- A mural for the cyclists. (Photo: John Hendel)
The photo above is one of the many colorful, fantastic murals hidden along the path of the Metropolitan Branch Trail. I took the shot when I accompanied a grassroots security patrol, held multiple times weekly now as a deterrent to some of the crimes along the Met Branch that have been reported in recent months. One robbery occurred this past weekend, and another happened on Monday morning — against a biker, then, the subject of the mural above. What a shame to have those risks juxtaposed against such gorgeous art.