Friday, May 23, 2008

Man About Town

Ever get the feeling that life is just passing you by? That’s the feel of this image in the U-bahn station at Marienplatz – the heart of Munich. The train flashing by and all he cares about is his newspaper. I love that his reflection appeared on the outside of the train though. The U-bahn system is really quite amazing. Here are some numbers, which I find quite impressive. Frequency of trains: 2 minutes during peak times. Number of trains: 550. Construction of trains: 1967 to present. Number of stations: 94. Average distance between: Just under 1KM (bus and tram are about half that). Number of employees of MVV: 2699. Escalators: 726. Lifts: 163. Video Camera 902 (about 1/10th that of London.) Happy Trails to You!

3 comments:

moworld said...

Great image - the reflection is very good.




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Kim said...

Troy, this image is fantastic! That is so cool that his reflection remained constant upon the moving cars of the train. It's like his ghost alter ego. I guess for those of us who've used trains like this for years to get to work and back, this image is SOoooo universal. But for the colors, it could be the BART train in the SF Bay Area or the METRO in Paris. Well done!!
-Kim
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Expat Traveler said...

I think this is a really great system. Wish that most north american cities would even think about doing this...