The No Pants Subway Ride 2015 Around the World, Part 2

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A participant in the “No Pants Subway Ride” sits in the Q subway from Times Square, as other passengers talk in the Manhattan borough of New York January 11, 2015. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
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The No Pants Subway Ride 2015 Around the World, Part 1

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People take part in the No Pants Subway Ride in Berlin January 11, 2015. The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event that has become a global celebration of bare thighs. The “celebration of silliness” is designed to make other Tube riders smile. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)
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The Global ‘No Pants Subway Ride’ 2014

The Global 'No Pants Subway Ride' 2014
The annual ‘No Pants Subway Ride’, which involves wearing no trousers on the underground, has seen commuters around the globe stripping off on public transport. Pictures of people in their underwear have been streaming in from across the world, with cities such as London, Berlin, Brussels, Hong Kong and Sydney taking part. The event begun as a joke in 2002 when New York acting group Improv Everywhere decided to shock members of the public by taking off their trousers.

A statement on their website said: ‘The mission started as a small prank with seven guys and has grown into an international celebration of silliness, with dozens of cities around the world participating each year.’ Continue reading »

Subway Fashion

Subway Fashion
It’s Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil and you don’t have to be a celebrity or a designer to check out these couture pieces. Subway stations were used as improvised catwalks in order to give the general public a chance to see these creations up close and at the price of a subway fare. Photos by Paulo Whitaker/Reuters. Continue reading »

Masked Hero Hauls Bags, Babies Up and Down Tokyo Subway Stairs

In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers.

“Japanese people find it hard to accept help, they feel obligated to the other person, so the mask really helps me out,” said Mr Tadahiro Kanemasu.

The slender 27-year-old has spent three months being a good Samaritan at the station on Tokyo’s western side. Like many in the city, it has neither elevators nor escalators and a long flight of dimly lit stairs.

Masked Hero Hauls Bags, Babies Up and Down Tokyo Subway Stairs
Tadahiro Kanemasu, known as the Carry-Your-Pram-Ranger, looks for people to help at the station in Tokyo on Friday, Aug 23, 2013. In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers. (REUTERS) Continue reading »

“Marilyn in New York” Exhibit at the 42nd St. Subway Station

"Marilyn in New York" Exhibit at the 42nd St. Subway Station

Sam Shaw’s photographs are on display during the “Marilyn in New York” exhibit at the 42nd St. subway station for the B,D,F,M and 7 lines in New York. The exhibit is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s “Arts for Transit” program. The show opened Thursday and will be up for a year. (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press) Continue reading »

City Hall – The Ghost Subway Station of New York

City Hall - The Ghost Subway Station of New York
It was supposed to be the showpiece of New York City’s new subway system. Stained glass windows, skylights and brass chandeliers adorned its curved walls and arched ceilings. According to Daily Mail, City Hall station was unexpectedly closed to the public a mere 41 years after opening its doors in 1904. In photographs by John-Paul Palescandolo and Eric Kazmirek. Continue reading »