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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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Wandering Earl wanders into Slovenia

I just came across a blog by traveler Wandering Earl, who set off on a three-month trip to Asia in 1999. He’s still on the road 4,294 days later. He arrived in Ljubljana a few days ago via rail from Vienna, so check out his blog and say ‘Hi’, ok? …

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Vidblog for June/July 2011

Since August has almost wound down and I’ll be away for most of the next three weeks, there’s no time like the present for my second vidblog, combining bit and pieces from June and July 2011. Shots taken in Rabat, Morocco; Lille, France; Menton, France; Sarajevo; Monaco; in and around …

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A pair of SLO trains

From Slovenia, that is, but they are fairly slow, too. I recently made the leap into the world of video and shot these for Vimeo’s 1 Minute project. I like the idea of trying to capture the world in 60-second bits, adding some context to the beauty of the banal. …

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Enquiring Mind

It’s always a pleasure to encounter inquisitive people. This is at the train station in Brescia, Italy, on 21-March-2011, just one of several long shots I collected for a project that might come to pass at some point. I couldn’t have planned the stop better if I tried. If anyone …

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Milano Centrale update

A quick stop in Milano Centrale, one of my favorite stations, yesterday to snap a few pics and check out the progress of the massive €100 million renovation. New artworks –one-fifth of the total budget was earmarked to restore “areas of high artistic value”– appear during every lay over. No …

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