The Art of Transit

The art of transit

photo from Metro Transportation Library and Archive’s Flickr page I thought we’d get historical for today’s photo. This is a view north of Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, taken from Olympic Boulevard. The photo was taken in 1940 and there are a couple of things interesting to me: the first [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Brigham Yen, via submission With Metro announcing its purchase of Union Station, I thought the timing was right to post this colorful photo of the Red/Purple Line subway station at Union. I like how the colors are very crisp but the photo also conveys the movement that comes [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Mark Englert, via submission This photo has a nice futuristic tinge to it. Go ahead and see if you can guess where it was taken. The answer is after the jump. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to Metro’s Flickr group or email [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Mick ㋡rlosky, via Flickr We haven’t featured a freeway for some time in “the art of transit.” But given the weather we’re about to experience, I thought this shot taken last October of the Golden State Freeway south of Santa Clarita was an appropriate choice. It was taken [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Jason Allies, via Flickr A well composed and colorful — especially for a rainy day — shot of a streetcar in Toronto. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to Metro’s Flickr group or email them to sourcemetro@gmail.com. The photos we’ve featured can be seen [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Simone De Michelis, via Flickr Go ahead and see if you can guess the city where this photo was taken. The answer is after the jump. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to Metro’s Flickr group or email them to sourcemetro@gmail.com. The photos we’ve [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Justin Bailey, England. Via Flickr. This lovely photo from a snowy U.K. was taken in December from the Eastcote Station towards the end of the Uxbridge Branch of London Underground’s Metropolitan Line, which travels at ground level. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Scott Waterman, via his Flickr photostream A nice shot of the Expo Line at dawn one day earlier this month. Testing is set to begin soon on the light rail line, which runs from downtown Los Angeles to Culver City. To submit a photo or photos of something [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Atomic Taco, via Flickr Go ahead and take a guess where this photo was taken. The landscape and foliage provides two major clues. Answer is after the jump. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to Metro’s Flickr group or email them to sourcemetro@gmail.com. The [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Tiago Alves Miranda, via his Flickr photostream Our “art of transit” returns to Portugal with this nice photo above of the Lison Metro. Tiago has more images of the Metro at his photostream — check them out. He took the photo with a Panasonic DMC-FZ8, a point-and-shoot camera. [continue reading]