Bolivia’s Great Train Boneyard, in 16 Photos

Trainspotters tramping through South America, take note. At the edge of Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, lies what is probably the continent’s most picturesque train cemetery. Dozens of hollowed out rusting hulks, these days covered in graffiti, line a series of unused tracks about three kilometers …


Ljubljana Station – LJ Pic of the Day

This is one of only two photos I took today within Ljubljana proper – this one I posted to twitter and the other to my Facebook page. Yes, I’ve finally graduated to a better mobile phone. I’ll try not to get too out of hand. Both were taken early this …

Between Bled and Jesenice, Slovenia, 24-Sep-2012.

SLO Train – Pic du Jour

More shooting in the rain – playing with my GoPro on the slow train between Bled and Jesenice last September when a camping trip was rained out. I’m leaving for my extended trip in 19 days, but the moving van will be here in 33 hours. Why I’m playing with …

Bohinjska Bistrica Station, 24-Sep-2012

35 Minutes at the Bohinjska Bistrica Train Station

And a quaint station it is. On this quiet, lazy and rainy fall mid-afternoon it bordered on the sublime. These were taken in late September just before an unscheduled return from a rained out camping trip, another contribution for my Slovenian train station project. The goal? To snap a few …

Somewhere between Bohinj and Bled, 24-Sep-2012

A Train, a Bus and a Stolen Bike – #frifotos

My bike was stolen today, the third since I moved to Ljubljana. It was locked but still snatched in broad daylight, ruining what was an otherwise excellent day. I’m leaving in 94 days so I won’t dwell on it. One less thing to store, right? Chairs are this week’s #FriFotos …


Riot Center

Sometimes you just gotta love kids who climb railroad bridges with cans of spray paint. This pic even inspired a very short video which you can find below and watch when you’ve got 44 seconds to spare. That in turn – and this is the best part – led to …


Trains and Stations – A Fetish in Fifteen Photos

The way my mother tells the story, I was smuggled into France as a six-month old, wrapped in swaddling clothes and hidden among blankets in a crowded sleeper car. Whether the tale is an embellishment I can’t say, but I do know that that early episode instilled in me an early love for train travel. One that would finally and fully blossom when I moved back to Europe 38 years later.


Five Long Exposures Inside Shanghai’s Bund Tourist Tunnel

And a hideously tacky Tourist Tunnel it is. But it makes for some great photo opportunities during the course of its five-minute journey. Everything about the tunnel, which connects The Bund and Puxi to the Pudong Financial District beneath the Huangpu River, is so comically over the top and kitschy …


Stealth mobile street shooting – lesson two (LJ pic of the Day)

I was inspired enough by my first lesson in stealth mobile street shooting last weekend to wander out for more these past few days. At top is a gentleman patiently waiting for something in the train station’s ticket office on Wednesday afternoon. I’ve been in that position myself on occasion …


Ljubljana New Train Station, Revisited – LJ Pic of the Day

One of the most read/searched for posts on Piran Café is this one, published just a few weeks shy of three years ago, about plans for Ljubljana’s new main train station. The post read in part, as follows: The two phase project, with a total price tag that ranges from …