Posts Tagged ‘train’

Self Portrait on a Train

November 6th, 2010

I was lucky enough to take the train a number of times this year. I can never really get enough of train rides. Especially since it’s a mode of travel which is pretty much non-existent in the Middle East. To me, train rides will always have a certain, perhaps romantic and certainly peaceful, connotation. I enjoy all aspects of travel by train, starting from the bustling chaos in the giant hangar-like boxes that are train stations.

Earlier this year, I’d been trying to slow my life down to the point where I could assimilate it all and start enjoying it again. And I think those train rides in March and April were an excellent place to start. What a perfect way to experience and enjoy the beauty of Spring! But I’ve already waxed lyrical on train rides before, so I’ll stop here.

I was looking over my archives and found these two shots. Self-portraits I took as I was heading back in to Paris. They were silly test shots, but I think they came out alright. I am pleasantly surprised by how much I’ve changed since then.

On another note, here are a few quirky things to enjoy:

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Sunset on a Train

October 22nd, 2010

I love train rides. Something inherently romantic about them. They immerse you in the landscape you pass through. And the gentle clack-clack of the rails and smooth ride make for so very relaxing an experience.

I snapped this earlier this year on a train ride back to Paris from Brussels. I was struck by the unusual colours – the soft shades of pink and purple and magenta.

For some awesome photos of a train ride through the Tea Mountains of Sri Lanka, click here.

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The Train Ride

April 12th, 2010

At one point I was on the train to Brussels from Paris. The young man seated across from me wrapped up his jacket to use as a makeshift pillow, leaned against the window and promptly fell asleep. The image of both him and his mirror double propping up the window between their foreheads as the beautiful French countryside zipped by was too much. I had to make the picture.

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