Friday, February 17, 2017

How is your memory?

Did you know there are two hundred and seventy London Tube stations? This very clever group manages to mention every one of them in this 3:09 song.



And don't forget Marie also intends to visit everyone of them and while I was initially doubtful, she has made a very good start, having completed one line and well on her way to completing another. Ealing Broadway was quite an interesting recent exploration.

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  1. No, I did not know! Wow! If would be a huge Monopoly board if all were shown on it!

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  2. I meant to reply earlier but i forgot

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    1. But pleased you remembered eventually John.

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  3. All I can say is wow! I can remember the names of the 69 stations I have visited so far but I doubt I will be able to retain the names of many more. Good for the memory to try and recall them though.

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    1. Marie, maybe they had an autocue or similar, but it didn't look like it.

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  4. I only knew the lines I travelled on regularly, either from home to work and back, or to friends. The Northern Line to Edgware or to High Barnet was mine... I owned it! But I also used the Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines, and knew those stations.

    *sigh* Alas the memory *moan* has faded since *groan*.

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    1. Hels, some people have an encyclopedic knowledge of The Tube. Your memory is doing well to clear out unnecessary junk from your brain.

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  5. Not an american thing...

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    1. Dora, it could be done for New York stations. I'll start......Port Authority, Central Park....

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  6. 270? So is that one per line so 270 lines? Or several per line and how long would it take to complete each line i wonder. I suppose it would matter if a person chose to get off at each station and look around, take photos. This could be a year long project. Seems like a good hobby.

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    1. River, that is exactly what Marie is doing. She gets off at each station and looks around. There are eleven tube lines, with a new one soon to open. Marie has covered 1 and a half over a couple of years. It will take her a long time, but she is fit. Fitter than we are.

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    2. Maybe we should join her and get fit. How many train lines out of Melbourne?

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  7. Woow too many stations

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    1. Gosia, and you will soon see some of them again.

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  8. Choo choo choo! I enjoyed the chorus ☺ Where did your fascination for all things transportation come from Andrew?

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    1. Grace, I did not have such an interest until the internet arrived. I don't know the answer really, aside from transport very much influencing our lives and being responsible for the ways cities are built and laid out.

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  9. What an amazing task Marie has set herself. Not just to visit each station but to explore the surrounds, photograph and write about them. Just amazing.

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    1. Vicor, I too dips me lid to Marie.

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