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Métro de Melbourne pour Magali by Rhoufi

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Not a very artistic photo, but one for Magali so she can see that we have a “Métro” in Melbourne too.

But our trains run on steel wheels, they do not whisper into the station on rubber wheels when they arrive like in Paris.

I will try to take some more, Magali.

á bientôt

To reveal art and conceal the artist,
is art’s aim.

Oscar Wilde – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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  • 1more photo
    1more photoabout 4 years ago

    waow !!!!!! they’re much more beautifull than ours lol ….this is very french I guess, doing better outside ;-)), thanks a lot

  • mon plaisir,Magali, un présent. :—))

    – Rhoufi

  • 1more photo
    1more photoabout 4 years ago

  • Merci, merci, Magali. Now I have one of your photos hanging in my gallery, d’accord? Parfait!

    – Rhoufi

  • Junior Mclean
    Junior Mcleanabout 4 years ago

    Dam, thats sweet, NYC’s trains is pure crap compeared to this. Nice!!!

  • Hi Junior, thanks. People here would laugh to hear you praising our trains. Seems that eveyone bags their own turf. Here we bag everything the government does – it’s our national sport. I think the trains are cool, way better than when Connex was running the system.

    – Rhoufi

  • Junior Mclean
    Junior Mcleanabout 4 years ago

    Nice! Man.. people here in the city need to learn a thing or too, sadly they’re too stupid not to do whats right, thats why there’s alot of filth around and they expect the Goverment to care for them like their babies.


  • Right on, Junior. Tell, you live in the Bronx, so can you tell me why people throw their trainers up into the powerlines and leave them dangling there. It’s a sign for something, like death or something. Is it a NYC thing. It’s happening here too, but I think it’s just copying without know what it really means.

    – Rhoufi

  • Junior Mclean
    Junior Mcleanabout 4 years ago

    Oh that,nah… that a traditional thing that’s been in neighborhoods for year I think since since the 60’s or 70’s I think, I’m not that old so idk, but when I was younger I seen alot of them in the 70’s 80’s but recently they started taking them down due to reasons that it can cause possible electrical fires or signal interferences.

    Man… I wish I were back in Indiana or elsewhere. Oh well, I just do what I can to stay focus save and then when the time is right move the heck outta there.

  • Good on you Junior, you’ll get there. NYC is too far from places like Indiana. Save your money and go where the fresh is.

    – Rhoufi

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 4 years ago

    what an outstanding shot!. so many things here that make it intriguing, a sense of organized busyness … from the 50m to the beautiful bricks. to the person on the train , to the beautiful incredible blue on the metro train. geez . so clean.. how did you get this great shot pray tell? an I love its feeling all wonky . like if you dont stop to look at it . when you walk away from it it will all collide. lol. I wonder if you get that impression also ?. am I kooks?

  • No you’re not kooks. All the things you notice are there, and the “kookiness” comes from the fact that the rails are downhill – it’s the start of the decent into a tunnel. What is weird is that the platform and the train seem parallel, but not to the bricks, so something’s whacky – the platform can’t be downhill. Nice spotting, I knew there was something weird, so I’ll check next time. Thanks Isa, strange how everyone thinks our trains are so clean :-))

    – Rhoufi

  • I was just lucky Isa. I was looking for an opportunity to take our “Metro” for Magali and so I was standing talking to someone when the train stopped right there, I didn’t even have to move, just raised the camera and shot. I was having a good evening :-D

    And then minutes later this shot came my way without even moving. Sometimes our eyes are guided by unseen, artistic forces :-D

    – Rhoufi

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 4 years ago

    Flinders St? Rarely does a Melbourne train look so appealing, great lines here R.

  • I had my special “City Grime” filter fitted :—))
    On top of that I think I may have been lucky: it looked like it may have been a brand new train. Thanks Georgie.

    – Rhoufi

  • JanT
    JanTabout 4 years ago

    Fairly glows and glistens, R. Although I do see a smudge or two on the metro window. Certainly looks more sleek than the D.C. metro system, although I’ve not been back for years. Love the angles. The people strike me as stepping on the escalator and riding toward fate—accepting it, heads down, no squirming.

  • In a older short story (a gothic tale from the rail) I once described that riding toward fate—accepting it, heads down, no squirming as the forward rush of helpless abandon. It fascinates me; I’m glad you found in my photo; I see it now. This train may look clean but I’ll bet that window has been scratched on the inside like every other train. The French company has only just taken over from the last distasterous private company, so they spruced it all up. Thanks, Jan; give me rural trains any time.

    – Rhoufi

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanover 3 years ago

    …. ah ! this one looks like a paradise iI compare with the Parisian one….. no way to go to hell dear Rhoufi with such a beautiful machine :-))))))))))))

  • Ah ha! But Mephisto always chooses shiny vehicles to seduce and abduct ;-)
    There are still dark passages in our underworld. Merci :-)))

    – Rhoufi

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