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Monday, April 15, 2013

Passing through for Our World Tuesday


To travel through Italy, we used the train. Many places were just names on signs beside the track as we sped by.






Richard Schear photos, February and March, 2013
Modern advertisements contrast sharply
with elegant old railway stations.

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Signs similar to this one, which shows the route between Pisa and Florence, were supposed to be in every train car. In some, however, we found them lacking, which resulted in some confusion on our part, we must admit.

15 comments:

Dianne said...

Wonderful place names with a familiar ring to them. I think I would have alighted at Genova and mozzied around the streets of that delightful old city for a while.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

It is a little disconcerting, indeed, to find modern ads for cosmetics and skin creams under such elegant and grand archways. I admire how you set off on your own for some of the trip to explore and sometimes take few missteps that result in a trip that becomes even more memorable in time.

Sylvia K said...

Great shots, Kay, and it does look like another terrific trip!! Thanks as always for sharing the fun!!

bettyl said...

It's great to travel but you never get to see everything! Sometimes, you just have to make up your own stories about the towns you will never see. Love you post.

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Kay, I love your photography and your travels. I agree, that ad for Nivea (the name is even icky) throws off the whole motif of that historic station. What a shame! Still, lovely pix, all. Amy

Gattina said...

That seems to be a long trip !

Fun60 said...

What an exciting trip and that railway station is just so elegant - a reminder of a bygone age.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Train travel is such fun, though! Those arches at the station are quite magnificent. Confusion is part of the deal. YAM &*>

Mara said...

But you got where you wanted to get and you got back home, so you managed somehow. Well done!!!

Carola Bartz said...

I love to travel by train, I find it utterly relaxing. I wish there were more and better train connections here in the US.

Friko said...

I love train travel, particularly long distance.
It’s so much more civilised than car or plane.

Ella said...

Wow, those are some fab photos!
I so agree it is odd to see the old kiss the new~
It looks exciting....I wanna go :D

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's good that you waited until we knew you were home safe to post this ;>)...so we know you're not still wandering around in the station or on the trains. I probably would be.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Thanks for posting to OWT. I'm finding I am always busy at 3 pm when Sandy demands I post and no one looks at my blog post! Oh dear...
Thankless sometimes...

Carver said...

I haven't ever been to Italy but I've traveled in several countries in Europe by train and I think it's a great way to see a country.