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Speaking of busing with babies…

Today after church, at a southbound 48 stop, I spotted one of my bus parenting heroes, a man I’ve never actually met. Back in ’08, when Chicklet was but a wee lass, I saw him playing Connect Four with his kid at a northbound 48 stop (in the shelter that advocates for what Bus Nerd refers to as “the right to safe trife“). Having already begun my bus reading adventures with young Chicklet, I was inspired by the concept of bonding in transit–and by the way the two of them interacted. Also, I love Connect …

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No bench? No problem! (part III)

If Metro insists on removing our shelter benches

Stop amenity

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What happens when you put a coffee table at a bus stop?

This!

(Source: GOOD, via Sound Transit Andrew)

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Homage to a brilliant bus nerd

I recently passed this Jacob Lawrence tribute shelter on Jefferson, somewhere between 18th and 21st.

Jacob Lawrence bus stop

I can’t believe I never noticed it before!

Thanks to my dad, I’ve known and appreciated Lawrence’s work since childhood. (Pops was both an admirer of Mr. Lawrence’s paintings and an acquaintance of the artist.) What I didn’t know until I read this HistoryLink essay is that both Lawrence and his wife, Gwendolyn Knight, were bus people.

In 1971, Jacob …

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Speaking of finding religion…

Southbound “everything” stop at 3rd & Madison, 3-ish:

Praise the Lord for the 39

The 39 does have some heavenly views.

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Southbound Montlake surface stop, 6:00 PM

bus stop mysery
(via: Bus Nerd)

My guess: Inspiration/notes for a novel or short story. Hey, sometimes you have a breakthrough but no paper.

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Westbound 27 stop, 3:45 PM

More abandoned shoes, this time at 3rd & Yesler:


Apparently, someone was using this pair for storage.

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If the shoe doesn’t fit…

My bus sightings seem to come in clusters. Back in the spring of 2008, it was animals. Next, musicians. Spring, 2010 is apparently all about footwear–minus the feet.

Bus stop shoes
Mary Janes at 3rd & Cherry (via Bus Nerd)
Bus stop shoes
Flip flops at 31st S & S Lane
Picture
Oxfords at 23rd & Aloha (Are those Stacey Adams?)

Back before I knew that leaving one’s shoes at the …

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Caption it!

Some pre-holiday silliness:

Waiting for the 238
Waiting for the 238, 10:30 (ish) PM

Check out this photo for context, and have at it.

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What’s old is new again

And finally, after a mere year and a half of wallowing in litter, southbound 48 passengers waiting at 23rd & Union once again have a place to put their trash.

A bus shelter at 23rd & Union
The shelter formerly known as Good Shepherd’s adopted stop
Shelter trash can
The “new” can, which, excepting its location, is surprisingly similar to the old one
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