From the Sky

  • Illinois Cornfields under snow
    Various photos taken from commercial flights - March 2004 to date

Laval - Jour overture

  • Cremazie wall
    On April 28 2007, STM opened the long-awaited extension of the Orange Line from Henri Bourassa to Montmorency with three new stations, all in Laval. As much of a transportation geek as I am, I had never been on the opening day of a new train line. These are my photos from a trip that day, while carrying the 6 month old Giraffe in his backpack.

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27 October 2006

Comments

Simon

I always offer up my seat to people with babies (inside and out) and even help people with pushchairs up and down subway steps. I'm not trying to be pious, but I do. It pi$$es me off when people just ignore parents/parents-to-be on public transport. I was (standing up) in a crowded tube train in London the other day and I actually told someone to give up their seat for a pregnant woman - who was wearing a London Transport 'Baby On Board badge - and they looked at me like I had just told them I had violated one of their loved ones! Having said that, I have offered my seat to a seemingly pregnant woman only to be informed that she is not expecting but just.. er, how can I say this politely.. had a very healthy appetite?! Trying to be a gentleman can be hazardous sometimes...

Malcolm

Good thread! F insists that only ladies of a certain age offered her their seats on the bus here in SF. We presume this is because they have lived through carrying the equivalent of a ten pound bowling ball between their legs on a wildly lurching bus, and empathize. There was one bus-ride close to the end of her pregnancy when a good samaritan (white, male, middle-aged) ordered her to relinquish her seat to an older woman. 'I'm eight months pregnant,' she said to which he replied 'so you are' and moved on... Does age trump pregnancy in the moral economy of bus seating? Does gender?

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