One of the crown jewels of Manhattan, the grand dame of New York City, is turning 100. We are talking, of course, about Grand Central Terminal. A century ago, on February 2, 1913 – after a decade of construction – the building that would revolutionize commuter train travel opened its doors.

There isn’t anything to say that hasn’t been said before about the building’s grandiose and tumultuous history. So, we offer something else to commemorate one of the most amazing buildings in the city: a 360 look at Grand Central. Part of a larger project photographing iconic landmarks in glorious 360 degrees, we teamed up with Shots 360 and photographer Thomas Erh, the man behind the lens of interactive 360ยบ panoramic photography, to document some of our favorite Old New York places.



I Love Old...Florence, Italy

I lived in Italy for 5 years, but I really got to know Florence just recently during my Italy-France trip. Walking through the streets of Florence is like going back in time - and when I say old, here in Florence old really means old. The city is considered  the cradle of the Italian Renaissance and it is truly one of the world's most beautiful places. 

As a graphic designer, I was enamored of this "targhe e timbri" shop and his cranky owner who reluctantly posed for a photo. 

In a not so subtle messages at the cashier: "payment is due up front." and "delivery date is not guaranteed."

While I was in Florence, I watched daily as the shopkeeper opened the store in the morning and closed it in the evening. It was a classic scene that reminded me of my grandfather's store back from when I was a child. 

I love it how, dressed in his everyday suit, he pushes the gate down with his foot and sets off on his bicycle. 

1 comment:

  1. I love these photos from Italy, Max. Thank you!