A Metro Plaza Moment
A carefree winter afternoon, early February 2019, about a year before one
vile and scary word entered our vocabulary and day-to-day discourse...
I was doing some shooting at the Wiehle Avenue-Reston East Metro station - the current westernmost
stop along the Silver Line that will one day reach Washington Dulles International Airport - and the Metro
Plaza complex adjoining the station.
It's titled, simply, "A Metro Plaza Moment." But if you're perhaps looking for a
scary scenario for your cornucopia of 2020-inspired nightmares, here's one...
As three young women happily head for the Metro, the man freezes in his tracks, unable to believe his eyes
at what is about to unfold...as a woman far too scantily attired for February hauls back on her slingshot, preparing
to launch a heavy metal globe through the plate glass windows of the lobby of the Helmut Jahn designed
1900 Metro Plaza...at the precariously placed runner. (*)
He shouts a warning...but nothing comes out...his voice has...disappeared!
Or...you can just enjoy the light and forms in the sunshine of a winter afternoon, as captured on Ektachrome slide film.
Either way...pleasant dreams.
©2020 Steve Ember