Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy 100th Birthday Grand Central Station

"GST Centennial Reflection"
Oil on canvas
10 x 20 inches

I finished this painting, in addition to the centennial quilt recently posted, just in time to celebrate the Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Station. This reflection features the statue of Cornelius Vanderbuilt and is not generally seen unless driving along Park Avenue, up and around the terminal.

Today I was at GST bright and early, waiting online to get my first day cancellation commemorative stamp.

The joint was jumping with people, music, speakers, lines and activity.

100 on the east facing windows.

An image circa 1914 of the interior of Grand Central Station, which I included on my quilt.

An image circa February 1, 2013.

I also bought a copy of the new book, "Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark" by the NY Transit Museum and Anthony W. Robins. Can't wait to start reading this one.