Photo by Expo Line Fan, via submission
The station platform begins to take shape at Olympic/26th Street in Santa Monica; this is the platform that will be adjacent to Bergamot Station. For more construction photos, check out Expo Line Fan’s photo page.
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Musician Michael Bublé performed an a capella version of “Who’s Lovin’ You” inside New York City’s 66th Street-Lincoln Center subway station last Thursday alongside the group Naturally 7. Video of the performance has been making the rounds online.
On performing inside the NYC subway station, Bublé called it: “The most authentic organic way to make music. . . You see some of the greatest musicians in the world come down here and play.”
Click here to see other art happenings inside New York’s subway system.
This Sunday, when you’re walking, cycling, skating or otherwise playing your way through the streets at CicLAvia, be sure to check out bounties of art along the way! The 15-mile CicLAvia route – the longest yet – connects with six Metro Rail stations, each featuring artwork created specifically for the site. (See map with Metro stations here. Explore Metro Art here.)
Five of the six stations are in downtown Los Angeles and the sixth is in Culver City, the current Expo Line terminus, which features some of the newest artwork in the Metro system.
So here’s an idea: Take Metro to CicLAvia (Expo, Red, Purple, Blue or Gold Lines) and explore L.A.’s unique artistic landscape along the way. Here’s a peek at the art in stations touching the CicLAvia route — from downtown L.A. to Venice Beach.
Civic Center Station
Pershing Square Station
7th Street/Metro Center Station
Westlake/MacArthur Park Station
Culver City Station
Spotted across the street from the Pershing Square Station entrance, a couple of giraffes watch a passing bus.
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