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Long Exposure Photos Turn Trains into Electric Ghosts

Public transportation in Budapest just gets lot more spectacular.

This article was originally published on June 16, 2014 but we think it still rocks!

Hungarian public transportation doesn't mess around. Since 2009, the Budapest Transport Company (BKV)  has decorated the city’s trams with over 30,000 twinkling LED lights for the duration of their holiday season. For no extra cost, Winter passengers are treated to a unique spectacle of light, one that gets even better when viewed via the long-exposure photograph.

Budapest, a city that already tops many a ‘Most Beautiful/Best European Cities to Visit’ list, manages to make even the seemingly bland utility that is public transportation into a means of disseminating beauty. If only other large global cities like NYC or Amsterdam would follow suite!

Below, more images of the tram in motion, and a video of it: 

h/t My Modern Met

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