Saturday, August 19, 2006

My fascination with the Metro

Metro station
Ever since childhood I've been fascinated by Metros, their architecture, art and operations.

When I was 10 I had already travelled most of the Metro grid in Buenos Aires by myself. I was fortunate to live in a big city with a well established grid. Buenos Aires opened its Metro in 1913, making it the world's 12th metro system and the first in South America.

To this day, the older lines still maintain a nostalgic atmosphere with its great architecture and old-style cars.

I never miss an opportunity to ride it again when I visit.

A new on-line Gallery, "Metro Arts and Architecture" shows you the best of the Metros of the world. Not to be missed.

[Update]: fixed typo

(Via Neatorama)

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