Thursday, February 23, 2012

Caltrain Commuting



The 7:19 AM modified Caltrain bullet south from San Francisco to San Carlos has become a new morning ritual over the last year.



The Brian Barneclo Systems mural near the 4th & Townsend station is a touchstone, and the piece is looking more classically perfect with each passing day.



Industrial southeast San Francisco at sunrise is also a powerful, interesting sight, especially as it's followed quickly by the San Francisco Bay slough below which is spectacularly beautiful in a different way every day.



After that, I barely look outside for the next thirty minutes and luxuriate in gazing upon print. People using Kindles or working on laptops are missing the point of reading on public transport. Since we all seem to spend our entire days interacting with computer screens, having the time to stare at reflective print feels like a blessing. Check out some photos by Jan Adams on BART making exactly that point.

3 comments:

Pura Vida said...

How civilized the readers look. BTW, what are you reading these days?

AphotoAday said...

When I was a little boy, oh so many years ago I can remember well taking the DelMonte between SF and Monterey. Same route out of SF as you take, I believe. A whole lot of fun for a boy who didn't have to go to work...

sfmike said...

Dear Pura Vida: I've been proofreading books for money lately: a novel about an upper-class family in Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution, a 75-year-old's memoirs, and now a handbook on how to prepare for death. It's an interesting way to read.