transportation thursday: train

posted by the scholar on September 28th, 2007
filed under: flotsam & jetsam, mixed media

n.b. this is a week long series on methods of transport and how we feel about them, created by a dear friend.

i enjoy elevated, commuter, tgv and other trains for the most part, except maybe when someone unsavory is sitting too close to me. the first long train trip i took was to california, when i was a kid, for summer vacation. i remember we had a sleeper car and the bathroom was tiny and the porter was very helpful. and you never think that you’re going so fast on the high speed trains in europe until another train whizzes by you on the neighboring track, and you nearly get whiplash trying to follow it. good times. i always think of it as an adventure, even on the brown line here in the city.

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florence transit map necklace, from le photique’s etsy shop

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vintage acme thunderer whistle for sale on ebay

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give leather train case at fred segal beauty

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bridget davies embroidered silk passport case at her dawanda shop


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3 Responses to “transportation thursday: train”

  1. sosser Says:

    cool. our train thinks and memories are in sync. i love when that happens.

  2. sosser Says:

    p.s. LOVE that transit map necklace!

  3. the scholar Says:

    me too! me too!

    About those necklaces: you should go see her etsy shop — she has all kinds of teeny transportation system maps and also cool photography pendants!

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