Metro Photos

And now for a deviation from battle flags and SCOTUS rulings. I was recently in DC for a few days and here are some photos I took in DC Metro stations. I always find the combination of architecture, geometry, and lighting to provide for some interesting photographic opportunities.

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. jewelbomb says:

    Nice pics. DC Metro stations are under-appreciated. They’re beautifully designed and, as your photos attest, the lighting in the underground stations tends to be really cool and dramatic.

  2. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Very nice pics Steven. Available light shooting there is a challenge to which you obviously rose up to.

  3. Pinky says:

    They were designed to evoke the feel of the major monuments. Great, unless you like to read, or see where you’re going.

  4. TheoNott says:

    I was just in the DC area for the first time a couple weeks ago, and using the Metro as my sole source of transportation for those three days, I too was deeply impressed by the aesthetic beauty of the stations. I would love to live in the DC area someday. As a Poli Sci grad student, perhaps I will get my wish.