Means of Transport

In the end, walking might be the best way to get around…

This entry was written by Olga Schlyter , posted on Friday April 13 2007at 02:04 pm , filed under Europe, Transportation and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

2 Responses to “Means of Transport”

  • Nice collection of photos. Rome has a great diversity of transport options and, for the most part, they function—but in the kind of controlled chaos that seems to be Italy’s defining national characteristic. The state of signage in Roman public transport is appalling, for instance. Nothing is clearly marked and signs sometimes even point in the wrong direction. In the arrivals terminal at Fiumicino airport, the signs for the train station lead you to an abandoned entrance with no other signs telling you where to go. On a weekend evening, when we tried to get into the Vittorio Emanuele metro station at about 22:00, we found the gates locked and a metro worker told us that the station was closed for the night… even though the sign overhead clearly indicated that it would be open until 23:30.

    But hey, it’s Rome. I guess it’s part of the charm.

  • chaher says:

    un mur des graphities.L’urbanité est une figure ansanglanté, le point levé. c’est la machine, la mécanique. la vitesse. l’entrelat de mots que l’on ne comprend guère, a moins d’être des lieux. c’est tout au plus un mur de béton. Le béton est fort voila tout son intrêt. Le monde urbain a besoin d’une telle force. La création aussi est une puissance. voir la puissance des murs de béton, c,est donner au regard la capacité de goûter à un pouvoir sans fin… autre que notre stérilité imaginative. Mais la lumière n’est jamais très loin…accroché dans un coin il faut juste la percevoir. toute la magie se concentre là.