First photo tour at night with the new camera, got a couple of good shots but also learned the hard way that Mexico City can be very chilly before the break of dawn and finding a bathroom can be difficult but overall a fun night with plenty of shots left to process. A few things to note if you like to photograph at night in the city:
Downtown area is well lit up and safe (just be mindful of your surrounding)
Constant transportation around Reforma (even at night)
Have a return route plan (Uber/Metrobus/Metro/Taxi)
If waiting for public transportation… (most don’t open until 5am and later on Sunday)
Night life is fairly active downtown/centro/roma/condesa in case of detour
Bring a snack and plenty of water (late night cravings while exploring)
..and possibly the main one (note where you can use the bathroom when out at night)
~24 Songs You Just Can’t Help But Sing Along To~
1. 1985 - Bowling For Soup | 2. All The Small Things - Blink 182 | 3. Basket Case - Green Day | 4. Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy | 5. Dirty Little Secret - The All American Rejects | 6. Everybody Talks - Neon Trees | 7. First Date - Blink 182 | 8. High School Never Ends - Bowling For Soup | 9. I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! At The Disco | 10. I’m Just A Kid - Simple Plan | 11. Just The Girl - The Click Five | 12. Pork And Beans - Weezer | 13. Self Esteem - The Offspring | 14. Shake It - Metro Station | 15. Smooth Criminal - (Alien Ant Farm Version) | 16. Stacy’s Mom - Fountains Of Wayne | 17. Sugar, We’re Going Down - Fall Out Boy | 18. Teenagers - My Chemical Romance | 19. The Curse Of Curves - Cute Is What We Aim For | 20. The Kill - 30 Seconds To Mars | 21. The Middle - Jimmy Eat World | 22. Thnks Fr Th Mmrs - Fall Out Boy | 23. Weightless - All Time Low | 24. Welcome To My Life - Simple Plan
This is my vision of what Calgary’s CTrain (LRT) system could look like over the next 35 - 50 years.
For those of you who are unaware, Calgary is a fast-growing city of 1.2 million in Western Canada with a booming economy. Despite suffering from severe suburban sprawl, it’s Light Rail Transit system, called the CTrain, boasts the highest ridership out of any LRT in the world with nearly 300,000 riders boarding daily.
If this imagined system existed right now, here is how it would stack up:
207.3 Kilometers (128.8 Miles) of track, or about as many miles as the entire Paris Métro
121 Stations, almost as many as the city of Osaka.
The largest Light Rail Transit system in the world
If you have any any questions or feedback about this map, please feel to send something into my askbox.
Graphic designer Geoff McFetridge contributed a number of visual elements to Her, including the drawings on the walls of Theodore Twombly’s office and the map of L.A.’s transit system of the future, seen above!
Gizmodoposted the original map, which includes a variety of locations you currently can’t get to on the L.A. Metro, and bears the name of the fictitious tranist authority “Los Angeles Metro Light Rail (LAMLR)” - established 2022. McFetridge’s logo for LAMLR pictures the elevated trains we see Theodore riding in the film along with the motto “Sea to Summit.” As a regular rider of L.A.’s land-locked rail system, the future can’t get here fast enough!
sugar, we’re goin’ down; the good old days when i used to know how to head bang [listen]
fall out boy // paramore // mayday parade// simple plan // boys like girls // avril lavigne // green day // good charlotte // bowling for soup // the academy is… // all time low // the all american rejects // the cab // the maine // metro station // hey monday // a rocket to the moon // we the kings // forever the sickest kids // the summer set // the friday night boys // cute is what we aim for // my chemical romance // plain white t’s // nevershoutnever // cobra starship // 3oh!3
In a conference call following the announcement that terms of a pact had been reached, Lionsgate and Starz brass predicted that the long-gestating union will help transform the cable and film businesses and allow them to better compete in a media marketplace dominated by conglomerates. At the same time, Feltheimer refused to rule out breaking out the checkbook for another acquisition, saying that Lionsgate will be “ready for any opportunist that come our way.”
The pact brings together Lionsgate, the studio behind “Orange Is the New Black” and “The Hunger Games,” and Starz, the maker of “Outlander” and “Black Sails.” It also fulfills billionaire investor John Malone promise of consolidating smaller entertainment companies so they can better withstand the disruptions taking place in the media space — a series of shockwaves being set off by the rise of digital streaming services and the migration away from traditional distribution platforms like cable and theatrical exhibition. Merger talks have moved forward in fits and starts since 2015 when the Malone-controlled Starz swapped stock with Lionsgate.
In a call, Feltheimer predicted that bringing Starz into the fold will help Lionsgate better compete in a “fat bundle, skinny bundle, or no bundle” future — a reference to television companies’ habit of selling packages of their more desirable channels with their less popular ones to cable providers. There are fears that as consumers ditch cable packages for digital offerings they will undermine the financial underpinnings of many entertainment players.
It was a call that was full of big promises and light on details. Lionsgate brass said that buying Starz will allow them to achieve synergies without detailing those cost savings. They also said that they planned to talk to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Viacom about their role in Epix, a cable joint venture, without saying definitively if they planned to unload their stake now that they could have their own in-house pay-television arm in Starz.
“We look forward to having conversations with [our partners] about maximizing our mutual investment,” Feltheimer said.
Lionsgate did say that it planned to retain Starz CEO Chris Albrecht, who has been credited with growing the cable channel’s original programming. Earlier this week, Albrecht renewed his deal to stay at Starz through 2020.
“The opportunities are enormous,” Albrecht said. “I’m looking to just contribute in any way that I can.”