The Beauty of the Metro

If you’re a photographer or have an eye for design, you can’t help but notice every once in a while how awesome our Metro system is, especially relative to other stinky, dark, dirty subways around the world. For being a product of the 70’s (opening day was in 1976) and being nearly as old as I am, it’s aging quite well. The arched patterns of intersecting concrete are functional as well as beautiful and give you a feeling of spaciousness unlike many other subway systems.

All of that being said, I can’t bring myself to take any photos down there in the dark catacombs of commuters. We’ve all seen other’s attempts to shoot something interesting but they all end up looking about the same. I know one day a creative idea will pop into my head and I’ll drag my camera gear below ground, but until then, here are some of my favorite Metro shots by Flickr users Samer Farha, dbking, Grundlepuck, and LaTur….

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Rather than me explaining what I like about them, let’s hear what you have to say. Good or bad? Any critiques? Do you want to frame them and hang them on your wall? Let’s hear it!

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

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