For those who grew up in a major city and are accustomed to this type of transportation, you may find nothing particularly special about the Metro.
But as a junior in high school, this was my first subway experience, and I am always amazed how easy it is to navigate and find my way around town.
- the subway line for your final stop
- the name of the subway station you are currently at
- which direction the train should be going to get to your next stop.
I LOVE that each train line is color coded. It easily identifies which station to exit to make the appropriate train connection.
The first day I ventured out on my own, I had to exit at the Concorde station to catch another train. The map on the train helped me calculate how many more stations until I would need to disembark.
When we arrived at Concorde, I followed the passengers off the train, and began to wonder which direction to turn.
I heard faint music in the air and stopped to listen. Could it be?! They were playing the Chicken Dance. I broke into a smile and knew the rest of the day would be just fine.
Nearly every time I exited at Concorde, I heard the same music. On my last day in the city I asked the duo if I could take their picture. They kindly obliged.
What I really love about the Metro stations, however, is that each stop has its own distinct style and personality. While I don't remember which stop corresponds to each color theme, I thought I would share just a few images to illustrate the variety.