Finally, here are the pictures for the challenge 4, Transportation. I took them over last weekend, however work kept me very busy for the rest of week so haven’t been able to post these. So here they are finally.
To be very honest, I was completely out of depth for this challenge which made it extra, for lack of better word, challenging. I planned two different approach for this challenge. First was straight forward, take picture of various means of transportation. However, I didn’t have complete faith on this one. So my backup plan was to go to the London Transportation Museum. So here are mixed pictures from my two adventures.
The first picture is from London Waterloo station (No, not the one in the battle of Waterloo. That’s in Belgium). It is a big station with trains arriving and departing every few minutes, making it a desirable spot for taking pictures of train.
This next picture is at the Bank station, also know as the city or the square mile. It is a major business and financial centre. Throughout the 19th century, the City served as the world's primary business centre. I kind of like this picture among my “out-on-street” pictures. It shows six different mode of transportation (car, taxi, bus, cycle, pedestrian and underground station) along with the traffic congestion in the heart of the city of London. What more can you ask for in a transportation themed picture?
Next are the pictures from the London Transport Museum. Let me start by saying that it was a great experience to see the museum although I think £15 is a bit too much to ask for entrance. Especially in London where almost all museum are free to public.
Anyway, as I was saying, it was a great experience. I learned so much about something I use almost daily. Did you know that the first underground railway was opened in London in 1863, only 60 years after the first railway journey? Did you figure out that they were steam engines running in underground tunnels? I didn’t till I was in the museum, imagining how stuffy and awful those journeys must have been? True, I could have gathered all this information from internet sitting at home but the experience of seeing those engine models as well as those rail coaches in front of you while you are receiving this information is something different. For example, look at the way underground coaches looked in 80s
The next picture shows a map of crossrail project currently under development (the future). The first train for crossrail should run in 2017.
The last picture is again from the London Waterloo station. I just liked the way the clouds in the background gives a dramatic effect.
That’s all for today. I already have pictures for the next challenge. Hopefully, I will be able to upload them some time this week.