Train stations are interesting places. Some stations like 30th Street Station in Philadelphia are majestic older buildings with beautiful architecture. Others, like Penn Station in New York City, are failed modern designs, ugly and overcapacity. Copenhagen station is a turn of the century building. Beyond the architecture, the mix of people is also something that always catches my eye. I am a people watcher and fascinated by the hustle and bustle.
Any place where people come to a crossroads interest me: Time Square, airports, train stations. I wonder what the people have in common, where they are going, what their story is.
The logistical challenge big cities pose is fascinating. On the one hand, it is good to have everyone concentrated together. On the other, it creates logistical challenges due to crowding and lack of space. Anyone who has commuted to Manhattan has experienced this challenge first hand. I took this picture from the High Line, an excellent public park on former elevated rail tracks looking down at Hudson Yards. Seeing this many trains at once in Manhattan is an interesting site.
Train stations, bus stops, waiting rooms, lines in the store, airports. We spend a lot of time waiting. Sometimes I welcome the pause, but mostly I am just impatient wanting to move on and get the task at hand done or get to my destination. I wonder how much time I have spent waiting in line?