the ones dawdling around, looking up, taking the whole place in unlike the locals, the commuters who simply rushed on to the place they needed to be.
By this point we were standing close to the circular desk/ticket/information point in the centre of the room. Next thing I know my brother, our 2 friends and I were sneaking out of sight of my bf to the far steps where we had a vantage of him. Lost in thoughts (I presume) he suddenly realised we had gone, without him. We then challenged ourselves to make it the whole way back from where we came (the opposite side of the station) without him knowing. Needless to say this was fairly easy even though the station was quieter than in this particular photo.
We did eventually go and grab him, much to his relief before taking some obligatory photos and heading off to continue our exploration of the city.
And that was the time that we played hide and seek in Grand Central Station, New York city.
Until next time keep adventuring!