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August 12, 2005 8:11 AM   Subscribe

Metro Bits documents some of the most aesthetically pleasing world metro systems including the art/architecture, logos (variations on the 'M' theme) and views with a good selection of associated photographs and links. [via] (moscow)
posted by peacay (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Nice! I'm amazed that Newcastle makes it into the top 25 longest - I had always assumed it was one of the smaller ones. The picture of the view across the Tyne would have been much better straight down the river showing all the other bridges, though. And the Victorian station at Tynemouth certainly deserves a mention in the architecture section.
posted by anagrama at 8:28 AM on August 12, 2005


Favorites in in art/architecture: Stockholm, Tokyo, Moscow, and Lille. Great link, thanks!
posted by of strange foe at 8:35 AM on August 12, 2005


What an astoudingly anal site. And I mean that in a good way...
posted by benzo8 at 10:30 AM on August 12, 2005


Thank you! That tickles the transit nerd in me.

One of my secret little pleasures is when the Bloor/Danforth line subway in Toronto goes underneath the bridge spanning the Don Valley. You shoot out of a dark tunnel and out into a huge arial vista.

Pity it's not on the list...
posted by generichuman at 10:41 AM on August 12, 2005


Excellent, thanks! The Westminster Station on the Jubilee Line in London is pretty amazing ...
posted by carter at 10:42 AM on August 12, 2005


Good link. Thanks!
posted by mrbula at 10:46 AM on August 12, 2005


Very happy to see the Boston is nicely represented here, but the metros in Europe really blow the US ones away.

Great post, Peacay!
posted by WaterSprite at 12:35 PM on August 12, 2005


I moved to Montreal a year ago, and I got a big kick out of travelling all over the city checking out all the strange and lovely metro stations, so I really dig this site, thanks!
posted by ITheCosmos at 1:07 PM on August 12, 2005


Nice find! Love art deco! My favourites Berlin, Los Angeles, Moscow/St Petersburg, Munich and Stockholm.
posted by Chimp at 3:28 PM on August 12, 2005


Wow, the Russian ones are crazy, but Stockholm blew me away!
posted by parallax7d at 8:02 PM on August 12, 2005


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