During this years visit to New York I made good use of the new ferry system called “NYC Ferry” that was inaugurated this spring. New York is a city of islands: first and most popular Manhattan and as the name suggests Staten Island, but the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens are also located on an… Read More New York. Exploring the city with the new NYC Ferry system.
Another entry for my ‘art underground’ series even though in this case the art is not undground but overground: The highlight of the Palais Royal-Musee du Louvre station are the arches made of colorful beads that bring some Mardi Grass flavour to the metro entrance at Place Colette.
I love using the Metro (or subway, Underground or however you wanna call it) in every city I visit. It’s cheap, fast, easy to navigate, great for people-watching and here and there you can also spot some great artworks. In Paris I loved the Arts & Metiers Station on Metro Line 11. The whole station is an artwork, honoring the… Read More Paris. Art Underground. Arts & Metiers Metro Station.
Union Station is by far one of the most beautiful train stations I’ve ever been to. From the outside it looks more like a church, surrounded by tall palm trees, but the true beauty is inside: the old waiting room with chandeliers, terracotta tiles and marble, leather seats and high windows. Union Station opened in… Read More Los Angeles. Union Station.
When reading lists about the world’s most beautiful train stations, Sao Bento in Porto almost always makes the cut. While it’s not too spectacular from the outside, the entrance hall with its blue and white tiles are what makes this station so beautiful and unique.
“The shortest railway in the world” is located in the Bunker Hill neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles and connects South Hill Street with South Grand Avenue. The funicular, which dates back to 1901, costs only 0.5$ for the short ride (only 300 feet) up and down the hill. The closest metro stations are Pershing Square… Read More Los Angeles. Bunker Hill. Angels Flight.
Despite it’s commonly used name “Puente Colgante” (= suspension bridge) this bridge is in fact a transporter bridge. In 2006 the UNESCO declared the bridge, which was built in 1893, as a World Heritage for its combination of beauty, innovation and functionality. from the UNESCO website: “Vizcaya Bridge straddles the mouth of the Ibaizabal estuary,… Read More Bilbao. Portugalete / Getxo. Puente de Vizcaya.
“Life Underground” is an assembly of little bronze sculptures within the 14th Street / Eight Avenue station (A,C,E,L trains) in Manhattan, created in 1998 by Tom Otterness and purchased by the MTA’s Arts for Transit program. from the MTA website: “…The scores of figures created by Tom Otterness to Life Underground invigorate and transform the transit environment into… Read More NYC. Manhattan. 14th Street / Eight Avenue station. Life Underground by Tom Otterness.
Another favourite station of mine: Heidelberger Platz (on the U3) in Berlin. All my posts about beautiful stations and art underground can be found here. Related Content: Times Square Station Hermann Platz, Berlin Berlin. and snow.
the east river ferry stops at wall street in the financial district, in dumbo at brooklyn bridge park, in south and north williamsburg, in greenpoint, in long island city in queens and at 34th street in manhattan. a single ride costs $4. more information can be found here. [all photos were taken on one of… Read More nyc. manhattan and brooklyn seen from the east river ferry.