Monday, April 6, 2009

Riding The Rails Again

The AMTRAK Cascades Train 513 pulls in at King Station in Seatte this morning

Note the pedestrian overpass above the train. This overpass allows passengers to get from street level up top, down to The Sounder commuter train service down below on the other side of this AMTRAK train. 

Nathan and I have both blogged here about ugly "utilitarian" Canadian infrastructure and how more public art and decor is designed into overpasses and other structures in the USA. These photos above are good examples of his an ugly overpass can become public art. There are also several other examples that I saw on the way to Portland today, but unfortunately a camera and a quick moving train don't always mix! At least I captured this good example for you. More to come over the next few days.

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