Travel Photos From Trains: Surprisingly Beautiful Ugly Is In The Eye of the Beholder

By Abi King | Behind The Scenes

Feb 03

Bologna Train StationI like trains, I really do. Given the right conditions, I love train travel.

But, you know, on a shallow kind of level, they’ve never looked good to me. I’ve loved their personalities – but I’ve been clouded by their clutter. The signals, the adverts, the often dreary railtrack walls and scrawling, unimaginative graffiti. And on the inside? Well, it’s just bunch of chairs (at best) and drooling, snoring commuters (at worst.)

Or so I thought.

Yet my ongoing work (the likes of which led me to write this post – 17 Ways To Take Better Photos from Trains) has started to give me a different perspective.

It didn’t happen right away. At first, I just completed the assignments before heading back to shots I love, taking photos of nature, cityscapes, interesting people and ice sculptures in blue.

But slowly, surely, trains have wormed their way into my heart.

There’s nothing special about this collection. Except that they’ve just become special to me.

So, dear trains, enjoy your Velveteen Rabbit moment. I hope that we’ll have many more like it together – and I hope that you never pass judgment on the way that I happen to look.

Bon voyage!

Travel Photos from Trains

View from Train crossing Italy and Austria

Open road

Gare du Nord Paris

View from a train

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