San Francisco is one of my favorite places to visit. One of the things I like most about the city is its vintage public transit, i.e. the streetcars and cable cars. As I previously shared in Amtraking: Traveling by Train and The Story of Union Station in Los Angeles, I am a fan of trains and rail travel in general. I use the subway (Metro) as part of my daily commute between work and home, but since it runs underground, the Red/Purple Line does not offer the wonderful views and fun experience that San Francisco’s streetcars and cable cars do. [Read more…] about Vintage Public Transit: San Francisco’s Streetcars and Cable Cars
I was watching TV the other night when the movie Speed (1994) came on. For those who have not seen it, Speed is an action film set in Los Angeles that starred Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper, and Jeff Daniels. In the words of Roger Ebert, [Read more…] about Los Angeles: 20 Years after Speed
Have you ever heard of or watched the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)? It is a classic comedy which stars Steve Martin and John Candy as business travelers who share three days of misadventures as they try to get from New York City to Chicago in time for Thanksgiving. This movie came to mind when I [Read more…] about Amtraking: Traveling by Train
I am in Tokyo traveling/visiting this week. I must say, it’s an amazing progressive city and culture. So many amazing buildings here. Wow. It’s a huge city, but has a small city feel in the smaller neighborhoods within the city. Public transportation is easy to use, bikes are all over the place, public spaces/parks are great, public art and multiple museums dot the city. It’s like New York City, a bit of Chicago and Vegas lights. Will be posting more pictures when I return. Today’s picture is of the Prada store. This building was built several years ago but has an amazing look and feel from both the outside and inside. Designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meauron.