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.


Enjoy!

12.14.2011

A guest post from California: Photographer Rob Hammer

We're super excited to have California-based photographer Rob Hammer guest post on I Love Old New York. Rob has been photographing barber shops and shares some of this thoughts and photos below. Enjoy! 

Angel's Barbershop in Seliman, AZ

Like most things in America with true character, the barbershop is quickly becoming a thing of the past. There is nothing in the world like a real old school barbershop. You know almost before entering the door that you've found one.Each one is so unique, but they all offer that same comforting feeling. The walls of each shop offer you a small insight into what has happened there through the years and the wear of the chair tells how many have come before you. The barbershop is a place where men got to be men. You don't have to worry about manors or hurting anyone's feelings. In the same visit you can complain about your wife/girlfriend and get a tip on that nights ball game. Your barber knows without question how to cut your hair and whatever he has to say is more interesting then anything you could tell him .
Angel's Barbershop in Seliman, AZ

The two shops featured below are a perfect examples of this. Angel's in Seliman, AZ and Lolo's Barbershop on Catalina Island, CA. These guys have been around for ages. All they know or care to know is barbering. Their shops are living testaments to their glorious careers and the friends that have been made throughout the years. As another barber once said to me: "If these walls could talk."

by Rob Hammer 
Angel's Barbershop in Seliman, AZ 
Angel's Barbershop in Seliman, AZ

Lolo's Barbershop on Catalina Island, CA 

Lolo's Barbershop on Catalina Island, CA
Lolo's Barbershop on Catalina Island, CA

Lolo's Barbershop on Catalina Island, CA