Friday, March 07, 2014

Photo of the Day #99: Straight Tracks, Diagonal Horizon

This is the third photo of the day with tracks. The first tracks were regular train tracks, the second were tramway tracks, but this third photo is of something much more exotic: mountain train tracks.

Apparently since the French are too lazy to walk any significant distance they tend to build small railways even on mountains. These tracks, which look quite worn, were actually operational, with a small choo choo lugging tourists to see the mountain. In my opinion its much nicer to actually walk around and get a feeling of the place that way.

Anyhow the strong diagonal of the slope of the mountain work well with the strait tracks. And the cloudy weather works better in black and white.
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