Here’s a new local blog worth checking out: The MetroDuo Blog.
The tagline of the site is “See Los Angeles by rail!” and the posts center on Metro accessible events throughout the city. These are more than just listings à la Go Metro Weekends – they’re nice detailed write-ups by the Duo that include great pictures (the writers are photographers by trade) and maps that tell you exactly how to get to any given event on Metro Rail.
Despite focusing on events and destinations, the blog’s philosophy is of the “it’s the journey, not the destination” variety, as summed up in the About Us blurb:
We see the Metro as more than transportation. It is part of our activities and outings, not just a way to get to an event or place.
The latest posting takes a look at MOCA’s Art in the Streets exhibition and is accompanied by some photos that make me want to hop on the Gold Line right now and check out the show. Added bonus: the Duo reveal that MOCA waives the entrance fee to the show during certain hours on Mondays and Thursdays. Nice.
Another useful post from the Duo: a guide to the Pasadena City College Flea Market, also accessible by the Gold Line. The post includes a nice tip about an e-waste recycling drop point at the market. Good to know for those of us who upgraded to a fancy smartphone and are at a loss about what to do with our old Nokia brick.
The MetroDuo Blog looks to be a worthy bookmark for Metro riders and L.A. explorers alike. Check it out.