Ah, the daily grind. Love it or hate it, it's an unavoidable part of life for most of us - especially New Yorkers. Danish photographer Peter Funch spent nearly 10 years stationed outside of Grand Central Station shooting the morning commuters rushing by, and ended up capturing more than just yawns and iced coffees when it was said and done.

The impressive catalog of photos that now make up Funch's latest book, 42nd and Vanderbilt, span from 2007 to 2016, and were each taken between the tender hours of 8:30 to 9:30 AM. During the editing process, Funch realized that sticking to the same spot and same times every day had produced an amazing effect; he ended up catching the same people 2 or 3 times, sometimes years apart. "You could hardly believe it, that you’d find the same people having the same ritual over 10 years," Funch told Fast Co Design. "It’s such a New York thing, the idea that people just do the same thing over and over again."

Scroll down to see how Funch's recurring subjects changed - or didn't - over time, and tell us some of your morning rituals in the comments at the end.

More info: Official Site, Instagram, Twitter

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Elaine Van Zon
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3 years ago

This is my favourite- a ray of sunshine among all the glum and anxious faces

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2012.06.27 And 2 Weeks Later

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Hisseefit
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3 years ago

I love that his companion is still there as well.

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2012.06.08 And 2 Weeks Later

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Hisseefit
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3 years ago

This looks like the next day. She looks fantastic.

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2012.05.31 And 2 Months Later

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Hisseefit
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3 years ago

She needs her Starbucks.

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Those are some durable earphones.

MeiMei M
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3 years ago

These pictures were taken 2 weeks apart

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Monica Jfk
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3 years ago

She looks like she can conquer the world

creamegg
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3 years ago

She has aged incredibly well !

Ashley Crosson
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3 years ago

Good pics but same electronic device that she is listening to? FAIL! She DOES look fab in the blk/wht polka-dots though!!

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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3 years ago

exact same listening/resting face.

Ruth Anzalone
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3 years ago

She looks like Florence, from Florence and the Machine

Pierre Maes
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3 years ago

... same MP3 player !?

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3 years ago

Wow her expression didnt change a bit!!

Teresa Aguilar
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2 years ago

She looks so young on the last one!

Mae
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3 years ago

So she didn't change her ipod/phone in 9 years, yeah right

Kikka io
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3 years ago

In this case, however, there is a demonstration that even if the time passes, if a job you do not like does not improve by aging.

dayna valle
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3 years ago

Pretty woman :)

Barbara Baxendale
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3 years ago

Her expression never changes !!

Dan Holman
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3 years ago

She got tired of being photoed and wears glasses.

Milena Matic
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3 years ago

This girl is awesome...no facial expression in 9 years... still she's looking great, not getting older at all!

Rachelle Langdon
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3 years ago

Is this a nine year difference? Doesn’t seem like it.

Julie Corbeil
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3 years ago

No, the article misleading, the photos were taken for a 9 years time period, but most of them are in the same year (2012), those are 2 weeks apart

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thibault bernier
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3 years ago

well, i assume some are not 9 years appart, she seems to have fashion tastes but hold the same handbag ?

nazan fidan
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3 years ago

i would like to know the dates, too actually

Lenny Vos-Groenendijk
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3 years ago

Are you sure there's years in between?

Charmaine Canizares
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3 years ago

Song duration: 9 years

Charmaine Canizares
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3 years ago

Song duration: 9 years.

Keith Westerman
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3 years ago

She made the Anne Hathaway transformation in 'Devil Wears Prada".

Pauline Swaine
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3 years ago

Much better!

Laura Williams
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3 years ago

She is owning the resting bitch face! <3

Patti
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3 years ago

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Looks like she had a little "work done" in the third pic

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2007.06.27 And 9 Years Later

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spirit wolf
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3 years ago

I just want his name to be Avram...I don't know why. Please be Avram.

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bianca edits
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3 years ago

one girl in the second one looks like daya from oitnb

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2007.06.28 And 5 Years Later

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Hisseefit
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3 years ago

Now tie uniform. Moving up.

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2012.06.27 And 2 Weeks Later

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Bina Acharya
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3 years ago

He looks so tired..i wonder where he work

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Hans
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3 years ago

Sad fate, that "going to work" did not change in this times. The park automaton looks surprisingly unaltered, though.

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2012.06.08 And 1 Month Later

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Evgeniya Khon
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3 years ago

So nine years late he is still trying to finish that Starbucks americano lol

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2012.07.17 And 1 Year Later

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

first i though it was the guy who was now a woman :-)

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Hisseefit
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3 years ago

The cigarette routine is hard to change, from a former smoker.

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2012.06.27 And 2 Weeks Later

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Vicky Simpson Farmer
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3 years ago

I think he got younger.

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Pax
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3 years ago

He looks younger.

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Cat Meow
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3 years ago

All three women in the second picture have a similar unmotivated-Monday expression that many of us know too well

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

even the same clothes?

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Hisseefit
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3 years ago

Getting that last 'smoky treat' before work.

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TC
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3 years ago

Deep thoughts...

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Shauna Simpson
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3 years ago

Beautiful lady age's very well

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Bridgette Blumenthal
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3 years ago

No, most of them don't change over time... lots of sad looking people..

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Denise Knight
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3 years ago

Some of these are never, ever 9 years apart. Maybe 1 week apart. Some look like they are photographed on the very next day.

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Rob Chapman
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3 years ago

That same car appears in several of these images.

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2013.06.19 And 1 Month Later

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Oriana Korkosz
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3 years ago

Different watch.

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Kara Witham
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3 years ago

"It's a bird, it's a plane..." 9 yrs later: Superman vs Batman sucked.

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Jessie Brillouet
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3 years ago

ahah the guy behind didn't even bother to put his tie properly

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TC
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3 years ago

Some shots seem taken the same day

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Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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3 years ago

nope different tie, top is orange with squares, other is red with circles and squares.

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2012.07.10 And 1 Month Later

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Hisseefit
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3 years ago

She looks like she dreads where she's headed.

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

These are surely not one year apart from each other.

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Cat Meow
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3 years ago

Different view, but definitely same day... perhaps only 10 seconds later

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