|FIVE POINTS MARTA STATION EAST LINE. Waiting
for the long train, Indian Creek, takes between 10 and 15 minutes.
Recently the digital boards which used to announce the time of the
upcoming trains went "dark" in the stations, at least the ones I have
been using. Why? There is no explanation of when this basic service will
return. Why can't a large metropolitan city like Atlanta have working
marquees for train arrivals? (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
The MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) is far from perfect. For this reason, it is not used by everyone in Atlanta. It has often derogatorily been called a "poor people mover" because those without alternative transportation means must use it presumably while those with cars drive.
I use MARTA regularly when I go downtown and find it a mixed bag--fascinating for people watching, less stressful than driving, but frustrating because of delays and unexplained, indefinite wait times.
I adore the view out the windows! For a girl who grew up on military bases and spent a portion of my life in the small university town of Auburn, Alabama, I continue to find this busy and burgeoning city an enigma. It is incomprehensible while being open and inviting. Atlanta is a dauntingly big welcoming city.
I envy your being able to say, "this is my city." After reading this blog I tried to think if I could honestly say "this is my city' There's just no place I feel is truly mine. But that is okay...I loved the pictorial of "your city" and will be looking forward to more portraits of you. I love the one in this blog. You look like you were born to wear a stetson and would have fit right in albuquerque...ReplyDelete
I know it sound strange Darlene, but we are making it a practice to "own" Atlanta. We have both lived here for more than 20 years now. It is in fact "our" city. We Americans are such transients, it is some times difficult to claim the place we are living as home. Ultimately, home is where the heart is. Isn't it?ReplyDelete