Rainy day via DART Railway


Went to have my car inspected and had some time to waste so I took the DART rail around the city.  It was nice getting to capture some color from this city during it’s somber winter feel.

I rode from Parker Road Station to the end of the Red Line at Westmoreland.  Ventured into the “hood”, had lunch at Church’s and heard Pet Shop Boys’ “West End Girls.”  Even the lady behind the counter was feeling the tune.  Good music knows no boundary it seems.  🙂

Here is the intersection of Westmoreland and Illinois in South Dallas:

(ALL PICTURES CAN BE CLICKED ON FOR FULL VIEW)

At the corner of Westmoreland and Illinois

At the corner of Westmoreland and Illinois

The ride back north proved the most exciting since I had only done the full ride once before (years ago when I fell asleep and rode the line to its end on accident, LOL).

Northbound couple

Northbound couple

Trinity River (view by train)

Trinity River (view by train)

Dallas impersonating London

Dallas impersonating London

Waiting for a train

Waiting for a train

Looking up...

Looking up...

Ticket Kiosk (mid-tier underground)

Ticket Kiosk (mid-tier underground)

...and looking back down

...and looking back down

Almost home

Almost home

This way to the egress

This way to the egress

Perspective shift from seeing the suits and ties roll onto the train into everyday people riding North to the self-same destinations as their more often than not affluent counterparts.  I never thought of the train and the bus system as the great equalizer, but I do now.

The city is slowly building the ties to make this place work on the level of even Chicago (since we are the country cousin of New York and Los Angeles trying desperately to ape the actions and style that they both bring.  While we are a bit behind in that regard, the fact that it is finally happening is what brings joy to me.  The pockets of cool that have sprung up and the ways that they have become more accessible to ALL is a dream of the ages.

Here’s to hopefully seeing a working 24/7 city within the next decade!

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About rufusp2k8

I'm a local freelance photographer taking in life and musing on how things are and what they could be all through my lens. I add light and sound to further the vision each Tuesday and Thursday. I can be found on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ebonsoul-Photos/227797643952140 or e-mailed for work/events here: bigbgk@hotmail.com For other content by myself, check out: http://about.me/Brian_G_Knowles
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