Monday, December 15, 2008

The Train

What can I say, I got to thinking about trains...

I'm not sure who the photographer is but I've linked this back to Terrain Gallery, home of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation.

12 comments:

  1. I always loved trains and the trips I took on them! Great photo! Thanks! brought back some lovely memories.

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  2. oh that's a lovely photo

    I love trains

    I can hear the train whistle at night and I still find it sad and sexy, solitary yet universal

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  3. What a beautiful photo! Makes me want to think more about B&W photography.

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  4. I was conceived on a train in 1943. I so long to have American trains become a lovely way to travel again. I was instructed on the proper way to eat pancakes when I was five and traveling from Utah to Texas with my uncle. The waiters and porters were the kindest most generous hosts of their trains. White linens on the tables in the dining car. Real food cooked by real cooks. It was such a lovely way to travel.

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  5. Hi, I'm a former member of the Aesthetic Realism group. If you're not already aware, you might be interested in some of their scandals.

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  6. CR: I think you'd better an incredible monochrome photographer. I think it's hard. I suck at it.

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  7. It's one of my fantasies to go on a long train trip and sleep and dine in luxury. Sigh.

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  8. For some reason that photo fills me with dread.

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  9. I like this subject. If we built more subway and commuter trains, we could really help rebuild our economy.

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  10. Kay: the photo certainly doesn't suggest the luxurious train ride we long for, now that you mention it. I can see where it could conjure up some morbid images. Truly. I can. You must have a vivid senses.

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  11. Lib: I'm just appalled that I have to drive an hour to the train station so I can visit my daughter in Boston. The whole trip takes about 3 hours. If I drove all the way, it would take me two.

    The best train system I've ever been on was in Switzerland, where if the train is 15 seconds late, everyone gets all bent out of shape. We walked to the train station in the small town where we stayed. Every town has a station. And that goes for other parts of Europe as well.

    I agree with you about rebuilding our economy through public transit. Maybe it will help Americans see that their vehicles are not extensions of themselves and stop feeding their addiction to gas.

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