After the jump, you’ll get what the headline promises. And captions, which weren’t promised, but were probably implied.
Obviously, this is a terrible photo, both in quality and framing. I only include this snap of the "Traveling Man" sculpture at the Deep Ellum Station to relay this anecdote: when the train arrived, the man sitting across the aisle from me (not pictured) sort of groaned and said, "There's the 35-foot silver Gumby." And then said a few other things in that vein. Takeaway: he's not a fan.
This is the Baylor University Medical Center Station. All the new stops have styling unique to their station. This one is by far the creepiest. If I left the hospital at night after a shift, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to see arms coming out of a column. But that's just me. I look tough, but I'm soft inside.
The Deep Ellum Station has gotten most of the media attention, but I think the Fair Park Station, with its mimicking of its namesake's Art Deco architecture, is my favorite. Maybe the MLK Jr. Station is better, but we didn't get that far.
Just about every elected official in the Dallas area was on hand to ride the train this morning. Here are two: County Commissioner John Wiley Price and Councilwoman Carolyn Davis. I'm going to put this out there: this is the last time 95 percent of the people on the train ride the train. As an aside, I will also say that showing up looking like, at best, a gentleman train robber will cause a few people to stare and clutch their purses a bit tighter.
I'm sorry: it just doesn't feel like a big event if Mayor Leppert shows up and he's not wearing his black-and-white gangster pinstripe suit. It's not casual Friday, sir!