Tagged: mosaic

Calendar. 04.30.09.

Detail of a Roman-era micro-mosaic of a satyr and a nymph, unearthed in Pompeii, at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. (Photo by C-M.)

Recession Special: NYC’s fake subway mosaics.

One of these is not like the other: From a distance, they look the same… (Craptastic camphone photos by C-M.)

The other night, waiting (an eternity) for the train at the Morgan Avenue stop in Brooklyn, we noticed what must be the MTA’s latest money-saving ruse: Those old subway mosaic signs aren’t always mosaics. They’re photographs.

See below:

The real deal: a vintage tile mosaic with the station’s name.

Not-a-mosaic: A high-res shot of a mosaic, pasted into the subway column wall.