Happy Train Day!
After a couple of days of rest for my arms, I hope I can get back to where I started this month and continue with my May challenge of World Days. (Those tendons are still quite testy, so please don´t tell them what I´m up to. 😉 )
For me trains and railways are like the supporting veins that run through our cities and landscapes, connecting us with each other and giving us wings without leaving the ground.
I nearly use them daily and I´m grateful for this very convenient means to travel that requires of me only to lean back if I´m lucky enough to catch a seat and enjoy the ride. They are – mostly – efficient, punctual – if we are lucky 😉 – and also eco-friendly.
Trains are also a fascinating objects in literature, just think of “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie or “Night Train to Lisbon” by Pascal Mercier, two books I absolutely adore.
And of course, one of the most famous trains is the lovely Hogwarts Express – a train I longed to ride in from the first moment I read “Harry Potter and the Philosopher´s Stone” by J.K. Rowling so many years ago!
And what about you? Do you like trains?