Monday, October 3, 2011
In the Ghetto
In the last post, I had quite an outburst of vulgarities and curses.
Hum, well I am not apologizing. I admit it was not very elegant but hey, this not a column here, it's a blog, a private one at that. And the issue was quite serious. I am totally bewildered by the level of incompetency we have to put up with sometimes.
Well, this post will be a lighter and nicer one. A photo-balade through the Ghetto.
When I was still in U, this used to be the name of the residential area around the McGill campus. That, of course, was in the days before the regressive ban on cycling around campus.
All photos random. Taken around 3 pm, outside of rush hour. Comments to a minimum. All right, let's start!
University St. corner with Milton.
University St. bike path, going down towards Sherbrooke St.
Notice the shitty road quality. This city is crumbling apart really.
Bixi station on Milton St.
The Montreal Urban Ecology Centre.
Looking onto Prince Arthur St. (I think) westward.
This below is the reason why painted lanes are absolute bullshit.
Another Bixi station, only one or two blocks away from the one above.
A serie of random shots in the area, i.e. I can't remember where!
This lane below branches out from the renovated Des Pins interchange but I never figured out where to take it!
Finally, back to McGill's Eastern entrance, corner of Milton St. and University St., exactly where I had the car in bike-box incident.
Make no mistake...
Even though it looks like they relate to the construction work next to it, the real point of the wire fence is to prevent/discourage cycling through campus...