Lisbon, Portugal, taken on April 27, 2013
Lisbon is one of my favourite cities in Europe because of its vibrancy and character. Exploring the city with a local, my middle school teacher, was the best way to discover its charm. I didn’t take a ride on it, but the little yellow Tram 28 is so well-known that it has almost become a mark of Lisbon. Run, little tram, run!
[Travel time] Bratislava is a city associated with its many statues scattered all around, but for me, it encompasses another simple word – blue. There were many blue things that I photographed during my half-day in Bratislava, including the Blue Church, the “Blue” Danube (river), and this blue tram on the street. Perhaps the bluest of them all is the city itself, which gave me a melancholic feeling of…blue. I don’t know if it’s the city in general, or just the atmosphere of the particular day that I was there. Why are you so sad, Bratislava?
At the tram stop at Meriadeck, people rush in and out of the tram. People start out in express trains, but they no longer know where they are going…
Missing the tram just as I get to the station on a Sunday means a 12-minute wait for the next ride, so I decided to walk a station or two. It wasn’t scorching hot like last week, and the 26 degrees Celsius weather was perfect for a short stroll. From Doyen Brus, I walked on the tram tracks slowly to François Bordes with 8 minutes to spare, so it made sense to go to the next station, Arts et Metiers.
Bordeaux’s tramway system is awesome, yet the city centre is small enough to explore on foot. Living right beside Palais de Justice station also makes life a lot more convenient 😉