On the tracks


The railway system seems apparently very simple
trains run on rails from station to station.
Okay there are sometimes problems with schedules
and maybe snow in the winter or leaves in the fall on the tracks
but apart this then it should be very simple, isn’t it true ..?

That is until you see the many mazes of tracks – really intricate
what kind of people brains are architects of these ..?

The train drivers must be heroic and brave knights
in our modern world then are the shifts of the tracks computerized
but in the good old days when it was manually human work
maybe the heroes of the past, who with long rods did the job with virtuosity.


My mind rebels at stagnation
so give me problems
so give me work
so give me the most abstruse cryptogram
or the most intricate analysis
and I am in my own proper atmosphere.
but I abhor the dull routine of existence
I crave for mental exaltation
(Arthur Conan Doyle – british writer)


The inspiration comes from the worth visiting blog “Ese’s Voice
Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge Theme: “Intricate

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28 tanker om “On the tracks

  1. This one I really enjoyed – those mazes of tracks are fascinating! Especially to compare the way they use to be and how much the world has developed. Don’t you agree there is something really beautiful about the simplicity of the old tracks, Drake?
    And ACD has got it just about right, if you ask me 🙂

  2. This is a great post, Drake! Yes, the railways are very “intricate” as well as the mental “rails”: great comparison! I am a fun of si A. Conan Doyle and I appreciate very much the quote, especially, that, like him, “I abhor the dull routine of existence “… but unfortunately we have to accept it most of the times. 😉 Have a nice evening.

  3. Oh my! Cannot imagine that maze being handled manually!! Shall have to check if all our lines are computerised! You might have put me off train travel for a while Ledrake 🙂

  4. Great pics! Looks like my brain (but I didn’t have anything to do with designing the tracks) 🙂
    I love train travel, and I love mental stimulation. That’s why my life is one creative project after another, and why I like visiting your blog. _Resa xo

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