Saturday, August 16, 2008

Once upon a time


There was a little railway station. Then the trains stopped to come. And after a long time, a new station was constructed, far away from the older one. And weeds and neglect and even squatters were left.

Today the tracks nearby are the location for cultural events such as the book festival in May, various fairs and even the projection of films during the summer evenings. The gates and windows of the station are shut down, replaced by pictorial renditions of the life that once was.

2 comments:

southshieldsdailyphoto said...

Seems railways are going out of fashion everywhere.

Great work on your blog today and a very appropriate picture.

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Becky said...

This is a beautiful old building. I like imagining what it would have been like in its heyday, people bustling, trains click-clacking along the tracks, families reunited...it's great that they've begun using it again.