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The Hudson Valley as Seen from a Moving Train…

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Railways are irresistible bazaars, snaking along perfectly level no matter what the landscape, improving your mood with speed, and never upsetting your drink.

~Paul Theroux

Train travel is by far my favorite way to travel. I rode the train yesterday from NYC to Buffalo. It’s a trip I have taken dozens of times which began about 30 years ago when I was in culinary school. Whenever I take this particular route, and whichever direction I am heading, I try to sit on the west side of the train as it offers such beautiful views of the Hudson Valley. These photos were shot during the morning and early afternoon. Click any for slightly larger views.

Urban Simplicity.

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

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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…

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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.

Photos from a moving train…

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Urban Simplicity.