At the Einstein Metro Stop, Santiago, Chile

Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 733rd straight, illustrates a place where I felt very much at home. 🙂

Opened in 1975, the Santiago Metro is massive and clean, at least the stops I remember. It’s considered the most modern in Latin America –although that assessment might have been made prior to the April 2014 opening of the Panama City metro’s first line– and second in size only to Mexico City. Worldwide it’s the seventh most used on the planet.

As far as I know, this is the world’s only metro stop named for arguably the world’s most famous scientific mind of the 20th century. Is anyone aware of another?

Santiago, Chile, 18 March 2013

 

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  1. Alli Farkas says

    First thought I had, before I even read the text, was “Wow! It’s so CLEAN!!!” I don’t think I’ve ever been in a subway that clean.

    1. Bob R says

      That really stood out to me as well. Not every stop was this spotless, but overall it was very nicely maintained.

  2. 2e0mca says

    I wonder if it will be so clean when it’s as old as London’s Underground? 😉 Nice image 🙂

    1. Bob R says

      Your comment reminded me of Neil Gaimon’s Neverwhere. Haave you read it?

      1. 2e0mca says

        I certainly have Bob – Excellent fantasy. Have you read American Gods?

        1. Bob R says

          Bought and downloaded it over the weekend, but haven’t started it yet. I’m woefully behind with Gaimon.

          1. 2e0mca says

            You’re in for a very interesting ride 🙂 Enjoy!

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