Landscape from the Train
The train ride from Kongtong Shan into Ningxia was lovely – small
agricultural valleys and enough railway tunnels going through the
mountains I lost count. A few times I grabbed my camera to capture a
passing landscape that struck me. Also, after the two kids one seat
over kept peeking over the top of their seat to see what I was doing,
I decided to start engaging them…first by taking their picture, then
by letting them take my picture, pictures of each other and/or of me
with them. I’m giving you a few of these. They’re classmates and had
just been happy to see each other on the train. By the way, don’t
think this is a typical hard seat train: it was morning, and the train
filled up very fast so that the last five hours or so were spent quite
crowded, with folks in the aisles.
Then you’ll see shots of the southern Ningxia agricultural landscape
as seen from the train. Lovely, sparsely populated, towns built into
dry hillsides, and so on.