Friday, January 15, 2010

I Have Arrived

A few hours on the train and I am finally here. The District where dreams come true and patriotism churns like butter in yer' belly.

Right off the bat I have been awed by a butt-ton of beautiful architecture. Stepping off the train it was dark so I haven't seen much except a few landmarks that were illuminated or in eye shot.

My favorite sight thus far has been the brollick dudes peering down from the Attic block in Union Station.

They are called "The Progress of Railroading" and represent fire, electricity, freedom, inspiration, agriculture and mechanics. These six figures (who are actually sculptings of Prometheus, Thales, Themis, Apollo, Ceres and Archimedes, respectively) watch over the commuters of Union Station. A reminder of how wonderful things are. A subtle prompt to stop for one moment and think about how incredible it is that our industry and lifestyle allow us to travel across borders at the drop of a hat safely, conveniently and comfortably.


Now juxtapose that with the hot and smelly sinkhole known as Penn Station where the nicest piece of art is a Bart Simpson bust found in the shitter of a TGIF.

Let's get some marble up in that joint.


Daniel said...

yOu know how your radio voice is very funny, soothing, and kev-like.

Your blogwriting...I always forget to tell you is kinda the opposite. When you write as eloquently as you just did and as you usually do, I picture a studious Ivy League Law student reading me what you're writin. But then, the humor always reverts my thoughts back to classic KPG talk.

Carlos Galarza said...

I told you man its all about Grand Central.

And those dudes are fucking awesome. Love the copy and paste of the information.

LudwigLongPlay said...

yeah daniel, i think its especially pronounced in this posting. I think Kevin uses his radio voices though in the posting -- maybe it's just me though.

Kevin Patrick Gannon said...

I didn't copy and/or paste shit mofo.

Also, is that a compliment D+L? I can't tell.