Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Metro

Chinatown/Gallery Place Station

Washington, D.C., is home to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA), or Metro. A system of five subway lines, numerous bus routes, and transfer stations, Metro is the most loved and reviled transit system in the area. Known as often for its accidents, breakdowns, overcrowding, and stupid riders (read: clueless tourists) as it is for its ability to transport hundreds of thousands of commuters every day, Metro is also under utilized as evidenced by gridlocks on the highways, freeways, and byways in the larger Washington metropolitan area.

This photo is inside the Chinatown/Gallery Place station on the Red, Green, and Yellow lines.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 11/07

4 comments:

janeannechovy said...

I love the Metro. Always makes me feel like I'm in Star Wars.

d.c. confidential said...

JA: I love Metro, too. In fact, if The People's Republic of Takoma Park didn't have such stupid parking rules (seven hour parking only. WTF?!), I would have commuted on Metro while I was at AZ. Now that I'm not, it doesn't matter.

Debi said...

I'm sure I'd be one of those clueless tourists, especially from the shot you have here -- it looks like it was taken while you were floating in the middle of the tunnel. That's awesome.

I love the colors, the geometric designs, and the way you composed the photo into all these areas of interest for the eyes. Really splendid photo.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'll be checking back here :)

d.c. confidential said...

Debi: Welcome! Love your blog! Thanks for the compliments on my Metro picture. It's an excellent setting for some really cool picture making.