Slate brings us some photos from Reinier Gerritsen who photographed people reading books on the NYC subway.
Gerritsen was struck by the incredible diversity of books he saw in the subway system. He was also interested in observing how an individual’s choice of book was as much an expression of identity as an item of clothing. Gerritsen found the L train’s reading material especially interesting.
“The L is the most intellectual line, I think. A lot of people are going to Brooklyn. They read certain books. There is a difference,” he said.
The main thing I dislike about ereaders on the subway is that you can’t tell what the person is reading.
Vincent Laforet took a helicopter up 7,500 feet to photograph NYC.
One veteran pilot that we often fly with refused to go up to the altitude we were at … He said that “helicopters are not meant to live in that realm” – which I kind of agree with following this flight.
I have to admit that it was very odd to be looking at airplanes – big ones: jetliners – flying beneath you!
I don’t use “stunning” as a description often, but I think it’s appropriate in this case.
Shawn Christopher spent his honeymoon in NYC, and the room he rented via Airbnb also came with a key to the exclusive Gramercy Park. He used his mobile phone and Google’s PhotoSphere to post pictures from inside the park to Google Maps.
“When I found out where I was, I thought, ‘This has to be captured,’ ” said Shawn Christopher, a computer programmer and former Army sergeant from the Pittsburgh area who visited in May while on his honeymoon. “The Internet is all about sharing knowledge, especially these secret, hidden things.”
It’s a park. It looks like most of the other ones, just a bit cleaner and emptier.