Friday, October 17, 2008

Eurostar'd


Early leaving Paris


breakfast on the train


St. Pancras Station London

I luhuv traveling by trains. When I was on the train from Paris to London, I started a list of every train trip I'd ever taken and all the passing images from out the windows that I concentrated so hard at the time to remember: beautiful vignettes of sheep/cows/horses in fields, camel herders in desolate deserts, mountain bends, river crossings, scenes of wet green rainforests, rows of eucalyptus trees in India and cypress in Italy, small villages and children chasing the train yelling "hello!"... I didn't have my sidekick canon elph then.

And although the trip between London and Paris is too short in my opinion and my suitcases were too heavy, it's the feeling of total freedom, abandon, nostalgia, inspiration, time for contemplation, exploration, (train food) that reminded me to take a much longer train trip again sometime soon.




A post train London walk

15 comments:

Krissy said...

gorgeous photos! I love traveling by train as well :)

nadia said...

Yes Ilove traveling by train as well! these pictures are great!

please sir said...

Looks like such a wonderful time - I miss traveling!

cindy* said...

i am sad to admit that my train rides have been limited to one. an amtrak ride in first grade. unless you count subways and the bart...which i don't.
but, i do dream of train travel through europe, but for now i will live through these photos.

Chris said...

Wow, you get the most fantastic shots everywhere you go. And the trains seem like they'd be a wonderful time!

raining sheep said...

I am with you on the train thing. I love trains, they are romantic. In Canada we have the Rocky Mountain Railroad which is this fabulous passenger train that goes through the rocky mountains. Sigh! Very expensive. Stop by this week, I have a little "thing" happening in my little corner of the blog world.

Aran said...

i love traveling by train too. the wide space, the rhythm, the sites... i love that last photo of the sidewalk with the leaves. beauty!

High Desert Diva said...

I think I've only been on a train twice.

Traveling from Paris to London via train must be quite an experience.

artycho said...

Love trains too! In the UK the trains are much slower than in France so I get to enjoy the landscapes twice longer! Enjoy your stay in London!

limonana said...

i adore trains as well! hope you have fun in London!

{this is glamorous} said...

Oh! Your photos have such a wonderful, beautiful mood to them -- just lovely.

mayaluna said...

I feel like I'm almost there with these fantastic photos! You really have a gift for transporting the viewer! Thank you!

Claire, said...

I love these, I love London.

ana dane said...

my favorite train ride was from berlin to warsaw, sitting in an ancient, red-velveted compartment and looking at the insane, almost unnaturally yellow fields of rapeseed in bloom out the window.

the dining car had porcelain plates, real silverware, and servers with napkins over their arms. the bill for a polish version of kaska varnishes came to about $2.50...ah, it was lovely.

vana chupp said...

my heart would ache real big if I left Paris (EVER)...I love that last picture...it captures London walks very well

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