belgian solar train tunnel

it’s two miles long and helps power the train between amsterdam and paris. check out the extended aerial fly over shot below. (but first hit mute because the music is so bad it might make you think this is a really bad idea.)

as the article says

“For train operators, it is the perfect way to cut their carbon footprints because you can use spaces that have no other economic value and the projects can be delivered within a year because they don’t attract the protests that wind power does,” said Bart Van Renterghem, UK head of Belgian renewable energy company Enfinity, which installed the panels.

from via the guardian

Le vélo de papi fait de la résistance

Documentaire sur le vélo à pignon fixe et sa communauté parisienne.

this is a really neat video about bike culture in france, specifically fixie bikes, why people ride them and love them. messengers, polo, tricks, and tradition, this short is worth the 20 minutes.
(subtitles available, make sure to click them on unless you know french)