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I always forget that Los Angeles has a subway at all, let alone the fact that it used to have a much more extensive one.

Parts of that old subway have sat, abandoned, beneath streets and buildings for decades. They've become part of the stratigraphy of the city, as humans do what humans have always done -- build the new on top of the old and forget about what we covered up under there. It's no different than the way Rome was built, with the columns of old buildings serving as the foundations of new ones.



'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 at 09:20:41 PM EST
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Every once in awhile people go down there and I've seen some cool pics, but I could only find the one at this link.

http://allanellenberger.com/las-first-subway/

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes

by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 02:24:49 AM EST
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http://www.gelatobaby.com/2012/05/11/las-original-subway/

great to see ya posting here again Izzy!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 06:33:35 AM EST
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the LA public transport system was once the envy of the world. City planners used to regard it as the model of how it should be done

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 03:33:08 AM EST
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