In Transit, Breclav, Czech Republic

Liquor stand, Breclav

You met Daniel Talavera’s Hlava; this is a bit more from that head’s home, Breclav, a sleepy town in the Czech Republic’s south central Moravia region neatly wedged in a V-shaped chunk of land between the borders of Austria and Slovakia. That it sits just there isn’t an accident; the city grew and prospered into… Continue reading In Transit, Breclav, Czech Republic

EC 102 (Polonia) – Villach to Ostrava

West of Hohenau, Austria, 14-Jun-2014

After a hiatus so long that I can’t even remember when or even if it began, I’m restarting my European train route documentation series with this look at EuroCity (EC) 102, aka the Polonia, which journeys from Villach, Austria to Warsaw. More specifically, this 189-second slideshow covers the route’s 646-kilometer stretch from Villach to Ostrava,… Continue reading EC 102 (Polonia) – Villach to Ostrava

Bolivia’s Great Train Boneyard, in 16 Photos

Trainspotters tramping through South America, take note. At the edge of Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, lies what is probably the continent’s most picturesque train cemetery. Dozens of hollowed out rusting hulks, these days covered in graffiti, line a series of unused tracks about three kilometers south of Uyuni, a nondescript… Continue reading Bolivia’s Great Train Boneyard, in 16 Photos