I've been riding the 1 train up to the Bronx a lot lately. The train is elevated in that section.
Below the station at 225th Street, it's dirty, crowded, and noisy with the train tracks overhead and the traffic on Broadway.
But up above the street, as the train passes along the platform, I look out the windows on the west side and see a view of buildings that makes me smile.
Scene seen from the 1 train, Bronx. Colored pencil in Moleskine sketchbook.