- (Photo: Dave Jamieson)
As a dedicated Metro rider, I take the Orange or Blue Line every weekday morning from Stadium-Armory to my office in Rosslyn. I look forward to coming into work, and I've honestly never felt the urge to hop off the train early at Foggy Bottom. Until this morning, that is.
As the train idled on the Foggy Bottom platform and passengers shuffled in and out of the train, I suddenly felt myself propelled out of my seat and toward the closing doors. It must have been the angler inside me, for I heard the glorious and unmistakable sound of... running water.
And there it was inside the station -- drops falling from the heavens into a pool of storm water and dirty leaves, spilling off the platform and onto the tracks. I'd witnessed water dribble down the walls inside Metro stations before, but never onto a platform in any real quantity, with leaves no less.
High above the "wet floor" signs and the heads of my fellow riders was the source of this small miracle. We could hear the water rushing by on the other side:
- Rain falling from the ceiling inside the Foggy Bottom Metro this morning. (Photo: Dave Jamieson)