October 18, 2011
A rusted pile of streetcar tracks and the bricks from the median they were set in. Once upon a time (not that long ago) we had a phenomenal streetcar system that worked really well.

A rusted pile of streetcar tracks and the bricks from the median they were set in. Once upon a time (not that long ago) we had a phenomenal streetcar system that worked really well.

October 18, 2011
A father and son try to cross the street where there really isn’t a crosswalk. Only a few of the streets actually have designated crosswalks, the rest you kind of just walk wherever you can.

A father and son try to cross the street where there really isn’t a crosswalk. Only a few of the streets actually have designated crosswalks, the rest you kind of just walk wherever you can.

October 15, 2011
The new LRT station can be seen past the fence surrounding the broken remains of Porky’s foundation and flooring. Taking this photo was heartbreaking for me. A visual reminder that sometimes history gets lost in the path of progress.

The new LRT station can be seen past the fence surrounding the broken remains of Porky’s foundation and flooring. Taking this photo was heartbreaking for me. A visual reminder that sometimes history gets lost in the path of progress.

October 15, 2011
Ah, the good old 16 bus, or as I’ve come to know it, the moving roadblock. See, you can’t go around the bus because there’s only one lane. So generally about 10 or 15 cars will line up behind it, waiting for it to pick up or let off passengers. The best part? When the stop is at a green light and you can’t do anything but sit there and be patient. You could be one of the more daring motorists who just takes their chances swerving into oncoming traffic. Yes, people have actually done that.

Ah, the good old 16 bus, or as I’ve come to know it, the moving roadblock. See, you can’t go around the bus because there’s only one lane. So generally about 10 or 15 cars will line up behind it, waiting for it to pick up or let off passengers. The best part? When the stop is at a green light and you can’t do anything but sit there and be patient. You could be one of the more daring motorists who just takes their chances swerving into oncoming traffic. Yes, people have actually done that.

October 15, 2011
University just past Prior. Having tried to scrub graffiti off my own building I feel for these owners. You can’t just paint over rocks and hope it’s not that noticeable. Not exactly a welcome mat in spray paint for the property manager trying to lease the building next door.

University just past Prior.┬áHaving tried to scrub graffiti off my own building I feel for these owners. You can’t just paint over rocks and hope it’s not that noticeable. Not exactly a welcome mat in spray paint for the property manager trying to lease the building next door.

October 15, 2011
University and Vandalia “you can’t get there from here” detours. Notice the graffiti on the bus stop sign and the “this way to Holiday” sign. This is pretty common all along the avenue now.

University and Vandalia “you can’t get there from here” detours. Notice the graffiti on the bus stop sign and the “this way to Holiday” sign. This is pretty common all along the avenue now.