Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Super Secret Tour of Grand Central

I've mentioned my favorite Metro North conductor, Anthony, before. Well, one night after we got to Grand Central back in May, he treated me to something few commuters ever get to experience... A view of the Grand Central main floor from the glass walkway 4 stories up!

I hadn't blogged this yet because I didn't like what I was wearing. Not to mention I have on my iPod, and it was my old (shitty) camera. I keep telling him I need a do-over: where my hair is done, I'm wearing something hot and I take off that stupid iPod. Anyway, we haven't had a chance to redo it yet, so I am sharing these photos. Eventually I will have better photos and another blog. But check out how cool this is.

This is a view of the glass walkway from the main floor. This is where we were headed-



This is the dial of the ancient (nearly 100 year old) elevators that we took to get up there-

Elevator Dial

And this is the light fixture inside the elevator-

Ceiling inside the elevator

Here I am on the stairs-







And here are some shots of the main hall from 4 stories up. So cool!

Looking out onto the main floor from the 4th floor secret walkway!





Some close ups of the ceiling-

Ceiling of Grand Central's Main Hall

Ceiling in Grand Central

And me on the glass walkway-

On the glass walkway, 4 floors up in Grand Central



Yay!

And this is a short video I took up there. You can hear me and Anthony talking briefly-



Anthony should be reading this and I hope it puts a fire under his ass to get me back up there again. But I need at least a day's notice- so my hair is fantastic and I'm dressed to the nines.