Friday, April 22, 2011

Magical Moment 442, "Pay Attention New York"

I've walked the subway tunnel underneath Times Square about a billion and four times now (I don't know how to type that numerically). And if there's one thing I noticed on the subways and streets of New York City, it's that people aren't very observant. They like to mind their own business and not make eye contact with anyone. 

But today I had a more interesting subway experience than normal and I happened to have my video camera with me, so I thought I'd share. I never bothered looking UP before. And today I found a little message written to me on the rafters of the tunnel, every few steps, like bread crumbs.

Once in my seat on the train, I got a very welcome dose of live Tex Mex music, which is one genre of music I have never heard NYC street musicians play before, so I was very excited! Unfortunately, I arrived at my stop before I could hear them finish (I think it's hilarious how the onlookers seem to pay no attention to that man playing the accordion 6 inches away from their head). 

Oh New York, pay attention. There are some fun things to see! 


(Please don't be too hard on my video camera skills!)

8 comments:

Leontien said...

Never been in a subway in my life! And i think the words are funny but i don't get them.... (maybe because i'm Dutch??)

Thanks and have a wonderful Easter!
Leontien

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Leontien, the words really don't make much sense. Lol. I just wonder how many people ever noticed them. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Easter as well!

Dawn said...

Hehe....funny. A lot can be said for looking up;))

Busy Bee Suz said...

The words are interesting....and a bit confusing. :)
Love some good Tex Mex music. The things you see in NYC, it's like no place else on earth!!!!

Linda said...

How interesting. The signs seem to have no purpose except for humor. It makes one wonder about their origin.

Rick said...

Very observant, Elizabeth ! ("why bother ? Just go home. Do it again" - too funny !)

Yep - I guess it's self-preservation in 'the jungle' not to make eye contact. I found that kinda weird on my visits (3) to NYC. Not nearly as weird though as the time I almost fell asleep on a stranger's shoulder in the subway ! Well - it HAD been a long day of walking all over the city ;-)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I love seeing NYC, there were lots of people walking fast. I doubt many notice the signs but humorous anyways

MaggieGem said...

Fun video! I wonder who put those words up there?