Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

Weekly Photo Challenge: JOURNEY – if train stations could tell, what they’ve seen in all those decades!
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I like the station in Antwerp, an interesting double architecture – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antwerpen-Centraal_railway_station – up: the old train station, down: a new, modern version to optimize efficiency. The central train station is located in the Jewish neighborhood of Antwerp, Amsterdam. Jewish? It comes into my mind, that some surviver of the Holocaust, escaped to USA, actually are demanding money for the pain, they had to suffer in Germany by the DEUTSCHE REICHSBAHN (German railway Company deporting Jews into Concentration Camps like Auschwitz etc.). Indeed, during the World War II many train passengers made a journey into the hell.
Architecture, Antwerp
photo for the “weekly photo challenge” community of dailypost / wordpress – picture was shot by FrizzText, click on the image to enter his flickr photo collection…
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my wife Barbara, waiting for a train to Amsterdam in Haarlem’s old fashioned Central Station:
waiting
if train stations could tell, what they’ve seen in all those decades: indeed, they all have HISTORY, have seen many emotions – and still they are doing: like on Ellis Island in New York one could integrate museums on every train station, if a single person would start there to collect all those stories! A photo of every train station could be the cover for a novel like, for example, “MANHATTAN TRANSFER” by John Dos Passos.
new-book-cover
my wife Barbara, a professional photographer, made a book about a family from Turkey and their long journey over three generations: at first their grandpa traveled to Germany = the suitcase on the photo. The proud end of the story: the new shoes of his daughter in law. The grandchildren are talking Turkish and German as well …
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the following photo is not by myself, but has been sent by Joan Barrett, NYC:
A Look of Warning
photo by just jb / Joan Barrett; title=”A Look of Warning”
(frizz-comment: not every journey is bright and clear and filled with joy; others are mystic, are filled with fear …)
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feel free to add in the comments the link to your own interpretation of this week’s topic JOURNEY

related:
https://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/weekly-photo-challenge/
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http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/weekly-photo-challenge-journey

About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

57 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

  1. nice journey shot I need to upload one.

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  2. Madelaine

    This is awsome!!!!

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  3. Madelaine

    awesome!!!

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  4. Beautiful shots… with a nostalgic feel…

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  7. Great shots! Like the last picture with your wife on the bench πŸ™‚

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  8. These are great, I really love the last photo. Your wife looks so happy!

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  9. That is a magnificent structure. Great capture for this theme. Your wife is so lovely.
    Here is my entry http://wp.me/p1Cyea-1kV Thanks!!

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  10. Impressive building! Lovely way of expressing “journey”

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  11. That building is quite something Frizz!

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    • hi Gilly Gee,
      I’m impressed by your photo from
      the boat trip on the Kinabatanga river in Sabah, Borneo:
      “Poisonous green snakes nestled in the trees
      and wild Orang Utans and proboscis monkeys were up there too…”
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      – a journey only for courageous people like you πŸ™‚

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  12. Wonderful images! Quite perfect for this challenge.

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  14. Beautiful photos, Frizz. Pretty wife too. πŸ™‚

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    • I like your photo of a journey on a saddle of a horse –
      I learned horse-back riding some decades ago too – and it was always wonderful strolling with a little group of riders through the nature – timeless fun since long in the history of mankind!

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  15. What a great architecture. A station is beginning of journey.

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    • hi Nelson / digitalcatharsis,
      I like your photo with father and son on the beach:
      it’s nice, if a son has a father on his side,
      to start the journey into life!
      ( I had not, started my life in an orphanage)

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  16. i really like the symmetry of all the lines, contrasting the curves of the domed ceiling.
     
    and the photo of the traveller enjoying the journey is a great portrait! πŸ™‚

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  18. Nandini

    Very nice! Loved the second photo a lot! πŸ™‚

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  19. Train stations are like cathedrals – they hold something in their space that is tangible.

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    • Train stations are like cathedrals – yes!
      noisy cathedrals!
      I was surprised to find in the Antwerp train station (first photo)
      a balcony for passengers with sofas!
      waiting, they could comfortably watch the never ending traffic.
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      a British passenger told me, that once he had to wait there very long,
      because he had forgotten, that in Belgium
      is another time zone than in England (summertime is different);
      so he missed his following train …
      you can wait a day on those large soft sofas πŸ™‚

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  20. So many tales. I’ve visited this station, a day trip from Bruges where we stayed for a while. At the time Brussels station was being rebuilt. Presumably it is now finished…..

    http://chittlechattle.com/2012/04/06/weekly-photo-challenge-journey/

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  22. I enjoyed reading this post. Well done πŸ™‚

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  23. The family history behind the suitcase and the shoes is so poignant, not to mention so positive. As you say, the tales those tracks could tell . . .

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  25. Awesome photos… I love the expansive nature of the interior of that building. πŸ˜‰

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  26. Amazing work! Thank you for sharing your gifts.,,,,

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  27. The first photo is lovely vintage-like! Beautiful!

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  28. Great interpretation of this week’s theme.

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  29. what a big station πŸ™‚

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  30. If these stations could keep a journal, it would make for some interesting reading. Thank you for sharing these photos!
    http://creativityaroused.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/weekly-photo-challenge-journey/

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  31. thirdhandart

    Stunning photos frizztext! Great entry!

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  33. Ah, the journeys of the Jewish people during WWII that these photos of the trainstation in Antwerp in the Jewish neighborhood bring to mind! Outstanding, multi-layered meeting of the “journey” photo challenge here, Frizz. Also enjoyed the new shoes of that daughter! I imagining “journeys” she will take in them!

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