Monday, November 26, 2007
Grand Central Something..!
218 years ago today on this day, the 26th Nov. 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day. To celebrate this I thought I'd post one of my pictures that inc. both the world famous USA Flag and a favourite place of mine, Grand Central Station. A slight problem with this is that I found out today that it is not actualy called Grand Central Station but is in fact Grand Central Terminal....how stupid do I feel!
First built in 1871, 'that place' (as I'm going to call it now) soon became obsolete when steam locomotives were banned after a catastrophic train collision in 1902. In 1913 the new version of 'that place' opened but over the years it went into decline and it was not until 1994 that extensive renovations were started to restore that 'place' to its 1913 splendor....and I love it!
Anyway, I was trying to capture the splendour of GCT (as it will now be called) plus the movement of the people. You need a tripod (I'm told) to do this properly as you need a long exposure (slow shutter speed)...but what with Gillian spending all our money of shoes handbags I had to make do with resting the camera on top of a local vagrant...otherwise known as a Begger in the UK! Hope you like it.