Si la setmana passada destacàvem la figura d'Alfons X, ara és el torn per un altre monarca que dona nom a una de les parades de #metrobcn. Jaume I, anomenat el Conqueridor per l'ampliació extraordinària dels seus territoris —amb Mallorca i València— va protagonitzar un dels regnats més longeus del segle XIII. A més de la seva vessant com a polític i estrateg, destaca també la participació personal en la confecció del 'Llibre dels fets', la primera gran crònica reial catalana.
La parada de la línia 4 del metro de Barcelona porta el seu nom des de que va posar-se en servei, l'any 1926.
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#OnMyCommute November 8, 2017: the train slowed down, the screen lit up, the man walked past.
15856:05 PM Oct 19, 2018
What do you notice? Not when you travel to new places, but every day. On your commute. Stuck in traffic, looking out the window. On the train, glancing up from your phone. Walking down the street, what do you see?
Exactly a year ago today I decided to start taking photos (nearly) everyday, with my phone. These aren’t colorful photos of exotic locations, but rather furtive glimpses of my often boring, sometimes interesting, daily commute.
For the next few weeks, I will share some of these photos, all in black and white. I invite you to follow along, and hope I don’t scare any of you off during this experimental departure from my usual style and subject matter.
What’s more, I invite you to share your own daily noticings (not a word, I know), using #OnMyCommute. Whether you take the train, bus, car, scoot, bike, run, roll, or walk; whether you use your phone, film, DSLR, or mirrorless, I’m curious to see what you see.
On my commute, on April, 26 of last year, I saw this man.
Other than converting it to black and white and a slight crop, I did not photoshop or alter this photo in any way.
#Mutants#Theyexist ! #tbt
🚇 ride the rocket 🚇.
Part 2: Trains, street cars and me
Let's talk about commuting in Toronto. It's really not the best. For North American standards, the #GTA has a pretty good public transit system, but it downright sucks compared to the rest of the world. I work a measly 21 km from where I live, yet my commute takes me an hour and 10 m to two hours each way! That's just preposterous. Between a bus, a subway and a street car there's a lot that can go wrong and it so often does.
My time in South Korea definitely spoiled me, there's just no doubt about it. Seoul is a city that has more subway lines that I can remember and a tangled knot of buses that do everything from small 30 min circuits around a neighbourhood to inter-city express buses that can get you across the city in less than an hour for the equivalent of $2.50. But, it's necessary because the city needs all that and more to move a large percentage of the transit-dependent population. And, here? The #GTA also has a big percentage of people depending on the @ttcinsta@yrtviva@miway__, @gotransitofficial and more! But the public transit system is slow, outdated, expensive and inefficient.