Monday, January 23, 2023

Siang Kong: Shrine to a Junkyard

Filed under: places you would never know about if you didn't just happen upon them during a walk.

Monday, January 16, 2023

The North Star

Originally built in 1837, this broad gauge locomotive served the Great Western Railway until 1871.  It was scrapped  in 1906 but parts of it were saved and used to build this nonworking replica in 1923.  It can be viewed today in the STEAM museum in Swindon, UK.

Monday, January 09, 2023

Cadillac


 My grandfather had a poster hanging above the stairs to the basement.  It pictured smartly dressed man posing on the fender of (I think) a Rolls Royce.  The caption at the bottom loudly proclaimed "Poverty Sucks."


I can't help but think of that whenever i see this much vintage chrome in one place.

Monday, January 02, 2023

Blur

 


Some of the downhill runs on the Ravenglass and Eskdale can produce what seem like frightening speed, but considering how close you are to the rails, I'm sure the sensation is somewhat more impressive than the reality.  

Monday, December 26, 2022

Billow


East Lancashire Railway.  Probably taken at Moss Hall Road facing west.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Monday, December 12, 2022

Playing Tourist


Burg Al Arab, Dubai UAE.  You know you're in a tourist trap when you're looking for the best spot to take a picture and realize there's a photographer's booth positioned there charging $10 a picture.  This was taken about 15 feet away and 3 feet below the best spot.

Monday, December 05, 2022

No Traffic?



I don't know if you can ever get a picture of the the Bangkok railway station without traffic in front of it, but it certainly didn't happen the day I was there!  This is actually several pictures taken over a couple minutes while leaning hard against a lamp post.  Afterwards I overlaid all the images and erased the bits that had vehicles in them.  It took a little patience, but it did give me an unobstructed view...eventually.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Season's End

Last photo of the evening, October 29 (30?) of 2020.  It was dark enough, I genuinely could not see most of this color with the naked eye.