movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Tue Apr 08 2014, 11:54pm | 6 comments
Still, there’s almost always some showoff taking the stairs. (At Russell Square tube station.)
I don’t understand… does it not look like it’s 15 floors or something?
Nope, you can’t see the height of the stairs: they spiral around. And you can’t tell how deep underground you are, either.
I’m one of “those” who has taken the stairs there and would again as long as I have the time. Not to show off, just to get some exercise and not be in an elevator. And I definitely use them to go down!
(I do this at the 190th ststion on the A, too, in NYC. Otoh, I generally take the escalator @ 63rd on the F, walking up. “On your left!”)
The tube in London is way further underground than the NYC subway is. But you’ve been here, so you know that.
Oh, yes. The subway here could never be used as a bomb shelter.
I always walk up the 193 steps at Covent Garden. I hate waiting for the lifts in a massive press of people. Not nice at all. (There are no escalators.)It’s hard work but not excessively so.
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