Monday, August 18, 2008
Long Island Rail Road
The Long Island Rail Road is useful because it helps you get out of the city. As with any local commuter rail line, there is always lots to complain about. The most dreary thing currently are the huge number of people having not very interesting conversations at a million decibels. Fascinating people don't let you overhear them.
That said, I adore any trains.
Friday was very stormy and the buildings in Queens looked dramatic against the dark threatening sky.
A strange beauty in overhead wires.
And very green grass because this year has been so amazingly wet.
We see the world aslant from the train, and everything very quickly.
Since I'm a very nosy person, I like the little glimpses into other people's back gardens.
Long Island is horizontal, rather than vertical. Good back yard snooping there.