Posts Tagged "cta"

A Quiet Moment at the LaSalle Blue Line Stop

After some quick post-work drinks with Justin and Ben over at Villains, I walked over to the LaSalle Blue Line stop. I noticed most folks were staying near the stairs, and the other half of the platform was relatively empty. Headed over and snapped a few photos. There was something about the lights on the ceiling that made it feel…

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The Advertising Gauntlet Has Returned

Last week, I noticed that the tunnel between the Jackson Blue/Red line was full up with repeating ads again. The gauntlet has returned. Last time Flip ads appeared everywhere, the ads were isolated to the walls. And all the floor ads were near the State street exit. This time around, it feels like every inch of the tunnel is plastered….

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Taking Chicago’s Blue Line, Completely In The Dark

I was waiting for a Blue Line Train at the Jackson stop yesterday evening, when the strangest thing happened. The car that pulled up to me was completely dark. No lights were working on the interior, and the whole thing was mostly empty. I think there were maybe 3 or four people sitting there, in the dark, quietly staring straight…

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Advertising Saturation, Tunnel at State/Jackson

Yesterday, while walking between the Red and Blue Line tunnel at Jackson, I noticed that, once again, all the ads in the tunnel were advertising the same product. This experience though, wasn’t nearly as unsettling as last time. For one, all the posters are slightly different, featuring different faces. And I’m actually liking the tone of the campaign, both the…

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A Man and His Tiger: Jackson Blue Line Stop, Chicago

Several times a week, at the Jackson Blue Line stop downtown, there are performers singing or playing instruments, entertaining the crowds to and from their way to work. I’ve seen Morris (found out his name today) many times, and even mentioned him here once before. While I have heard him sing before, I’ve also heard him do many songs in…

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