Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thematic Photographic Transportation



Our theme this week is trans - port - ation!

Thank goodness for the people that value our means of transportation and discover the importance of putting it on display for all the world to view.

From within the Science Museum, South Kensington, London.

Transportation, isn't always about the ride/vehicle itself, but more about the journey and what's right at your closest touch!

Some of my most interesting transportation around London (besides my feet) was going on tours!

Ah yes, London does offer so many flavors of transportation within the realms of sightseeing!
Take a ride on the London Eye, or hop on a boat. Which ever form you take you'll be happy you did!

I'm sharing some oldies, but goodies, some from as far away as the South of France, England and Disneyland.  But, Carmi has tempted the curious side of my photo taking adventures.  Hopefully, I can scoop up a few new "transportation" highlights from around town, and have a second post!

Never fear the unknown - conquer it!

So many means of transportation are waiting just for us!  The prosperous voyage of discoveries is always just around the corner, or just under our nose.

This man has the coolest job don't you think?

Transportation can have it's disadvantages. Especially being stuck in traffic, unless you ignore the mess and gaze out the window......

Disneyland, sunny California - a boat ride on Halloween 2011.

Public Transportation

What better way to travel on an adventure
and appear like a giant flower garden cruising through town!

Gare De Sete
The Railway station serving the town of Sete, in the Herault department of southern France.  It is the eastern terminus of the Bordeaux-Sete railway.

Meet me at the station at half past three.

For me, I have a habit of taking photos of train stations. We just don't have enough in America.

A friend told me once, "You can go any where around the twin cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota, in just an hour."  Imagine how far you can journey on a train, or boat or plane!

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Max Sartin said...

Awesome set of photos, quite a variety of transportation modes. I love the stack of cars in the first one and the colorful, flowered commuter train.

Filip and Kristel said...

Very good blog, love the picture of the tram.


Steve Gravano said...

Awesome collection Karen! I like that multi colored bus.

Jenny Woolf said...

A great little essay! Where is the flowery train?

Is that stack of cars in the Scence Museum in S Kensington? I am sure I have seen it somewhere.

Karen S. said...

Jenny, yes on stack of cars (Citroens) my fave, it's a great place and a favorite to be photographed! Did you see a portion of the plane overhead? Flowers by creation of Montpellier, France!

JJ said...

Fantastic photos. I passed up teaching in Europe this summer, and you are making me regret it.

JosephAlsarraf said...

Ya I wish they would put more trains stations here in America. I like how D.C. has one that goes across town, much easier way to travel, wish we had that went across Houston. : )

Alexia said...

Oh this is the best set of theme photos ever! I love the flowery train, and the car stack, but my pick is the trompe l'oeil guy on the ladder!
Thanks for brightening my day, Karen :)

CameraCruise said...

Great post!
As always I love you photos and text.
Thanks for sharing.
Wish you a wonderful summer.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

A friend of mine's dad bought two brand new VW bugs when they first announced they'd end production of them, back in the day.

Lovely pics, Karen. I have to say my favorite mode of transportation is taking a walk (with my camera, of course!).

Little Nell said...

You couldn’t ‘miss’ that flowery train:) Great set of pictures.

Bob Scotney said...

Good to see some pictures of London Town but where is that harbour with the boats. Now why don't we have trains as colourful as that?

Friko said...

Hi Karen,

a wonderful lot of means of transportation. You wouldn't happen to have a picture of a magic carpet handy, would you?

Love from Friko. Thank you for visiting my blog. I shall return.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...


tony said...

i Love Train Stations.Even If not travelling myself, just being around travelers can be enough for me!
Oh! and I can recommend the London Eye.The Best Way To See London!

Carmi Levy said...

I live in the wrong London. Time to move. :)