Sipping the pho fantastic

Given the region’s rich Vietnamese community it’s logicial that there are hundreds (or is it thousands?) of places that serve the rice noodle soup called pho. Not surprisingly, there are a number of good places near Metro in or close to downtown L.A. If you’re in search of cheap meals, Vietnamese pho (pronounced fah) [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Trey Ratcliff, via Flickr creative commons A stunning HDR photo of Grand Central Station on a rainy night in New York in 2009. The photo is a blending of several images taken with different exposures — aka the “high dynamic range” method. The images were captures with a [continue reading]

L.A. had double-decker buses? Looking back at the history of Wilshire Boulevard

Our extensive coverage of the Westside Subway Extension and Bus Rapid Transit for Wilshire Boulevard this year provides us with an opportunity to revisit Wilshire of days gone by. The Metro Library Primary Resources blog highlights several items of interest from the past, including 1920s and ’30s double-decker bus service, holiday celebrations and historic [continue reading]

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