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This blog is a collection of photos taken from bus stops around Baltimore. Mostly done with the iPhone 4S others taken with a Canon Rebel. Submissions from around the world with similar themes are accepted. Questions? Feel free to ask!

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George Ferrandi

it felt like i knew you…, 2012 - ongoing
I ride the NYC subway trains, usually in the evening when the seats are full. I focus on the shape of the space between the person sitting next to me and myself. I attempt to mentally and emotionally re-sculpt that space. In my mind, I reshape it- from the stiff and guarded space between strangers to the soft and yielding space between friends. I direct all my energy to this space between us. When the space palpably changes, and I completely feel like the stranger sitting next to me is my friend, I rest my head on that person’s shoulder…

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5 months ago
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Maglev train idea for Northeast resurfaces

honkfree:

Maglev is back, tantalizing Marylanders with the promise of speeds that could whisk train passengers from Baltimore to Washington in 15 minutes.

What is billed as a new generation of magnetic levitation technology is at the heart of the latest proposal, the first step in what would eventually be a line taking passengers from Washington to New York in 60 minutes at a cruising speed of 311 mph.

The proposal resurrects a technology that seemed to be the next big thing in the late 1990s and early 2000s before fizzling out amid concerns over its cost, the difficulty of putting together a suitable route and its potential effect on neighbors.

5 months ago
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diarrheaworldstarhiphop:

help im trapped in a video game

diarrheaworldstarhiphop:

help im trapped in a video game

(Source: ryulongd, via fuckyeahdementia)

6 months ago
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soulbrotherv2:

All lost in a book.  Another image that will never make it into the mainstream media.

soulbrotherv2:

All lost in a book.  Another image that will never make it into the mainstream media.

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7 months ago
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O'Malley to announce $1.5 billion for Baltimore-area transportation projects

honkfree:

Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to announce $1.5 billion in new state funding for the Baltimore Red Line and more than a dozen other transportation projects in the area Wednesday, officials said, outlining for the first time how the state’s gas tax increase will be tapped to improve local infrastructure and mass transit here.

O’Malley also plans to discuss the state’s interest in attracting public-private partnerships to help fund the Red Line project, and a Dec. 7 start date for weekend MARC train service between Baltimore and Washington, which has never been offered before.

In a statement, O’Malley described the transportation spending as “making the modern investments a modern economy requires” to educate, innovate and rebuild the state.

The state Department of Transportation said the funding, which O’Malley is scheduled to announce alongside Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other officials at the West Baltimore MARC station Wednesday afternoon, would create about 13,000 jobs and ease congestion as busy arteries are widened or improved and mass transit systems are prioritized.

Rawlings-Blake said the new funding “says that the state is serious about being a partner with Baltimore” to improve connections between transportation options.

"They’re putting their money where their mouth is," she said. "They’re recognizing that for the state to be strong, Baltimore has to be strong, and it has to be strong as a connected city."

The gas tax, approved earlier this year by the Maryland General Assembly, is expected to dramatically change the environment for transportation construction in the state, reversing a trend of diminished ability — and ambition — when it comes to the state’s taking on major projects.

7 months ago
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"sweat stinging my eyes! burning! how long must I wait? o! circulator…”
(blue paper)
Sweating
Lombard & Howard StreetsCharm City Ciruclator Orange Route / WB / Hollins MarketAugust 17, 2013/82°F/Mostly Sunny

"sweat stinging my eyes!
burning! how long must I wait?
o! circulator…”

(blue paper)

Sweating

Lombard & Howard Streets
Charm City Ciruclator Orange Route / WB / Hollins Market
August 17, 2013/82°F/Mostly Sunny

8 months ago
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Raymond Loewy's 120th birthday

A nice surprise on Google today.

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Raymond Loewy's 120th birthday

A nice surprise on Google today.

5 months ago
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searchingforsafespaces:

my office got me to dress up for halloween this year. we went as the red, yellow, green and blue lines of the metro. i showed up late to work because the red line is always delayed. *bows*

searchingforsafespaces:

my office got me to dress up for halloween this year. we went as the red, yellow, green and blue lines of the metro. i showed up late to work because the red line is always delayed. *bows*

5 months ago
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Take The Transit Challenge: An Invitation to Baltimore's Elected Officials

honkfree:

"…We are now calling on Mayor Rawlings-Blake, City Council President ‘Jack’ Young and all other city office holders, planners, and higher-level employees to give up their car keys and use public transit exclusively for a 30 day period. 

Use our system to commute to work. Use it to come downtown to your favorite restaurants. Use it on a Sunday or a holiday to try to get to a relative’s house for a visit. Use it to get your groceries and do other errands. Use it to go through, and to, some neighborhoods or suburbs you rarely visit.

See what it’s like to pay two fares because you couldn’t get a transfer. See what it’s like to wait more than an hour for a bus. See what it’s like to watch two buses on the same line tailgate one another after that hour. See what it’s like to have a bus driver look you right in the eye and pass you by at the stop. See what it’s like to be late for work. Hey, maybe you can even see what it’s like to have your iPhone stolen right out of your hand.

We’re sure that this experiment would garner a lot of interest in the local press if anyone in elected office wants to take us up on it. If it can’t generate coverage from an outlet bigger than this blog then we promise we will cover it and report the results right here.

If at the end of 30 days of transit ridership you actually believe that our current system is worth developing around as-is then by all means do. But if, like us, you believe that the system can and should run more efficiently and be easier to understand then please take that into consideration when considering the implications of the zoning overhaul.”

7 months ago
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there was this guy

yokellyyyyy:

who i sat next to on a bus up from baltimore who ate, legit, a whole rack of ribs, then got the itis and knocked out for rest of the ride. until he woke up to eat some fried chicken, then went back to sleep.

if that guy doesn’t rule, idk who does. anyway, i’m thinking about him, i wonder what he’s eating today.

(Source: keanureevesinpointbreak)

7 months ago
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filopodia:

Anyone from Baltimore would have been proud about how Sammy and I ran for the bus today.

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8 months ago
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