I’ve always had this dumb idea that Toledo needs a subway system. Not because I want to ride it, or I think it’s a good idea for Toledo economically, but so I can draw a map of it. I’ve actually tried a couple of times, but the idea is so remote and absurd that it’s hard to know where to start.

Yesterday while driving back from lunch with a friend, I started thinking about the exits on I-475. I thought, those are kind of like subway stops, and it got me to thinking about the subway project again. So here it is.

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Click on the map to view the full version

It’s probably of very little value, but I had a lot of fun doing it and I learned some new Illustrator skills. Big thanks to Cameron Booth for inspiration, and for the Illustrator tutorials.

Yesterday Michelle and I went back to Stranleigh for the behind-the-scenes tour. We had a great time and heard some interesting stories, but I didn’t get as many pictures as I would’ve liked.

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These were all taken in early 2013 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Wide angle and HDR showcase the museum’s amazing architecture.

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Toledo Museum of Art Classic Court
8mm, f/11, HDR from 3 images
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Toledo Museum of Art Great Gallery Piano
16mm, f/8, HDR from 3 images
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Classic Court Mosaic and Bench
8mm, f/5, HDR from 3 images