Sunday, 6 February 2011

The New52 that wasn't

Our town got a brand new metro at the end of last year. So far (which I think will remain for a forseeable future) it only has three stops but there are connecting trains to a bunch of places. One of the things that I had on my list of new things to do tis year was to ride the new metro. A bit silly perhaps but it will undoubtedly be a big part of our town from now on and it will be a shame to not take advantage of it.

Now I have the good fortune of having a husband who is kind enough to drive me to and from work almost every day but I do know that there is a train to the centre of town just a few minutes from our house. So the other day, when the husband was away after work, I thought I'd take the opportunity to try the darn thing out instead of taking the bus home. So I set of from work and walked the five minutes to the nearest station.

I got there and was pleasantly surprised at how nicely designed it was. Very futuristic and with lovely and unexpected art (huge metal snowflakes is right up my alley). I whipped out my camera and was quite giddy about the coolness of our town and that I would get to ride one of the new trains. Add to that also that I would get home in more than half the time it would take with the bus. Imagine my surprise when I saw that none of the connecting trains to our place went through the metro. Huh? What a complete letdown. All there was left for me to do was walk to the nearest bus stop. Crapiola.

I guess that riding the metro will have to remain on my list for another time. I did get a few cool shots though.







10 comments:

  1. I do like the design of your metro station ... but don't like that you had to take the bus anyway. :(

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  2. Disappointment! But it looks so cool!

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  3. Wow, those are really cool photos. Maybe you can catch the metro just for fun another day. Maybe it will take you to someplace new. TFS

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  4. Wow... I would seriously ride the metro every day just to see those amazing details you've captured on camera. Wow! :D

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  5. Your pictures are wonderful. Now you get to make up a fun excuse to take a ride!

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  6. Thank you everyone for your sweet comments! Hugely appreciated.

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  7. Where do you live??? That metro station is soooooo stylish!!!! Awesome photos! The nearest "metro" to me is actually the London Underground / Tube and it's been around since I don't know when and part of it's charm, is the sense of anticipation / foreboding you get as you decide the VERY steep escalators down into what seems like the bowels of the city. LOL!

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  8. Sue, I live in Malmö, Sweden. Not so far from you! :)
    I love the tube in London! It's old and dirty but very charming!

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  9. Well at least you got some great photos out of it.

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  10. Oh my gosh, what an amazing place, though! I love it when public transportation is really glitzy. LOL Hopefully they add more stops soon?b

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