There is an exciting experience riding the underground in London. You never know who you’ll meet, who to sit next to or who will make you feel a little bit boring and normal.
I am not really a fan of riding the underground, since it makes me feel a little bit claustrophobic and I always begin thinking of what would happen if I somehow got stock in the underground due to terrorism or that the station would just come falling down on me. I get goose bumps just thinking about it, and not in a good way.
Anyway, the trip from Heathrow into the city of London is something special. And worth mentioning, for those of you that don’t know, you are over the ground during the entire trip. London, being one of the largest cities in the western world, brings together an unusually diverse group of people. And you never really know who you’re going to meet and what to expect once you get into to the underground. I can’t help myself but start to analyse people and try to figure out who all these people are. Where are they going? That guy with the hat and broken glasses, is he on his way to work or is he going somewhere else? The homeless guy that didn’t get on the train, what happened in his life? The guy who listens to music way too loud? Does he not know everyone can hear, or does he simply not care? Should I tell him to turn the music down? Probably not. All these questions just pop up in my mind. Do you ever experience the same feeling? To be honest, sometimes I am tempted to follow any of these people to get it confirmed that they actually have some kind of unique destination and that they are not just there as actors on my train ride a la Truman show. A little bit creepy right, I know – and I probably never will so no worries.
Photography: This is me – not in the underground of London, but in NYC 🙂