Posts Tagged ‘Transit’

De La Savane Metro

Live Laugh Love

Paste-up by unknown artist found in a railway underpass.

Fabre Metro

One more take on Fabre Metro, shot through an arriving train.

Streets of Japan

Photo by Taras Grescoe

From author Taras Grescoe comes a nice little meditation on what make Japanese streets particularly great. Since my partner and son went to Japan a few months ago, I’ve heard many times about how wonderfully human-scale Japan is, and how its multiple modes of transportation absolutely blow away all of the lauded European cities like Amsterdam or Copenhagen in terms of livability and transport.

Grescoe writes:

There are no cars. Sure, drivers might pass through, but they don’t stick around: that’s because there’s no on-street parking. A simple reality, which explains why the streets in so many neighborhoods of Tokyo and other Japanese cities are a paradise for kids (and cats).

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Mystery in the Metro, a Serialized Story by Heather O'Neill

Montreal author Heather O’Neill has just launched a serialized, 50-part mystery story set in one of my favourite places, the Montréal Metro. Launched in partnership with the Montreal Gazette, where you can read more about the project.

Read the First Chapter →

Chuck Close Self Portrait

I was lucky enough to have stumbled across some amazing tile mosaic portraits by artist Chuck Close at the 86th Street subway station in NYC, including this magnificent self portrait.

Metro Entering Iberville Station

Outremont Metro Light

Outremont Metro taken May 6, 2023