Every subway station in New York City seem to depict and tell their distinct story. Each station appears to have their own unique and notable personality. One striking subway station that I stumbled upon which I was truly impressed with was the Second Avenue subway station at 72nd Street.
And out of curiosity, I tried reading articles about the remarkable design and artwork of the station. I then found out that the numerous glass mosaic images on the walls of the station were done my artist and photographer Vic Muniz and he appropriately named these works of art as Perfect Strangers.
Perfect Strangers being a public art display can easily be perceived as a celebration of diversity of the people who live and work in any NYC neighborhood. It is also a powerful message to all commuters about the normalcy of life in New York. These mosaics can simply be distinguished as the microcosm of the city which reminds everyone of us that life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
And it looks like this station has been earning some popularity and a amiaable reputation from people who loves taking photos. It is because I noticed that it was not only me who was there taking photos of those Perfect Strangers on the walls! I’m pretty sure the live breathing strangers would post their photos in their respective Instagram account. My photos however don’t seem to do justice!
Enough with the rumination! Let me just announce that I am so loving this station! The price of the subway fare would be so worth it even if your purpose is to see and check-out the Perfect Strangers!