I have always loved writing, and now that I am retired I thought I would be able to find time to write, but it seems that I still manage to fill my days with activities. I have however found that while I travel, I enjoy writing about some of the interesting things we do. I hope you enjoy reading of our adventures as much as I like writing about them.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Subway . . Really?
Regis waiting for the Subway
During our travels, we try not to have to
depend on having a car. We like to rent places where we can use public
transportation such as trains busses and Metro systems. We found the Subways in
Japan amazing, the underground in London excellent, and enjoyed the historic
Metro in Budapest. If there is an underground system where we visit, we always
make use of it.
Normally, subways are only in the largest
cities around the world. Halifax does not have one, and even Ottawa functions
without a underground system, so we were surprised to see a sign pointing down
a set of stairs to the “Subway” here in Chester. This is not a large city, so
we certainly did not expect this.
Here was a stairway in the sidewalk leading
down under the streets. We decided to have a look and headed down the stairs.
As we descended the steps, the expected “Subway” sounds came up the stairs to
greet us. We could hear the trains.
At the bottom of the stairs we were greeted
by the expected underground “Subway” corridors. There were interesting
paintings on the walls and exits lead in three other directions. They all led
up to four other street corners. Nothing lead to an actual subway train. In the
middle were four large fans making the “Subway Train” noises.
Chester’s Subway is simply a way to walk
under one major intersection. It looked like a subway, it sounded like a
subway, it was called a subway . . . but there were no actual subway trains. I
guess it is actually a “Subway” . . . .