It’s amazing what you notice about a place you’ve lived in for ages when you’re planning a trip overseas. For one thing, Christchurch has a lot of center-city apartments — never noticed ’em before, but now they’re everywhere.
And the other night we went out for dinner to Subway. It’s obvious now, of course, but we’d never connected the name of the restaurant to actual subways. And just as we were sitting down we noticed the decor on the walls … images of a old subway map, New York City’s no less: