|Archway from the "platform" to the mezzanine area|
|Mezzanine skylight - and my favorite picture I took|
For having been out of service for nearly 70 years, the station is still gorgeous. Skylights (which were tarred over in World War II to prevent German U-Boats from spying), chandeliers and 15 Guastavino arches...nothing you find in any of the other 468 stations in the New York City subway, that's for sure! The tile work is fantastic. The station was built to beautify the city, and I think it definitely fits the bill. I don't think a single one of my pictures do it justice - but do feel free to have a look! There is an embedded slideshow below. If you can't see it, the link to the set on Flickr is here. Below the slideshow is a video I took of one of the many 6 trains that went through the loop while we were on the tour. I had a great time on this tour, and if you're a member of the transit museum I strongly encourage you to get yourself a spot on this tour sometime. You'll love it.