Posts Tagged subway

Marta

Marta is the bus and rail service in Atlanta, Georgia.  While I did not take a bus (or the streetcars that traveled along some parts of downtown) I did use it to get from the airport to downtown round trip and what a bargain it is!  Taxi service from the airport to downtown is a fixed fee, as in many other cities, of about $32.00.  A ticket on Marta for two was $7.00.  It takes about half an hour from the airport to downtown and once you climb out from the underground you find your way to where you need to be.

The one station we popped in and out of  was underground but many stops are above ground platforms.  It seemed especially daunting – and deep – going down so I whipped out my phone and took this photo.  Mind you, this was after we were about a third of the way down!

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Monochrome Monday – My winning entry

Let me first say thank you so very much to all of you who posted get well comments.  They made me smile at a time when I was really feeling down.  Mentioning how I’m feeling…still far from back to my old self 😦  My days seem to be spent trying to breath comfortably, being very tired and dozing off,  foggy headedness and taking medication.  I am not a fan of the “P” word when it comes to waiting to go from sick to un-sick.  But enough of me this post is about me! lol

Friday was the exhibit of the chosen photos for Midwest Photo Exchanges Print the Street photography local photographers show.  DH drove me there and with husky voice and all I smiled next to my photo as well as admired the others works and even saw a few old photographer friends I hadn’t seen in awhile.  This photo was taken with my phone and I wanted to share it with you while I had a bit of energy going.  I’ve featured this image before here in color.

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Monochrome Monday – Getting Around

There are many ways to traverse a city be it your own or one you are visiting.  Automobile, bicycle, taxi, bus, scooter, motorcycle, subway, walking and so forth; they will all get you to where you want to go.  At home we drive or walk.  When traveling we sometimes take our own vehicle or rent a car but most of the time it’s walk, taxi, or public transportation.  Subways are interesting places in that you never know what or who you may see (or sit next to) around and in the station as well as in the cars.

And negotiating how to get around on them can be easy or a challenge.  Not every city has a subway but for the ones we have been in that have, they are an affordable way to move around.  The Tube in London was very user friendly to me even with the occasional closed for that day line.  We just had to whip out our map to figure out a different route and head off with our Oyster Card!  Mentioning cards, I highly recommend that if you are in a city where you will be using public transportation frequently that you get a pass card to use for your travels.  Beats paying each time, is quicker and usually is cheaper.

I’ve used subways, trains and buses in St. Louis, Washington, D.C, Chicago, London, Las Vegas, Grand Cayman, New Jersey, NYC and Boston.  Of all of those the NYC subway system has had the most “colorful” characters and is the only one I’ve gotten lost on.  Once while traveling from Jersey City into Manhattan by myself I got to my destination just fine but when I wanted to return to my hotel…I lost where the subway entrance was!  This photo was taken in Boston while we were heading probably to The Peoples Republic of Cambridge 😉

Do you have a favorite public transportation story?  Please share.

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Product Placement and You Choose

I happened to land on this image while doing some housekeeping in my Lightroom folder; I named it “Product Placement” for obvious reasons.   After editing the color version I wanted to see how it would look in black and white.  Both images have their merits and can stand alone well but I couldn’t quite decide which “child” was my favorite.  I am leaning towards the monochrome version because of the tones and details but neither is a clear winner for me yet; then again does there have to be one 😉

So I am asking you, dear readers, to vote on which one you prefer.  Please leave a comment as to why if you wish as well.  I enjoy hearing from you.

Thanks – Teri

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Whiter Shade of Pale

Well, that was the song that this subway musician was playing on the Harvard line.  As soon as I pulled this photo up the song popped right into my head.  I wonder if he is still playing underground or hopefully has a warmer gig elsewhere. Stay safe and warm out there, Boston.  (Image first featured here in color)

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A different kind of street photography in Boston

I don’t recall where I was going when it struck me that the Copley MBTA station we had used almost every day we were in Boston was quite interesting.  So if it looks good – shoot it!  It was while I was firing away that this interesting woman just appeared out of the blue and struck up a conversation about the station and Boston in general.  She mentioned things like interesting little hole in the wall places to eat and the history of some row houses.

When I politely thanked her and asked if I could take her photo she was not about to have that but for whatever reason she did want me to take this picture of her hand.  Go with the flow I say…

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Travel Week Continues: The MBTA or I’ve got someplace to go

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, or the T as it’s commonly known, is the public operator of most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry routes in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area.  The lines are color coded (red, green, blue, silver, orange) and are fairly easy to navigate.  Besides knowing what street you want to get to, know that outbound means away from Boston and inbound means…well you get it.  The subway travels both above and below ground so one minute you can be in a tunnel and the next you pop up crossing a bridge.

The cost is $2.50 a one way ticket, which includes getting off and transferring to another line if needed, or you can buy as much as you think you will need for your travels or a one day pass like we did when we went from the Back Bay area, around Cambridge and back again.  Unless you really know your way around Boston and wish to drive, this is the easier and less expensive way to get around.  Trust me, downtown Boston traffic can get messy and let’s not even talk about where to park and what that can cost!

By the way…is it street photography if it’s under the street? 🙂

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