LED signs… FUTURISTIC CITY!
Well today on the way to work, I mistakenly got on the wrong bus and fell asleep. When I woke up I was totally in the wrong part of town. I had to get off, and take another bus to get to where I was going. Needless to say I was about 40 minutes late! But that’s not totally terrible, because I noticed something today that I usually fail to notice because I’m usually dozing off at this part of the bus route.
Now, I just want to talk about something that infuriates me. Normally I have to take the bus before 7:40 every morning to get to my office at 9:00. The closer to 7:40 it is, the more people are on the bus. This means if I get the bus at exactly 7:40, I have to stand for about 60% of the bus ride before I get to this one subway station where most of the people get off. Today, when I was late, I ended up getting back on the bus I usually use at 8:30. This bus was a double length bus, capable of holding twice as many people. More space during rush hour makes sense, right? Well the infuriating part is that THE BUS WAS ALMOST COMPLETELY EMPTY!!!!!!!!!!! It should be OBVIOUS then that the double length bus is needed from 7:00 to 9:00, not 8:00 to 9:00. Enough of your whining! What did you see? Ah, okay. Well when I looked out the window I saw this huge pylon with a sign. It’s a giant moving sign. The pylon was basically covered with one LONG screen. It definitely makes the city look futuristic, which I suppose is what the designers were going for, but come on, is it totally necessary? If you ask me, it’s kind of a waste of resources, but it’s still cool. Times Square is famous for its giant neon sign display, so maybe the Nonhyun station area will further develop into Seoul’s Times Square in the future. I’m not sure. Anyway, here’s a video showing what I saw. http://www.youtube.com/v/U1lFakvedEE&hl=en_US&fs=1&