wet streets


a week or two ago
when it was still
unseasonably 
warm
which by the way it no longer is
took this
during
my walk
to 
the subway

i love walking
no matter the weather
well 
ok
 if 
it was snowing
or
if
 there was a monsoon
i'd 
take the local to the express

but
generally speaking
i
walk
to the express

my thinking is
if there's a longer than 5 minute wait for the local
i can walk to the express in 8minutes
why stand around waiting

lately
at 6:15ish
the wait is
10-15 minutes

seriously

i think the clock showing how long till the next train
is 
fabulous

no standing on the platform
staring down the 
dark
empty
track
wishing the train would come

how did we ever do that


8 comments:

  1. I know! Technology is fantastic. We get those read outs too, (although I tend to take public transport so very sporadically that it doesn't really make any difference to me), but do walk past and see it. The one I love though, is the sea bus countdown. You know that it takes 7 minutes to walk down the dock to the sea bus and so if the readout says 10, you either sprint, or turn left and have another Sbux and wait for the next one. The one saving grace of forcing myself to take some photos in this interminable rain are those reflections though. I love the reflections. :D

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  2. The rain makes such pretty reflections and I suppose keeps the sidewalks clean. I love walking in the rain, but I'm not so sure about 6:15. I'm up early (it's not yet 5am here) but just not out until the sun peeks over the hills. I recently started following a NY photographer on FB who has the most beautiful images of the city sidewalks with lights and snow. It really looks magical.

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  3. The problem with standing staring down the tracks is that it makes the wait interminable!

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  4. I don't know - I kind of liked it without any "how long until the next train" clocks (they have them on Boston, too.) When you know it's ten minutes until the next one, you kind of curse your fate. When you didn't know, there was always hope it would turn up any moment. Some days, hope is more important.

    Excellent colors in the photo, by the way.

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  5. So nice to have those clocks. Love the wet reflections.

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  6. I love wet, reflective photography, like this.

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  7. I like the patina the streets get after the rain.

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