Not words you expect in the same sentence.
Jim McGraw submits a shot by Abigail Gawith of the Bochenheimer Warte U-bahn stop in Frankfurt:
And what, do you think, are the odds of us doing anything like that?
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It would be decried as tacky, and, people would complain because:
– there’s no escalators (either up or down),
– there’s no elevator,
– the awning looks ineffective against rain,
– the railings are not at regulation height, and
– there’s no bike rack as there’s one locked to the railing.
Now try fitting all of that into the outline of a tilted streetcar.
Oberlin College, one of the termini of the Underground Railroad helping slaves escape the U.S. South before and during the Civil War, has a 1977 art work similar to this: