Thursday, August 28, 2014

Campbell Apartment

I usually take photos of Penn Station which is crowded and grungy and dingy and altogether a mess - it's where we pass through to visit the children.

Grand Central is another experience altogether.

It is lofty and clean and altogether glorious. And

hidden away up near the Oyster Bar is an elevator that takes you up to the Campbell Apartment, a delightfully bizarre13th Italian Gothic retreat, once private office of the chap in charge of the railroad.

Here, in dimly lit grandeur, you can savor absurdly expensive cocktails, or meet, very discreetly, with...who knows who.

Anyway, it is rather a splendid treat

 and very picturesque.


  1. Also rather romantic it would seem to me Elizabeth. An assignation here would be quite something. Hope you are well. I miss you when you don't blog for a while.

  2. So very beautiful.
    The romantic bar is lovely.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. You know what, Elizabeth, it's when you post some distinctly New York, New York photographs of sites like these that I am very, very grateful that you did not abandon About New York.

    I expect that others might feel exactly the same way. xo

  4. Amen to what Frances said. It is so nice to see your city through the lens of one who lives there. Otherwise we are only left with the images broadcast only for entertainment and enterprise

  5. Wow, that is very grand indeed. I think it calls for a hat and gloves for the ladies, a la the 1940's!

  6. Very "old world." Wonderful photos, as always!! : )

    ~ Wendy

  7. Love this post, Grand Central Station is one of my favourite locations in NY and I didn't know the Campbell apartment existed.... thankyou for sharing. Its one of my favourite blog posts for August.


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