Public transport

relics and reclaimed city

So Berlin, totally captivated.

It's the simple stuff super connected public transport, a city brought back to life by immigration, repurposed public space, super cool legacy reclaimed spaces.

been about street art    

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can't remember last time I saw #paintedtrains

can't remember last time I saw #paintedtrains

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sunsets and beer 

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unbelievably awesome linked up public transport, with essentially an honour system ticketing approach plus crazy on the spot fines

beer gardens like you imagine, plus crazy arts/music/outdoor space mashups  

and rhubarb juice @https://www.pratergarten.de/

and rhubarb juice @https://www.pratergarten.de/

and coffee @raw-gelande

and coffee @raw-gelande

and trying to get a handle on the Cold War, I now know I wouldn't cope in a 14 day shelter with 3338 people!  lucky they've all been decommissioned  

Machinations of Stasi, completely worth exploring, gorgeous furniture vs appalling techniques and legacy  

subway station Pankstrasse doubling as a fallout shelter

subway station Pankstrasse doubling as a fallout shelter

H1 Stasi main administrative building, now http://www.stasimuseum.de/

H1 Stasi main administrative building, now http://www.stasimuseum.de/

Prisoner transfer van, disguised as delivery truck 

Prisoner transfer van, disguised as delivery truck 

stained glass

stained glass

Minister's Secretariat phone - complete with instructions about who he would speak to and how his breakfast had to be laid out

Minister's Secretariat phone - complete with instructions about who he would speak to and how his breakfast had to be laid out

NYC in delay

NYC - and to be specific Brooklyn was all about art and walking.

Manhattan storms  

Manhattan storms  

So much beauty in the street art, all the way back to the subway commissions to memorials to pieces.  

words not in the least necessary

 

little Italy @solusstreetart

little Italy @solusstreetart

East Harlem #segoyovbal

East Harlem #segoyovbal

Bushwick

Bushwick

bed-stuy #rockoandzimmer

bed-stuy #rockoandzimmer

Bushwick 

Bushwick 

East Williamsburg FC Crew

East Williamsburg FC Crew

7th Avenue subway  

7th Avenue subway  

BA: unwieldy SUBE & amazing animal art

This city is made for awesome PT, which it delivers handsomely thru buses, subway and trains.

Getting a smart ticket - no paper ones so no choice - is an expedition in itself, which you have to do on foot!

my tips: 

  •  take your passport, you need it to register for your card which costs 25 pesos without travel credit
  • can be bought only at select locations this map shows you all the spots: https://www.sube.gob.ar/MapasSUBE.aspx?id=127
  • recharging is easy either in machines but know they don't give change or at kiosks

The bus stops are also a little tricky, look up high for your number on the correct road and get in the single file queue and flag that thing down.  You also need to tell the driver the stop you want to exit at so they can load the reader for the SUBE to the correct fare.  Have fun.

A selection of my favourite animal street art, mostly from the middle class barrios.  The city council actively supports creation of murals on the side of their buildings and individual property owners do too.   

Makes for a gorgeous street scape.