Above: Writer Simon Usbourne who's thermometer is
almost hitting the 40 degree mark. And yet that carriage
he's in looks almost empty.
Apparently when the Underground tunnels were built back
in the 19th Century there was barely any space left to create
any sort of ventilation, and perhaps even less space on The
Central line as it seems to be the most affected route.
Here's an image above that was ironically taken on The
Central line. And you do wonder if it might soon become a
IMAGE VIA TUBECRUSH
I do wonder though why we can't have air con trains like they
do on the New York Subway. When I was there I found the
actual Station platforms steaming hot, but the trains were
like fridges on wheels and really cool and refreshing.
In fact once when I was heading Downtown to Battery Park
I jumped on a packed train but then moved to the next carriage
that was completely empty. A lady with a heavy New Jersey
accent beckoned me to leave the empty carriage and move
to the packed out one next door. And when I asked her why,
she said 'That carriage is empty because the air con is broken
in that part of the train.'
So I said 'Oh I'll be fine here. I'm from London. We're used to it.'
|Below: Well there are similarities between our London Shard|
and The Transamerica Building in San Francisco. And
going through my photo files I've always wanted to put the
two images side by side.
The Shard image is one I took around late 2016. And The
Transamerica Building was taken recently by San Francisco
resident and photographer BIRON.