Sunday’s column (read it here) is the last of my vacation chronicles. It’s about navigating London and Paris on foot and by bus, subway and train. I thought the topic might be of interest since it’s so different from how most of us get around in Southern California.
Above is a photo of a “Mind the Gap” pavement warning from a London Tube stop and two videos that include a “Mind the gap” announcement: one with the male “voice of God,” the other with the gentler feminine version. If you’d like to know more, Wikipedia has a page devoted to “Mind the gap.” What a wondrous world we live in.
Below are photos of three things referenced in my column: the handy crosswalk reminders of which direction to look in London; a double-decker bus (seen, self-referentially, from the window of a double-decker bus); and two Eurostar bullet trains in a Paris train station. The latter might be in California’s future. Or not.