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Berlin U-bahn

See an earlier post on Berlin U-bahn station lettering. Now, to the rest of the U-bahn.

Typical station entrance:

Berlin U-bahn

There is also a tram stop to the left and a train station above the road.

Stadtmitte station has its own entrance sign design:

Berlin U-bahn

A schedule at the entrance:

Berlin U-bahn

Elements of wayfinding inside the stations. The list of the remaining stations of a line:

Berlin U-bahn

Another one:

Berlin U-bahn

No turnstiles, as usual in Germany. To the left of the ticket machine (white and yellow), there is a small validator (yellow and white):

Berlin U-bahn

At the centre of a platform there is usually an element with the station name and exit guide:

Berlin U-bahn

A similarly design element, but wall-mounted:

Berlin U-bahn

Another exit guide design:

Berlin U-bahn

Time to the next train, service information and a clock:

Berlin U-bahn

A compact version:

Berlin U-bahn

Ads:

Berlin U-bahn

Train are yellow:

Berlin U-bahn

All trains have an external speaker (above a window) so that the announcement are heard from the platform. The windows are filled with the pattern of Brandenburg Gate.

Inside an older train:

Berlin U-bahn

Inside an newer train:

Berlin U-bahn

Line diagrams are grouped. 5, 8 & 9:

Berlin U-bahn

6 & 7:

Berlin U-bahn

Apparently, this reduces the production cost. But this format also makes the shown lines more “related” in the eyes of a passenger, even though transfers to other lines are no worse.

A button to open the doors:

Berlin U-bahn

The system map is on the ceiling:

Berlin U-bahn

Hermannplatz station:

Berlin U-bahn

Weberwiese station:

Berlin U-bahn

A train on an elevated structure:

The photos are from the trips of March and May 2016.

More Berlin:

Jul 5   Berlin   world

Berlin street name plates

The main design:

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Below the main plate there is a place for a nano-plate with addresses range:

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This one with a red spot can be used as a nice logo:

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If a street is named after someone, there is an additional plate about them on top:

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These are two different ligatures:

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Nice name:

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Alternative design:

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Rare beauty:

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More Berlin:

See also Kiev street name plates.

May 4   Berlin   world

Berlin U-bahn station names

Here are some Berlin metro station names (photos from trips of August 2005, April and May 2016).

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My favourite plate:

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Animals:

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Another boring one:

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2017   Berlin   world

Kiev in April 2016, all the rest

Here are the rest photos from Kiev in April 2016 that I wanted to share.

In Kiev, there are several peculiar subways. The stairways from the crossing streets run down in a form of an arc, uncovered. The entrance to the subway is where the stairways meet:

These graphics in one of the subways represent the Ukrainian cities:

A manhole cover:

An airplane pictogram confusingly points in wrong direction:

The university is painted with a crazy colour:

At night it looks infernal:

A sign on a fence:

Wall art:

Another example:

There was an exhibition of painted eggs on a square — many looked beautiful:

Dnipro:

More Kiev:

2017   Kiev   world

Signs and plaques in Kiev

More photos from Kiev.

Listed building:

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A memorial plaque:

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A museum:

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Hand-written posters:

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Hardware store:

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A hairdresser’s sign:

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Another one:

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Some kind of a special kind of house:

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Don’t park here:

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A cafe:

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M & M:

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Nice curves:

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A clothes and vinyl shop:

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Nice layout:

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2017   Kiev   signs   wayfinding   world

Kiev street name plates

A characteristic Kiev street name plate looks like this:

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There is a bulb inside, sometimes:

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An old one:

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An ugly soviet one:

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The ones on Khreshchatyk look more like car license plates:

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There is also a blue design:

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And also there are these weird boxes at the entrances:

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2017   Kiev   street name plates   world

Transport in Kiev

More pictures from the same April trip to Kiev as the recent yards.

Nice yellow trolleybuses:

Not as nice:

Jitney stops list:

A stop:

Metro ticket hall:

Inside:

Turnstiles:

A poster:

Map booklets:

River station:

Anything goes to protect your parking stop. Bottles:

Planks:

This is a different kind of transport. They attach you to a cable and you fly to the island:

Looks cool:

2017   Kiev   photo   transportation   world

Kiev yards

Here are some pictures of beautiful Kiev yards.

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2017   Kiev   world

Venice

I’ve updated the “World” section with photos from Venice.

2017   world
2016   world
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