Thursday, June 11, 2009

Stations

The Random ... theme for today is train stations.

I'm going to be quiet on the blog for a little while as I am heading to Johannesburg for the next two weeks. The organisation I am working for is exhibiting during the Confederations Cup and I am co-ordinating the stand at Sandton City. See you in a couple of weeks time again.

The old Humewood Narrow Gauge station in Port Elizabeth. It gets used by the historic Apple Express but otherwise is very run down and in need of lots of TLC.


In the old days a lot of small Karoo towns existed around train stations. Today many of those stations are just a shadow of their former selves.

The Klein Brak River station between George and Mossel Bay on the Garden Route is run as a small coffee shop and restaurant. I've stopped there once or twice for coffee and its a super spot just to sit and relax over a cuppa.

7 comments:

  1. Great pics! It's amazing how some things grow and boom and others just fall by the way side. I like the coffee house. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Nice essay on train stations. Sad story that is repeazting many places. Have a safe trip!

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  3. Doing a catch up...hoping my compter does not bomb out on your page as it always does!! Hence I have not been around to comment but do read your blog on my feedreader.

    Love the chicken sosaties, it the only meat I eat so when I braai its that as well....looks devine.
    Stunning photo's of the train station, only something you will find in SA...which has its very own beauty.
    Enjoy JHB and stay safe...will miss you but hope to see you around on FB...*giggle*

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  4. I would be in trouble if I had to post a train station.. we don't have one. Hope you have a good time while you are gone. :)

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  5. Believe it or not, I still have a ticket stub from a train my mother took in Port Elizabeth. I'll have to look it up and see the name on it. I think it began with a "W".

    You always have such interesting posts. See you in a couple of weeks.

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  6. You have inspired me! We going on a train trip tomorrow. Going to try and take some nice photies! Looking forward to meeting you in Jozi!

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  7. Hope you're having a great time. Missing you.

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