This reduced me to a quivering jelly of anthropomorphized nostalgia, and I don’t even take the Metro when I’m in Paris. Beautiful. Happy Bastille Day. The Unexpected Beauty of a Suspended Moment in 'Sub City Paris' – Video – The Atlantic.
Category Archives: Transportation
It had been a decade since I used the Toronto Transit Commission for my commute, and boy did those 10 years see a huge decline in service. The current system lacks customer service and schedule regimentation. Routes have been cut back and inspection has fallen by the wayside. It’s common to wait 20 minutes for […]
On my last visit to the US Capitol, I passed out on the steps due to the 105° heat and woke up to a quick eyeful of the Senators’ lobby where the Secret Service had dragged me inside to revive me. Pretty sure that’s used up all of my sneak-peek karma, so far as the […]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_map The first diagrammatic map of London’s rapid transit network was designed by Harry Beck in 1931. Beck was a London Underground employee who realised that because the railway ran mostly underground, the physical locations of the stations were irrelevant to the traveller wanting to know how to get to one station from another – […]
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/04/25/ttc.html An unfortunate follow-up to the report of the African dockworkers who were striking for morality, our own transit workers have decided to strike for greed and selfishness. We all expected a strike last week, and riders were all organising and planning alternatives to their bus/subway/tram commute, including rescheduling appointments for this week. When word […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070825/ap_on_re_ca/canada_balloon_crash_11;_ylt=As4TO5.s2bd7G8AkVuSDLCsE1vAI A hot air balloon burst into flames over western Canada, burning two passengers to death while their families looked on, police said Saturday. Other passengers leaped to the ground, some with their clothes in flames, witnesses said. I don’t need any more reasons to be terrified of air travel, but life just keeps serving […]
http://www.greyhound.com/ One of the worst websites I’ve ever used. I haven’t been able to get a ticket quote for ANY of the destinations I’ve entered. Unfortunately, as Amtrak service is limited, non-driving travellers to the US have little choice for in transportation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MItKb5GNePE My mate Daz keeps an audience spellbound using only his voice, a ukelele and some terrific lyrical wordplay. It’s now nearly 7 years since I was part of his transfixed audience, and I must say, I’m getting damned impatient for his next Toronto appearance. **EDIT** SU has added its usual dose of surreality by […]
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1160689842673&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968793972154 It’s reassuring to know that, as much as God hates me, He clearly hates Buffalo more: A rare October snowstorm left a section of southwestern Ontario buried in snow today, but conditions were much worse across the Canada-U.S. border in the Buffalo, N.Y. region, which received as much as 60 centimetres of snow.