These photos were taken during a walking tour of New York City subway art. Some if it so special, it brought a tear to my eye.
More photos can be seen in the set on Flickr.
Times Square Subway/42nd St subway station: ‘Return to Spring’ by Jack Beal, 2001, glass mosaic
‘Life underground’ bronze sculptures by Tom Otterness. A comment on capitalism and the little people.
Times Square/42 St station: the tourist
Man contemplates escaping the grind and running away to the circus — ‘The Garden of Circus Delights’, by Eric Fischl, 2001, Glass mosaic
42nd Street — ‘Times Square Mural’ — art by Roy Lichenstein
28th St Station, in honour of what once was the ‘toy district’
Famous hats at 28th Street — Lillian Russell, Prima Donna Soprano
Union Square subway: Names of the 9/11 victims (artist unknown). The woman in this photo was in my tour group, and she was scanning the names (which were in alphabetical order) for the name of her cousin. When she found him, we had all caught up, and a quiet and teary moment came over our small group.
One line of a poem, beam by beam
‘Losing my Marbles’, by Lisa Dinhofter, 2003, Glass Mosaic
You can read more about the tour here.