Welcome to Baltimore! I love the creativity happening all around this city! Most recently, I stumbled across the brand new “Bus Stop” structure and I knew Four One OH! would have to come back and take a picture here. Even though, Glen did an awesome job capturing this piece of art, I still encourage you to see this structure in person. Located on S. East Avenue in Highlandtown the BUS Stop is a must-see!
I also thought this would be the perfect occasion to whip out my Missoni Converse! I absolutely love them! Converse surprised me with these awesome pair of chucks last week, and I just couldn’t wait to wear them. I love everything about them from the beautiful Missoni pattern to the leather chuck taylor patch on the side. They are as beautiful as they sound. And…just like this bus stop you have to get yourself over to Nordstrom to see these bad boys in person!
About the Bus Stop via Creative Alliance
Creative Alliance and Southeast Community Development Corporation in conjunction with the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), and SPAIN arts & culture, announces the installation of a permanent public art project that includes three large sculptures that form the letters B U S. Each letter stands 14 feet tall and 7 feet wide. This conceptual sculpture and bus stop was created by the Spanish collaborative mmmm… as part of the initiative TRANSIT – Creative Placemaking with Europe in Baltimore.
BUS clearly functions as a bus stop on S. East Avenue in Highlandtown, right next to the Creative Alliance. Highlandtown residents, at streetscape design workshops hosted by the Creative Alliance and Southeast CDC, requested an interactive bus shelter that made a statement for the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District.
The bus stop is manufactured in a way that is similar to the construction of conventional street benches. The planks of wood are screwed to a resistant steel structure that supports weight and prevents vandalism. As in a conventional bench, the use of planks allows the sculptures to achieve a curved geometric profile that enables passengers to assume comfortable positions. The letters are big enough to accommodate two to four people each and protect them from rain, sun, wind, and inclement weather.