Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Trip to Grand Central Terminal

How fabulous is this ceiling? Grand Central Terminal is a place where I love to go back to time and time again. There is so much that you can do here, aside from taking a train to your next destination. I think it is fun that when you walk into the main concourse you always see folks either staring at the ceiling or taking photos of it, or better yet, both! So gorgeous!! 
Just an elegant shot here, I can stare at these historical treasures forever! 
I thought this was a really cool shot with the US flag, don't you think? 
People who get to use this terminal daily are very lucky folks. 
I loved this design where you  purchase your tickets. It just really spoke to me. I had the chance to just walk around one day and shoot whatever I saw, and it was really a fun afternoon. The great thing with places in New York City is you can visit many times and see different things. 

These mailboxes are the BEST! I can't help but photograph them when I see them. 
Love this design above where the tracks are to catch your train! The terminal was rated the world's 6th most visited tourist attraction in 2011. That is the W O R L D. I am so not surprised. It is a great place to take a break from the crazy New York City day, get a bite to eat and do a bit of shopping. The fact that the place is such an architectural wonder just is the icing on the cake. 
I finally had a gorgeous day to photograph the famous clock outside the terminal. Facing 42nd street, this was quite a joy to look at on a beauty of a day. I was really in awe to be honest. 
The clock is Tiffany and surrounded by sculptures carved by the John Donnelly Company of Minerva, Hercules and Mercury, and designed by French sculptor Jules-Felix Coutan.  At the time of its unveiling this trio was considered to be the largest sculptural group in the world. It is 48 feet high, with the priceless Tiffany Clock in the center having a circumference of 13 feet. The clock went under a 12 year restoration which began in 1992 and we are so lucky to be able to enjoy this piece of artwork. 
Have you been to Grand Central Terminal? What is your favorite part? Where do you go when you visit? If you have never visited, I highly suggest you have this on your list when you visit to NYC. It is a must see. Just a must see. Hope you enjoyed this little tour!!

Today's Words of Wisdom: If you are going to give a gift, notice your true intentions.

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