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Gallery Place Metro station -- Washington, DC (August 2014)Contax T + Kodak T-Max 100 + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8

Gallery Place Metro station — Washington, DC (August 2014)
Contax T + Kodak T-Max 100 + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8

28 thoughts on “Hypnotic

    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      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.

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    2. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      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.

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Haha — I know you do! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      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.

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