Train and Station of Yesteryear, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
© A. Mac/A.G.
I intentionally gave this image the look of a fading watercolor painting, a visual metaphor showing a passing time and means of getting from place-to-place. The colors and tones were selected to evoke a sense of not just the passage of time, but the dimming of a memory as well.
I hope it speaks or "whispers" to those who come upon it.
I love trains and songs about trains.
I remember when I was a kid (thousand years ago) there was a old wooden train station in a near by town. We'd stand on the platform and holler, ''she's comin' the big iron horse is comin'' screaming at the top of our lungs. She was magnificent, the most powerful thing on earth.
Thanks for the reminder, Mac.
Wonderful shot Mac. I r....good choice!eally like the pastel
I r....good choice!eally like the pastelI r... .Good choice ! really like the pastel
Very nice, it reminds of me of the suburb my brother lives in outside of Indianapolis, called Zionsville. Flying to BWI, then Amtrak to D.C. tomorrow, not sure there are many (any) picturesque train stations on that line.
There are a lot of iconic folk songs about trains, such as "Freight Train, Freight Train" sung by Elizabeth Cotton, Rock Island Line, sung by Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 500 Miles, etc.
When I was a little kid, spending the summer at my grandmother's cottage, there was line that ran from Toronto to Buffalo, and the track went by not too far away, and I can still recall the the steam train's lonely whistle in the night. Thanks for the reminder, A.Mac.