Best Tropical Bus Stop

When that tiny slash of land where Denny, Stewart, and Yale meet was torn up and surrounded by chain-link fence a while back, one naturally assumed it was going to be the world's narrowest condo development. But instead they constructed the city's most flamboyant bus stop. The calming, marine blue and green paving stones, with something sparkly mixed into the concrete, swirl around a palm tree (!), and around quotations printed on the pavement for your edification as you wait. There's Shakespeare, Tolkien, Rumi, and a Woody Allen quip: "I ran into Isosceles. He had a great idea for a new triangle." Another one—"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on"—is attributed to Thomas Jefferson, which I don't believe for a second. (I'm guessing Erma Bombeck.)—Gavin Borchert

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