About Us

Join Us in Discovering LA by Metro

We’re the LA Metro Duo, a couple who enjoys exploring LA via the Metro light rail/subway. She lives near a Gold Line station and he lives near an Expo Line station.

Even though we’re locals, we enjoy being tourists in Los Angeles, exploring one of the world’s most diverse cities.

We believe that one of the most enjoyable ways to explore a world-class city is via its public transit — think London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Barcelona, etc. So why not Los Angeles?

We see the Metro as more than transportation. It is part of our activities and outings, not just a way to get to an event or place. Both of us are photographers and writers. We delight in turning our lenses on the Metro experience.

Contact Us with Your Ideas

We hope you’ll join us by letting us know some of your favorite Metro experiences and destinations. Whether you’re a daily commuter or a weekend explorer, we hope you’ll gain some new “faves” here. You can contact us by e-mail at lametroduo (at) gmail (dot) com.

And if you’re a visitor, we hope this will be a resource for you to discover that it’s easier, less expensive, and less hassle to go to many of LA’s wonderful attractions by Metro rather than by car.

With this blog, we can all share our adventures of discovering Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods; exploring LA culture, architecture, and history; savoring great food — and all without a car!

So join us as we continue to explore the diversity of the Red Line, Purple Line, Gold Line, Blue Line, and Green Line — and now the Expo Line.

metro train going through tunnel

Hop aboard and join us in discovering LA without a car!

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19 Responses to About Us

  1. Andrea says:

    I love your blog!!!! I’m posting a link to your website on my page

  2. Chris Van Winkle says:


    First of all we love your website. Also, my wife Grace is interested in learning more about photography and she came across your class this coming Saturday July 12th 2014 through pcc extension. We wanted to know if I could come along as support and to just enjoy the trip as a guest or would l have to sign up for the class also? I don’t have a camera, but I do like to travel draw and write.

    • Metro Duo says:

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for being a fan of our LA by Metro adventures.
      We’d love to have you join us on one of our Photo Safari Classes. We always have a fun day of photography exploring LA.

      So, please join us Saturday, July 12, 2014 for our class, “Polish Your Travel Photography Skills”. We experience and photograph many of LA’s diverse neighborhoods via Metro –- including Watts Towers, Grand Central Market, the Bradbury Building, Disney Hall’s roof top garden, and more.

      We have a few spaces open for this PCC extension class –- here’s the link to register:pasadena.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=30279&int_category_id=8&int_sub_category_id=132&int_catalog_id=0&bit_url=1

      Since the class is offered through Pasadena City College, we need to abide by their rules and ask that everyone joining the Photo Safari register for the class.

      Check photography classes @ http://www.pcclearn.org for our upcoming offerings.


      The Metro Duo

  3. I like your vibrant use of color–it sings.

  4. human says:

    the optimism in your blog is infectious. i’m surprised mta hasn’t hired you for promoting ridership.

  5. xcentricla says:

    Wonderful blog! Gorgeous photos! I’m tour guiding this year on MM@M….loved your review!

    • Metro Duo says:

      Thanks for your kind comment! We loved MM@M also and appreciate your contribution to it! If you subscribe to our blog, you’ll automatically be notified of our new posts.

      Since you’re an experienced guide, we’d appreciate your guiding your friends to this blog and to our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LAbyMetro/ .

      See you here, on Facebook, and on the Metro!

  6. Doodles says:

    Great Blog!

  7. Tt says:


    Love the blog! Met you at park(ing) day I’n long beach!



    Tiffany Tedesco

  8. Brigham Yen says:

    Great blog! I am a huge transit advocate and urban enthusiast. Love both Downtown LA and Pasadena and gotta love our growing rail system. I can’t wait for Expo to open this Nov.

    • metroduo says:

      Thanks, Brigham! We’re delighted you’re reading our blog! We’re subscribers to your excellent blog and avidly read your posts about the development of Pasadena and Downtown Los Angeles. An essential part of that growth is public transit, of course, and all of us benefit from its development. We also can’t wait for the Expo Line to open — the nearly two-hour shlep between Culver City (where one of us lives) and Pasadena (where the other lives) at rush hour will become a 1+ hour relaxing ride.

  9. Lucy says:

    What a nice venture – and contribution you’re making! This is an LA I don’t know, since I left the area almost two decades ago.

    While you’re exploring the Metro, it would be useful to check out and report on the accessibility to persons with disabilities (mobility, vision and hearing) as well as safety issues.

    Good luck on your travels!

    • metroduo says:

      Thanks for your good wishes. Yes, the LA Metro system complies with ADA requirements — we will look into specific features at the various stations and include those in our posts. Thanks for the great input.

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