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6/29/2012

All aboard the Magritte train

Filed under: — stan @ 6:52 am

A few years ago, I went to see an exhibit at LACMA about Rene Magritte. When we were there, we saw his famous painting, “The Treachery of Images“:

this is not a pipe

Magritte is known for sort of teasing the viewer with images that can be self-contradictory, like the pipe with the caption, “This is not a pipe”.

So I thought of this last weekend when I was riding the train to downtown San Diego for the stair climb. I saw this pull into the station:

this train is not red

Who knew that the San Diego MTS had a surrealistic bent?

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