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The art of transit

photo by Ilda Licon, via submission A very nice photo of the Gold Line crossing the 101 freeway in downtown Los Angeles taken by Ilda, who is an administrative analyst for Metro. The photo neatly follows the “rule of thirds” — meaning no part of the image dominates the middle [continue reading]

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 Karl Fielding, via submission A nice photo of Angel’s Flight and the offices atop Bunker Hill. With the trees beyond the tracks, the whole pic is a nice reminder of the un-Manhattan-like nature of downtown L.A. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Marco Del Valle, via submission This photo may not be transportation specific, but it’s still a great sepia shot of downtown L.A. that also gives you an idea of how un-Manhattan like the place is. Keep submitting those L.A. area photos, people! To submit a photo or photos [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Frank J. Thomas, via Flickr I looked at this old photo for a while and couldn’t figure out where it was taken until I read the caption on Flickr: it’s the 110 freeway in downtown Los Angeles, looking north from 6th Street. I’m guessing the photo was taken [continue reading]