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Marienplatz, MVG München, U-Bahn, München, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

From the World Outside & Into Munich’s Metro (WPC)

Above/featured: U-Bahnhof Marienplatz.

After dozens of visits since 2002 to Germany’s Munich, I’ve become familiar with the city’s transport network. For the city’s residents, the day-to-day work commute from the upside and into below can merge into a monotonous grind. The following images within five U-Bahn or metro sitations might challenge that notion with ghost-like and otherworldly appearances.


Georg-Brauchle-Ring

Georg-Brauchle-Ring, MVG München, U-Bahn, München, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

7am morning commute (IG)


Hauptbahnhof

Hauptbahnhof, MVG München, U-Bahn, München, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

Bahnland Bayern (IG)


Lehel

Lehel, MVG München, U-Bahn, München, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

One foot in front of the other … (IG)


Marienplatz

Marienplatz, MVG München, U-Bahn, München, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

U6, nach/to Klinikum Grosshadern (IG1, IG2)


Westfriedhof

Westfriedhof, MVG München, U-Bahn, München, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

Comings and goings (IG)


I made the above pictures between 22 and 24 February 2017 inclusive. Alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-buj.

Westhalle, Leipzig Hbf, Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Christmas rush aesthetic, Leipzig Hbf

Inspired by a similar photograph in a hotel room, I’m at Willy-Brandt-Platz at the bus- and tram-stop in front of the Westhalle at Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). I’m deliberate in experimenting with photographs made over a variation in settings. What I like is the tram moving into the frame from the left, the light stripes parallel to the lines of the building in the background, and leading to the waiting crowds at the right. And the Christmas consumer streak continues …

Thanks to Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH (LTM) and InterCityHotel Leipzig for their kind hospitality. Access to public transport was kindly provided by LTM and the MDV Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund regional transport authority. I made the photo above on 2 December 2014 with the Canon 6D, EF 24-105 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/4s, f/4, ISO640, 28mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6jv.

Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz, City Tunnel, S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland, Leipzig, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Leipzig City Tunnel, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz

From the top of the stairs near street level, this is the view down into the station at Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz, one of four stations in the Leipzig City Tunnel through which trains from the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland network traverse through Leipzig and the surrounding region. For its role as one of the venues during 1989’s East German Peaceful Revolution, the square at street level by the name of Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz is also called Platz der Friedlichen Revolution (Peaceful Revolution Square).

My thanks to Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH (LTM), InterCityHotel Leipzig, and the MDV Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund regional transport authority. I made the photo above on 4 December 2014 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/25s, f/8, ISO5000, 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6vn.

Blue streak, Bayerischer Bhf, Leipzig, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Blue streak, Leipzig Bayerischer Bhf

As one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the state of Saxony, the City Tunnel created four new underground stations in the city of Leipzig: Hauptbahnhof, Markt, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz, and Bayerischer Bahnhof. These form the new backbone for the new S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland train network which began operation in December 2013. Here, an S-Bahn train is pictured departing the station, leaving behind a blurry trail in front of a well-defined stripe of blue.

I made the photo above on 4 December 2014 with the Canon 6D camera and EF 24-105 L-lens with the following settings: 1/4s, f/8, ISO640, 24mm focal length. Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH kindly hosted my two-day visit to Leipzig. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6si.

Hong Kong: almost China at the Lo Wu gateway

I’m at the turnstiles, off to the side from the steady stream of people going through to the other side.

I’m standing on the one side in Hong Kong (香港).

The other side is the city of Shenzhen in the People’s Republic of China’s province of Guangdong (Kwangtung | 廣東 | 广东).

MTR trains come in from Hong Kong and stop here at the end of the line. People pour out of the trains, and head for Shenzhen. There are occasional lulls in between frequent arrivals and departures of the trains, reminding me I’m in the middle of the countryside and at the frontier section separating between what most people know as Hong Kong and China.

Over on the “other” side, Shenzhen is a strong economic force, helped along by its special designation as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), but there’s still a special allure for many to working inside Hong Kong’s Special Administrative Region. MTR rail passengers depart Hong Kong and enter Shenzhen at either the Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau (Spur Line) crossings. The average cross-border passenger traffic numbers are 220,000 and 80,000 people per day, at Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau, respectively (Source 1, Source 2).

From an economic, urban planning, and logistics point of view, it’s no surprise there’s a push to amalgamate Shenzhen with Hong Kong to create a super-metropolis here at the mouth of the Pearl River. Hong Kong has over 7 million people, whereas the population of neighbouring Shenzhen exceeds 13 million. Many would like to see easier and faster movement of goods and people between the two cities, but many in Hong Kong fear an exacerbation of existing problems with overcrowding and overburdened resources.

But what of the people going back and forth? How many from China and/or Shenzhen enter Hong Kong for work or school, and reverse course at the end of every day? How many from Hong Kong go to work in Shenzhen?

I wonder what the daily routine is for someone going back and forth between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. I watch patiently, and I wonder what it’s like on the other side. I have no doubt there’s someone on the other side in Shenzhen who’s wondering the same thing.

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