Vintage Muni: Geek out on this Bay Area transit ruin porn


Sure, everything feels like this right now. But there is is still beauty to be had if we all look closely — or if you’re, say, just wandering around in Colusa County.
Hat tip to Jack, who found the mother lode of Bay Area ruin porn by doing just that. He said this appeared to be a facility where they restore buses, but he’s keeping the exact location close to the vest to protect the undoubtedly very cool work being done here.
This treasure trove featured old Muni buses — including the 18-Sloat pictured above; the artist currently known as the 18-46th Avenue, the East Bay’s AC Transit, and even the ye olde Key System.

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Weekend Photos: First of the Year

stockton tunnel muni by thomas hawk
Photo by Thomas Hawk

Somehow, under Thomas Hawk’s lens, the Stockton tunnel looks cleaner, shinier, and more mysterious. Today’s weekend photos also feature a cozy bear and a couple of well-dressed gentlemen.

A few nights ago I was walking around Chinatown and saw a Muni driver get out of the bus at a red light with a teenager who must have been a tourist. The driver looked out for traffic at the intersection so the kid could take a photo of the Transamerica building. Moments like this really make me happy to live here, and to share our site with everyone who rides the bus.

Enjoy the first batch of beautiful weekend photos of 2013!
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