Amtrak Turns Train Route Into An Outdoor Art Gallery
Colorful murals along the tracks experiment with scale, perspective and the passage of time.
There are already plenty of amazing things to see through a train window, but Amtrak passengers traveling between downtown’s 30th Street Station and North Philadelphia Station will soon be see a unique collection of brightly colored murals hurtle past. It’s part of a collaborative project between the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program, and Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse called psychylustro.
Passengers will be able to experience seven different passages, from vast, dramatic warehouse walls to small buildings and stretches of green spaces, all of which are designed to explore scale, perspective and the passage of time.