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Most of us travel to work daily and most likely we travel in a mass of fellow travelers towards a destination most likely in a inner city location. This collective daily migration also known as the rush hour is part of the city beat and pumps through the city’s veins of streets like a liquid. The public transport plays a major role in this choreographed routine. Here in London its the tube and the big red buses that take the lot.

The daily trip on a London bus as seen from the back, in a time laps animation by urbanTick for urbanDiary. Shot with an iPhone using TimeLapse, processed in Quick Time.

tlBusDailyRoute_090512 from urbanTick on Vimeo.
Music “If You Are the One to Take Me Home” by ::thinkstandard:: at mp3unsigned.com

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A completely different approach to capture the rhythm of the city can be through image or video capturing. I have been playing around with timelapse techniques. There are a number of tutorials out there, really good ones on DigitalUrban.
Transport networks are quite a simple and steady producer of rhythms. It all relates to a timetable and the frequency of the stops. Here is a clip from a Tube stop in London. Passengers are swiped in and out of the carriages onto the platform in waves.

tlCTstationFull_090127 from urbanTick on Vimeo.

The journey on the bus gives a similar impression. Here is especially the frequency of the bus stops indicating a rhythm. It is stop motion in the most literal sense of the word.

tlBusRide_090125 from urbanTick on Vimeo.

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