When I lived in Europe, one of my favorite TV shows was called Trains, Trains, Trains. It featured video of German trains. No narration. No music. Just being in a train while it moved along its route. The perspective was from the motorman’s seat and you’re just watching the track ahead as the train moved on. Sometimes it was a streetcar.
It was very soothing.
I couldn’t find anything like it when I got back to the states. Then I got the Pluto TV app and saw that one of the feeds on it was for something called Slow TV. That’s from Norway. Here’s how it works:
So, let’s take a ride. See you in about 7 hours:
It seems snow is everywhere in the Northeast, so let’s see how trains clear the tracks. I’m shocked that people saw the snow explosion coming their way and still decided to cross the tracks.
Folks, this does not apply only to the New York City Subway. I’ve seen all of these things happen everywhere I’ve been, and I’ve been in plenty of places with a subway/metro/underground/tube system. (Except the guy taking a dump on the floor. I only saw that in New York.)
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I’ve been to both places. Of course, I’d choose Paris.
I enjoy looking at subway maps, and from what I see here, Tokyo is the kind of subway system you can easily get lost in. (click to enlarge):
This is a fictional representation of rush hour traffic:
This is a real rush hour in London:
The rush hour in London was shot around the time I lived there. So at some point, I was on the trains, or crossing the Millennium Bridge or walking across London Bridge or on a double decker bus with the rest of the people in these shots.
This is rush hour on a bike in New York City:
I’ve done this, too, and the secret is, it’s always rush hour in New York City.
And this is rush hour on a bike in D.C.
I bike daily in Washington, and this guy is totally irresponsible. I know where he’s going and there are plenty of bike lanes, so he shouldn’t be weaving through cars and running red lights or hopping on the sidewalk.
And this is what I go through every day in D.C., because this is about a block from my office.
How’s your commute?
Just to ride the subway:
I’ve been on Metros in New York, Washington, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Montreal, London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome, Hong Kong and places I don’t even remember, and I’ve never seen anything as cool as this.
I’m ready to book a flight.