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January 20, 2011

If you’ve been here before, you likely know of my fondness for train tracks and rail yards. There’s just something about them, I don’t know what it is exactly. Something about walking towards that vanishing point where the rails seem to come together… where, if you stretch your imagination far enough, you can almost see Stazione di Roma Termini’s departures & arrivals board, flipping times and destinations like something from the past. It sounds like the shuffling of a deck of cards, a flapping of wings, a thousand footsteps echoing across the platforms, of travelers coming and going in all directions… continue reading at gypsy girl’s guide >>

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  1. Ashley Erin permalink
    January 20, 2011 5:01 pm

    The sound of the arrival and departure boards in Italian train stations is one of my favorite sounds ever. Along with the sounds of trains in genera. πŸ˜€

  2. January 20, 2011 6:12 pm

    I’m with you 100%. The train is magical. I’m going to have to get to Stazione di Roma Termini just so I can hear that noise. The next time you’re looking for a railroad distraction, I wrote a post about Union Station in Toronto a while ago. It’s not nearly as exotic as your destination but you’re welcome to have a peek.

    http://redbelle.squarespace.com/journal/2010/3/24/the-train-station.html

  3. waitingforastart permalink
    January 21, 2011 5:49 am

    This really makes me want to get to the station and grab the first train out of town. I always get the feeling like I’m suspended in time, like anything could happen, like I’m on an adventure.

  4. January 21, 2011 6:16 am

    I’m fan of Termini too πŸ™‚ i think i’m fan of all trains and all train stations in Europe. (for me Toronto is more exotic then Rome ;p)
    In train i always feel something what i’m not feeling in car or plain, trainsrains are so old that i feel connections with all this generations of travelers before me. It’s very romantic.

  5. January 21, 2011 2:25 pm

    I like train tracks too – it’s probably this whole “it’s the journey, not the destination” – thing πŸ™‚

  6. January 21, 2011 4:22 pm

    I totally agree with you, there’s something special about train tracks and rail yards. The pictures are great, as usual.
    Have a good weekend πŸ™‚

  7. January 23, 2011 12:56 am

    love the photos and interesting take on railroads…something sparse in this area πŸ™‚

  8. January 25, 2011 6:55 am

    Just stumbled upon your blog… lovely images!

  9. January 25, 2011 4:42 pm

    digging these photos bigtime

  10. January 27, 2011 4:32 pm

    holy gorgeousness!

  11. February 17, 2011 12:41 am

    i just found your blog and i l-l-l-l-l-love it!

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