Friday, November 18, 2011

Abandon Line

Even when I was a kid, I was a morning person. I was always up and at it early. Many a morning I just took off into the woods on an adventure. Down back along side the lumber company, there were a couple of abandon railroad tracks that headed like this off into nowhere. A walk along tracks like these always offered a interesting morning undertaking. I always found stuff too. Some worth bringing back to the real world; some things not even worth my time. Cool shaped sticks, old bottles, discarded girlie magazines, a lean-to in disrepair. There was plenty to explore and IMAGINE for a young kid. And the beauty was? When my 'trip' was over, it was, usually, still before 9 AM. Most of my buddies hadn't even cracked an eyelid. The entire day lay ahead.

12 comments:

  1. there's something about the call of the tracks...do you suppose we would have ridden the rails if we'd been part of the generation that preceded our own?

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  2. Ooh, I like these abandoned tracks that lead to . . .where? Like opening a book: off you go. . . to. . .where?

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  3. Marchin O'NeachtainNovember 18, 2011 at 7:50 AM

    Great Photo Bro! It is important to remember the bygone days of yesterday which will assist us to navigate through the future highway ahead. Respect the past - Embrace the future!

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  4. I love how your words jog memories out of the cobwebs of my brain. I used to ride my bike all over town and to areas I know my parents wouldn't have wanted me to visit. I saw all kinds of things.

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  5. It annoys me that a simple lovely photo (and there have been others on the internet) causes me to remember the Holocaust rather than to enjoy the pleasure of a well-photographed subject, such as tall chimneys and railroad tracks. Your photo immediately brought to mind some of the remnants of death camps that I have seen in Poland. It triggers a recalll of an historical period of massive violent proportions. Hate to do this to your reminisce and photo of a simpler and more pleasant time!!

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  6. love the exploration and finding 'treasures'. :)

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  7. I am also a morning person, I love exploring old trails like this. Morning is when my mind works best, by the afternoon I become lazy.

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  8. I'm with you. I'd walk those tracks anytime. What great fun!

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  9. We used to go to train tracks that were not abandoned and put a penny on the track. After the train passed through, we would look to find it and see how flat it was. Crazy stuff that kids do and things you remember.

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  10. I am a fan of railroads and abandons make me kinda sad... But I do like your capture!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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