Saturday, February 11, 2012

Trains Are Sexy

I love so very many things about my life in Japan. One of them is being able to grab a train even from my middle of Nowhere to get to Somewhere that has some comforts of home (Starbucks. McDonald's. Don't judge.) and the bonus of a wider variety of people than the handful in my inaka town. The destination is nice enough, but, really, for me, the journey is at least half the fun.

I love trains. I love people watching or gazing idly out the window while rolling past Japan's insanely beautiful countryside scenery or bustling city life. I love studying on a train without the distraction of my computer or dishes or laundry vying for my attention. I love allowing myself to be lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of the train and automatically waking up at the station just before mine, a skill people seem to have from birth here. I love marveling at how man revises terrain to suit our needs when going through tunnels carved into hills/mountains. I love being on train platforms when a fancy-pants non-stop train blows through the no-reason-to-stop-here-hicktown station with the rhythmic ti-click ti-clack ti-click ti-clack and so much speed and power and wind in my hair that it leaves me feeling all breathless and invigorated. I guess what I'm saying is that I think trains are kind of sexy.
27(1) - Leaving Tiny Town on a Friday Afternoon for a Study Date in Town with Myself
(Taken on my iPhone, toyed with in Photobucket)
27(2)/366 - Go By Train
(Taken on my iPhone, toyed with - repeatedly - in BeFunkyPro app.
Couldn't choose one, so you get four)

4 comments:

  1. Trains are not very reliable here in Belgium. Do Japanese trains arrive on time?

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    1. Trains are almost always right on time here. Once in awhile there is a delay, but it is fairly rare. :)

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  2. No trains where I live, but I've always thought a AmTrak trip would be fun. Love the train shots here.

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  3. NYC Subways scare the crap outta me. I'm not a fan.

    But the Railroad...above ground. All for it!

    :)

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