The Art of Transit

The art of transit

photo by Zach Ellerbrook, via Flickr Nice photo taken at the Addison stop on the Chicago El with a Retro Camera Android Hipsteroku. I found the photo in the Chicago Transit Authority Flickr group, which always boasts great photography from Chicago residents.  To submit a photo for the Art of [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Mike Cattell, via Flickr A different kind of bus stop in rural Martyr Worthy, England. The dining room chair is a nice touch. To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with [continue reading]

The art of transit

Photo via Metro Transportation Library and Archive’s Flickr page Great photo taken in 1950 of the old downtown Los Angeles PE terminal. Here’s the home page for the Metro Library’s Flickr photostream — you can kill a lot of time cruising the archive. Good stuff. To submit a photo for [continue reading]

The art of transit

How has this thing not been used in an action movie? It’s the Bennie Railplane, a concept briefly tested in the 1930s near Glasgow. It never got funded and was never fully built. Here’s a good explanation at the Retronaut blog. To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by hkharbourcity, via Instagram   Cool cell phone photo of the Star Ferry in Hong Kong. I’ve noticed that a lot of these photo apps provide nice texture to water scenes. To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet [continue reading]

The art of transit

Photo by tjdewey, via Flickr Nice use of color on this image of an old bus in Minnesota. “Twin City Lines” has a classy ring to it, too. To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it [continue reading]

The art of transit

Photo by Hugo N., via Flickr A very cool pic of the Gare do Oriente in Lisbon, Portugal, where passengers can board the local Metro, high-speed rail and other inter-city trains. It was designed by the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, who also designed the future train station at the World [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by vm2827, via Flickr I’m all for public art in public spaces. But I’m not sure how crazy I am about these sculptures, visible to those who take the train to the New Delhi airport in India. To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Leonard Deschampe, via submission Nice photo of a train station in Tokyo. It was taken with a Sony digital camera with the tilt-shift — which makes the train appear miniaturized — effect applied using an iPad photo app. To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post [continue reading]