Gallery Place Metro station — Washington, DC (August 2014) Contax T + Kodak T-Max 100 + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8
Sure is .. 😄
Thanks, Julie. 🙂
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Superb and mesmerising indeed.
Thank you, Paula.
Wow Mitch, this is a extraordinary shot.
I wish I could take credit for it, but the entire subway system in DC is like that; it’s hard to take a bad shot of it just about anywhere: https://www.flickr.com/groups/wmata/pool/
The Metro used to be super sleek, safe and reliable. Now it’s just sorta sleek, as they have junked it up with all sorts of signage, ads, extra lights, and other stuff that detracts from the original design for the system. It’s very prone to breakdowns now and also has a fairly high rate of crime. Super expensive, too, for daily commuters.
I have once been there and found it super sleek. Pity that it’s all there is when the goal is to be more useful to commuters instead of just beautiful.
Metro has become a big headache to our area.
Overpriced for both commuters and local governments; waaaaay too top-heavy with upper managers that do nothing; aging infrastructure, rails, cars, and stations; frequent breakdowns; rising crime rates; etc.
It was the crown jewel of public transit for the nation through the end of the 1980’s, but has been on a slow agonizing decline ever since.
That’s a disaster! But upper management needs to be financed so the prices go up despite the need to invest in infrastructure.
Don’t we know this old and tried formula? Pity.
Yep. The Metro system just got transferred into Federal control a few days ago, so maybe it’ll finally get turned around.
Fingers crossed for you!
We’ll see. I figure it will take most of decade to undo the damage already done by management neglect…
Love it! Deepness!
A work of art Mitch. I would hang that on my wall!
Hey, I know that place. 😉
It always seemed magical to me, even as a little kid … A hidden city, underground.
Haha — I know you do! 😉
My family first rode on Metro shortly after it opened in 1976, and I’ve loved the architecture of it ever since. Though I’m not a big fan of all the extras that Metro management has been packing into the stations in recent years (ads, more signs, more lights, etc.).
At that time (mid-1970’s) we lived next door to one of the tunnel engineers that was helping to build it, and he told us all sorts of stories about the challenges they faced during the construction phase.
How interesting!! Now I want to go back, just to see it again. Thanks for the nostalgia today (and a truly beautiful image, too!).
No problem! I’ve got a bunch more from the Metro, but I’ll sprinkle those in with other images over the upcoming months.
Looking forward to it now! 🙂
Oh boy — now I have to produce!
A little peer pressure is a good thing now and then. 😉
Hypnotic is right! Leading lines galore. Great shot, Mitch; thanks for sharing it. 🙂
Thanks — and you’re quite welcome! 🙂
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