Monday, August 18, 2008

Long Island Rail Road

The Long Island Rail Road is useful because it helps you get out of the city. As with any local commuter rail line, there is always lots to complain about. The most dreary thing currently are the huge number of people having not very interesting conversations at a million decibels. Fascinating people don't let you overhear them.
That said, I adore any trains.

Friday was very stormy and the buildings in Queens looked dramatic against the dark threatening sky.

A strange beauty in overhead wires.
And very green grass because this year has been so amazingly wet.

We see the world aslant from the train, and everything very quickly.
Since I'm a very nosy person, I like the little glimpses into other people's back gardens.

Long Island is horizontal, rather than vertical. Good back yard snooping there.


  1. This first picture is wonderful! My daughter takes the train into NYC often.

  2. Awesome shots! Once in a while, you hear some interesting conversation. Once in a while. ;-)


  3. LIRR wins the prize for the dirtiest windows and the most obnoxious people. Couldn't agree with you more about the annoying cell phone conversations about NOTHING. Ugh.

    For all of the monsoons and the supposed tornado, we had gorgeous weather in Long Island. Hope you had a lovely weekend.

  4. Thanks for taking us along! I love train travel better than any other kind!

  5. I'm with you. Trains rock, and I just can not believe that most of America ditched their train tracks back in the early 1900's. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    If you want to listen in on boring conversation, just come to any Walmart in Texas. can feel your IQ dropping just by being in the same aisle as the conversing yahoos.


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