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Westbound 2 stop, 23rd & Union, after Easter service

And the award for best Easter Sunday bus stop style goes to … this flawless, fashion-forward father-son team.
Easter style

The competition was pretty stiff this year (folks at every bus stop in the neighborhood were dressed) but these two looked so sharp, we had to stop and give them props. Even Chicklet was impressed.

Well done, gentlemen!

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Southbound 27 (etc.) stop, 3rd & Marion, 5-ish

Random dude, to me: “What can we do?”

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No bench? No problem! (part IV)

Remember this resourceful gentleman?

Improvised bus stop bench

I bet he’d like one of these.

(via: Eli)

A rolling bus bag that doubles as a seat? If I didn’t have two hands to hold, I would.

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Busling’s future (fingers crossed)

A bus nerd

See also, Chicklet’s future (fingers crossed)

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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,

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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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