Tag Archives: transportation

Switzerland: Beauty Through Utility

I do like a train: there’s something beautiful about utility and power, the simplistic design linked to function, the constrained and stripped back potential of the system. Cars show off, they are all about streamlined curves, lacquered wood, increasingly integrated … Continue reading

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What we can learn from a bike?

There is literally nothing that the Dutch won’t do with a bike. Here’s a short list of things i’ve seen people carrying around Amsterdam: the shopping, a large bunch of tulips, a dog in the wicker basket on the handlebars, … Continue reading

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Heading North: building community and infrastructure.

This is a long trip, nearly 5,000km. At the end, we will have travelled the full length of Norway and back again. It’s a mountainous and waterlogged country, where the infrastructure includes roads and trains, but also many bridges, tunnels … Continue reading

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Heading North: Charts and maps and seeing how far you’ve come.

When you’re travelling, sooner or later you realise that you’ve gone a long way. With a sea voyage, you don’t go a long way fast, but rather by just chugging on, day and night, eating away at the miles. Suddenly, … Continue reading

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