Jason Toon

quality posts: 19 Private Messages Jason Toon

When you're riding the subway in a strange town, you just need to know which line will take you to which station. Further detail is just a distraction. So metro route maps around the world have evolved into clear, simple diagrams, where the messy crags and bulges of geography are reduced to rational angles and clean lines. But their heritage shows in their station names, their design sense, their alphabets. Can you see the city behind the diagram?

Answers are here. Please post your guesses, speculations, or arguments, below! But know this: the Trivial Eye is presented for public amusement and no prizes are offered other than that familiar feeling of aggravation that so much of your mind is occupied by useless trivia.


quality posts: 16 Private Messages codex

I've ridden on three of them. Coincidentally, those are the only three I got right. Odd, innit?

My work here is done. Pedant-man, AWAAYYY!!!


quality posts: 0 Private Messages venezuelanwiz

My Guesses:
1.- Chicago
2.- Barcelona
3.- Shanghai
4.- Rio
5.- Montreal
6.- Boston
8.- Oslo


quality posts: 59 Private Messages RWoodward

3 is Hong Kong
7 is Dallas.


quality posts: 75 Private Messages craigthom

#1 is pretty obvious if you've been to any sort of trade show there.

I once met Miss Yvonne from Pee-wee's Playhouse at McCormick Place during CES. And King Kong Bundy, and Harry Anderson. Anderson was introducing the Sega Genesis (yes, I am old), and Lynn Stewart was working the Casio booth.


quality posts: 2 Private Messages olperfesser
codex wrote:I've ridden on three of them. Coincidentally, those are the only three I got right. Odd, innit?

Same here (Chicago, Boston, Montreal)


quality posts: 2 Private Messages glibdud

#1 was the only one I actually knew. Also guessed right on 3, 4 and 8.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jtelson

1. Chicago
2. Barcelona
3. Hong Kong
4. Rio
5. Montreal
6. Boston
7. Minneapolis(?)
8. Stockholm


quality posts: 172 Private Messages agingdragqueen

#7 is easy if you are familiar with Dallas at all as that is pretty much the entire DART rail system.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages timothynohe

#7 is Dallas, absolutely. Southwwest Medical Center/Parkland. Where JFK was pronounced.


quality posts: 18 Private Messages AnniKat

I got 1 Chicago,4 Rio,6 Boston,and 7 Dallas.

Boston is the only one I'm *sure* I've ridden,
although I took a commuter train from somewhere downtown in Chicago to Lake Forest to visit my cousin. Notable because the Monday thru Friday I was in Chicago, the temperature only got UP to Zero (0) Friday mid-afternoon while I was headed to the airport! Brrr!

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