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Two photos and a poem about a train and a city…

7:25 
The Train was scheduled for 7:25am
I arrived early
The train was late
Really late
Two hours late
Finally we board, at various points
More than 200 souls
Passing through the state
New York
That’s where it pulls us
We ride
Then it stops
We ride
Then it stops
And so it goes
Eight hours turns to twelve
But finally
We arrive
Into the night, we are thrust
From our train cocoon
Into the New York night
Into the chaos that is New York City
Beautiful chaos
Divinely orchestrated chaos
The train was late
Really late
But I no longer remember
 

Two photos and a poem about a train and a city…

7:25 
The Train was scheduled for 7:25am
I arrived early
The train was late
Really late
Two hours late
Finally we board, at various points
More than 200 souls
Passing through the state
New York
That’s where it pulls us
We ride
Then it stops
We ride
Then it stops
And so it goes
Eight hours turns to twelve
But finally
We arrive
Into the night, we are thrust
From our train cocoon
Into the New York night
Into the chaos that is New York City
Beautiful chaos
Divinely orchestrated chaos
The train was late
Really late
But I no longer remember

[more] Photos from a moving train…

So as mentioned in my previous post, I was out of town for the weekend. And I’ve posted similar photos as these in the past, but whenever I go the month is different and so is the weather and season, which of course changes the view. Sorry if you are growing tired of these views but I haven’t. Anyhow, they were taken from the window of a moving train (the top two were taken Friday and the below four were taken today). The train from Buffalo to NYC hugs first the Erie Canal and then turns south at Albany and follows the Hudson. Click any for a slightly larger view.

Urban Simplicity.

[more] Photos from a moving train…

So as mentioned in my previous post, I was out of town for the weekend. And I’ve posted similar photos as these in the past, but whenever I go the month is different and so is the weather and season, which of course changes the view. Sorry if you are growing tired of these views but I haven’t. Anyhow, they were taken from the window of a moving train (the top two were taken Friday and the below four were taken today). The train from Buffalo to NYC hugs first the Erie Canal and then turns south at Albany and follows the Hudson. Click any for a slightly larger view.


Urban Simplicity.

(iPhone) Photos from a Moving Train…

 So I was in NYC this past weekend again and these are photos I snapped with my iPhone along the way. It’s amazing what a couple of days and a few hundred miles make. The two above were taken on the way there (even though the warm colors it was still frigid outside) and those below were taken on the way home during a snow storm and further upstate.

Urban Simplicity.

Three photos from a moving train…

Beautiful NY State. It really is. I took these photos last week while on a train from NYC to Buffalo. I love the fall colors before the snow came. The bottom photo I think is particularly interesting in that that camera focused in a the stream and everything else is a sort of blur because of the motions. Anyhow, I just came across them and thought I would share.  

Urban Simplicity.

Ten Photos from a Moving Train, and a few words…

So I took the train home from NYC today. I’ve taken this train numerous times in my life and I still enjoy it. I’ve also posted pictures of this trip on other occasions, but not since last year. I was not going to post any–or even take any photos for that matter–until the train got rolling. Then I saw the autumn colors and couldn’t help myself…a constant moving panorama before my eyes as I relaxed and watched NY State go by. The route this particular train takes, as you may already know, begins in NYC and hugs the Hudson River up to Albany, the state capitol. There, after changing engines, it turns left and follows the Erie Canal to Buffalo, then crossing the border at Niagara Falls, and continuing on to Toronto. One of my favorites of these photos is the first one above, which is one of the first I shot this morning (the photos are in chronological order). It was about 7:30am and the sun had only been up for about an hour. As the train traveled north on the Hudson there was still the full moon hanging in the sky, just above a cargo ship. It was, I thought, pretty as a picture, so I took a photo of it. Click any for a slightly larger view.

Urban Simplicity.