The Art of Transit

The art of transit

photo by Dan Macy, via Flickr Here’s a nice slice-of-transit-life photo from…well, go ahead and guess the city. There are abundant clues in the photo. If those don’t help, here’s another one: Police Detective McNulty once trolled these streets. The answer is after the jump. To submit a photo or [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by smoovebert, via Flickr I found this photo on Flickr of one of those long, character-less hallways at Los Angeles International Airport. The image was taken in 2006 with a Pentax Optio point-and-shoot and processed with Photoshop. As I’ve written before, I define “transit” loosely for our “art of [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Mark Englert, via submission Here’s a nice photo of the tram at the relatively new City Center development. As Mark noted in an email, the whole scene has a nice Jetsons feel to it. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to Metro’s Flickr [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Ken Szok, via his Flickr photostream A very nice shot of a Metrolink cabcar on a recent March morning in Pomona. This is the third time we’ve featured Ken’s photography in our “art of transit” series. His other two photos — also of Metrolink trains — are here [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by SP8254, via Flickr I like weather appropriate photos and this one certainly qualifies as the Sierra Nevada continues to get pounded by snowstorms this week. The roads to Yosemite were closed for a time and Mammoth Mountain has set a snowfall record with 589 inches this ski season. [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Neil Pulling, via his Flickr photostream Nice use of color in this photo from Europe — the red train against the backdrop of the blue building. Go ahead and see if you can guess the city — there’s one obvious clue on the building that should narrow down [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Thomas F-A, via his Flickr photostream I took a look at this image on Flickr and said to myself “I bet that’s the subway in [fill in the blank]” — and then looked at the keywords to find that I was actually correct. Go ahead and take a [continue reading]

The art of transit

photos by Washington State Department of Transportation, via Flickr All the rain and snow in California this past weekend, led me to a search for snow plows on Flickr and these fine photos of the annual scouting trip by Washington State transportation officials to the North Cascades Highway. The road [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Harold R. Senthee, via his Flickr photostream If it looks like something out of another century, well it is. This is the famous “floating train” of Wuppertal, Germany. It was built in 1900 and is actually a monorail; the idea was to find a transit system that would [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Kirill Surov, via his Flickr photostream A nice warm weather photo of a ferry on Lake Ontario in Toronto. I think this may be our first photo of a ferry — we tend to run a lot of photos of trains. I’ll have to remedy that, as there [continue reading]