AMNH Subway Art #3

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A pileated woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus, as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).

Image: GrrlScientist 2007 [wallpaper size].

Read more about the AMNH tile artworks and see the AMNH tile artworks photographic archives -- with all the animals identified.

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It might be worthwhile visiting New York just to see the underground art work.

Shame that modern undergrounds don't often have artwork in them.

Did you use a flash or are the lights just bright?

By Chris' Wills (not verified) on 05 Jan 2008 #permalink

nope, no flash; the lights are just that bright (at that stop). other stops are fairly dark, and therefore, can be unsafe, too.

many NYC subway stops have artwork in them. I will endeavor to share the art at other stops with you as well, as i manage to photograph it.

The subway art photos would make lovely postcards, or perhaps even a souvenir booklet.

The Metro stations in Washington DC have tile artworks as well; the one at Silver Springs has a "penguin commuter" mural.