Hey Kiddies! Just a quick hit here, but I could not resist sharing three interesting and/or odd things I found in Penn Station yesterday.
Just a little backstory; I journeyed to Washington DC to see my friend, Matt and to meet his wife, Anna. I have not seen Matt in exactly 23 years. We knew each other when I was in the Marines and stationed in Hawaii. Matt dated the best friend of the girl I dated and of course through the magic of the internet we have managed to reconnect. He lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas so his trip to DC was a unique chance to catch up. It was a damn fine visit, I must say.
I always drive to DC and I’m not sure why. I love being on trains and I had never taken advantage of the MARC train. MARC stands for Maryland Regional Commuter, I think. The time was nigh to make that happen. Even better is that I could take the Light Rail to Penn Station, catch the MARC train to DC and then just take a cab over to their hotel in Adams Morgan; about a mile away from Dupont Circle in Northwest DC.
Because I’m a goofball and I love to walk, I walked the 4 miles back to DC’s Union Station and caught the 4:40 MARC train back to Baltimore. Upon arrival I ventured down to the slightly spooky area in Penn Station where one can jump back on the Light Rail. This is where I found three amazing things.
First, I saw this incredibly old and beautiful elevator door. I apologize for the darkness of the photo, but it was night time and my phone doesn’t have a flash, so let’s see how this looks.
Now the last two items are kind of silly but check out this trash can. I KNOW that this photo doesn’t even come close to conveying a true idea of how absolutely HUGE this trash can is. It is so big, that I wasn’t sure that it even was a trash can. It’s like the garbage can of a giant. GO LOOK FOR YOURSELF!!
The superfun part of this is that as I explored this area, I found some random bits of graffiti-here is the greatest bit of random graffiti in the world.
Oops, I thought it said, “Scott Smells Feet” but that’s even funnier!! Isn’t that awesome!?
Anyway, I love trains and train stations and I love the fact that Baltimore’s Penn Station played a featured role in at least two episodes of “Homicide: Life on the Street” and has appeared in Bill Griffith’s “Zippy The Pinhead” comic strip; so if you haven’t taken a train ride in awhile, head down to Penn Station, grab a train to DC or Philly or wherever and make sure you seek out the Light Rail stairway and find your own weird treasures….maybe you will find graffiti about your pedi-proclivities!