Train journey in Europe can be really special for travellers offering them views of many places they would not have gone individually. I have little bit experience of rail Europe, I have travelled in SBB in Switzerland, SJ in Sweden to Norway, SNCF in France , Trenitalia in Italy and most wonderful being DB Bahn in Germany.
In Germany, I availed both Intercity and regional trains. It is a wonderful way to explore the country, specially Bavaria. As I have previously mentioned about the Bayern tickets, the travel becomes quite pocket friendly if you are not alone. The Bayern ticket allow a whole day tripping till 3 am next day for 28 euros for five persons 😀
This time we took a train from Munich hbf to Füssen, while I enjoyed the Bavarian countryside extensively throughout the path. It was a sunny day at first, the train went through the villages smoothly with clear and bright view of the neighbourhood. We saw the paddy fields, cowsheds, solar energy production, extensive farming and tamed horses. We saw the village church and lonely bench at the end of road. Lots of houses still had the kitchen garden and flowers, though it was end of the Summer and beginning of fall. Somehow, it felt like the country side of my own country, though I expected a lots of difference!
At one station, the train stopped and this little door caught my eye . Simple, yet wonderfully garnished by the small red flowers. The overhead lamp gave a little perspective. I found it beautiful..I tried to imagine how it will look at night when the lamp glows in darkness.
It appeared as if the little door is welcoming me to come and have a look into the life in countryside 🙂
At the end of the villages, sometimes close to the stations, new construction was taking place. The claw of civilisation progressing to engulf the peaceful country life.. or may be I am overreacting.. may be they really want the shopping malls and food chains , Mac D and Dunkin’ Donuts, Company Offices and multiplexes… who knows ?
But mostly the outside would be covered with crop fields, ripen, waiting to be cut. Wind turbines would be there at the end of the fields.There will be cow farms, just beside the road.. Small tractors,.. someone working in the fields.. so similar.. so earthly
And then the sky became gray and it started pouring. I saw someone crossing the village road with the umbrella. There would be small water clogging here and there…the perfect gloomy village weather
At places, the mountains are close by. Still there would be clouds atop.. and they looked blue. The decaying sunlight highlighted the roofs. Some places are too cloudy, giving almost an impression of evening at daytime.
There are woods in between. Some houses are too close to the woods. I was wondering if they are afraid some time. We saw the deers running at the end of woods. They did not seem too afraid.. may be nobody hunt them here.
This is the station where I saw this young man and my mind started make up stories. May be he is coming home from a warfront long after.. he is tired and pained to see his near ones .. may be he has not seen his family for years… and at last he is coming back to home, sweet home!!
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