“And the sign said, The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls.” If Simon & Garfunkel are right, these photos could be considered divine. They were taken over the past 2 years by local photographer Lizz Comstock and shared with us today via RocSubway’s Facebook page.
It was abandoned by Rochester Transit Corporation over 55 years ago, but as debris piles up and messages are written on top of other messages, the walls of Rochester’s subway tunnel seem to echo with indelible voices. And these photos are wonderful illustrations of the life that can still be found beneath our streets.
Lizz lives in Rochester and studies photography at MCC. Let her know what you think in the comments.
Those “Jenga” blocks are holding up Broad Street. Yikes.
Not really sure how that got there.
And there are lots more. See all 41 shots in Lizz’s Facebook photo album. Thanks for sharing Lizz!
By the way, if any of you are interested in learning more about these tunnels, a video presentation on the history of Rochester’s subway will be played at the August meeting of the Gates Historical Society. The 90-minute presentation is free and open to the public. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 15, at the Gates Town Hall, 1605 Buffalo Road.
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A motorboat is already in the tunnel? Wow, those faux canal people are pushy!