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Wikipedia Description: Rosslyn (WMATA station)
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Rosslyn is a rapid transit station on the Blue and Orange Lines of the Washington Metro in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. One of three interchange points on the Metrorail system west of the Potomac River and located in a growing business district, Rosslyn is the busiest station outside of the District of Columbia. Upon its expected opening in 2013, the Silver Line will begin calling at Rosslyn, furthering its importance as a rail hub in Northern Virginia.
The station has entrances on the west side of North Moore Street between Wilson Boulevard and 19th Street North and on the east side of Fort Myer Drive between Wilson Boulevard and 19th Street North. A street elevator to the mezzanine (upper) level of the station is on the east side of North Moore Street, across the street from the Metro station entrance. The station is a stop for several express Metrobus lines, including the 5A to Dulles International Airport and L'Enfant Plaza.
The station opened on July 1, 1977. Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km) of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Potomac Avenue, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations. Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.
Rosslyn station is one of only two stations that have a layout where westbound trains service a platform which is one level below the mezzanine-level platform for eastbound trains. This feature allows for the separate tracks of the Orange and Blue lines to converge and diverge without requiring an at-grade crossing.
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METR_100524_03.JPG: Artist: Y. David Chung
Title: Scenes of Rosslyn (2000)
Material: mineral paint on concrete panels
Eleven separate panels comprise this 88’ long panoramic mural of Rosslyn. The mural’s size and sitting—which do not allow it to be apprehended by the viewer in one glance—as well as its stylized imagery make it appear from Moore Street outside like an abstract pattern of colors and forms. Upon closer inspection inside the station, familiar elements of the Rosslyn neighborhood’s
urban landscapes emerge and morph into one another, in a serial effect that relates to film and graphic novels/comic strips: Key Bridge; the curved form
of one of Rosslyn’s twin towers; a flowering dogwood, the Virginia state tree; the Arlington Temple United Methodist Church building, which houses both a place of worship and a gas station; and even another of Rosslyn’s public artworks. The work’s dynamic lines connote the experience and perspective of a person moving through the streets.
Funded by Arlington County, and the Federal Transit Administrations Livable Communities Initiative with support from WMATA and Rosslyn Renaissance.
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2010 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used the Fuji S100fs until the third one broke and I started sending them back for repairs. Then I used either the Fuji S200EHX or the Nikon D90 until I got the S100fs ones repaired. At the end of the year I bought a Nikon D5000 but I returned it pretty quickly.
Trips this year: I've got so many local commitments that I'm having trouble getting away. I drove out to Lexington, Kentucky to cover the Civil War Preservation Trust's annual conference in June. I flew out to California and Nevada for two weeks in July for the San Diego Comic-Con. I flew to Nashville to cover the Civil War Preservation Trust's Grand Review conference in September.
My office at the main Commerce Department building closed in October and I was shifted out to the Bureau of the Census in Suitland Maryland. It's good to have a job of course but that killed being able to see basically any cultural events during the day. There's basically nothing of interest that you can see around the Census building.
Number of photos taken this year: about 395,000..