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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

London photo: don’t even think about taking the stairs

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Still, there’s almost always some showoff taking the stairs. (At Russell Square tube station.)


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  • 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.

  • LaSargenta

    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.

  • LaSargenta

    Oh, yes. The subway here could never be used as a bomb shelter.

  • NorthernStar

    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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