Welcome to Brooklyn. Home of really awesome pizza, bagels and so much more when you think about it. The hallowed headquarters of PiercingMetal.com is cloistered deep in the middle of a region called Bay Ridge and when visitors travel over the Verazanno Bridge and reach this area as their first point they see this sign very prominently.
“Life Underground” is the title of a public art project that was commissioned by the city of New York and done by sculptor Tom Otterness. Made of bronze, the humorous figures depict scenes of what goes on down here and gives some insight as to what might go on when there are only a handful of people around. Recently I took a ride over to the 14th Street and Eighth Avenue station via the “L” train and wandered around the platform and just above it to see how many images I could snare of these citizens of the subway system.
The first one I caught site of was this snake and since this is one of the “supposed” things we would find down here I am just glad that he wasn’t real. We’ve all seen rats scurrying about on the tracks but luckily no snakes. I guess if there were any of those around there would be less rats eh? Are you thinking what I am thinking? Nevermind, let’s continue.
Don’t mind my rewind 🙂 but these are the kinds of photos that made me kick off this PiercingKen.com thing in the first place. Set the Delorean for the winter of 2006 Mr. McFly….the Professor needs to go back in time.
Back in the latter part of 2006 I was working a job doing some technical stuff and that position found me based in Jersey City and initially I was not crazy about the location, because it was an additional train and hence and added fare to get there.
In February of 2005 for the span of a few weeks, a large art project was presented to the people of New York City and all of her visitors. The artists behind the project were Christo and Jeanne-Claude and their masterpiece was entitled “The Gates”.
So now the time to relax is here if such a thing is at all possible for a citizen of NYC. Use the time to enjoy the sights and things around you with those most important to your day and life. The spanning shot below was taken quite some time ago and if I remember was done when some out of town friends wanted to see the park. It was new to them.