Please follow me as we tread into a truly one-of-a-kind place: the train cemetery just outside Uyuni, in Bolivia.
Believe it or not, grownup Bolivians come here to play hide-and-seek.
As with the last post, i am revisiting old files. Hope you enjoyed the splash of color.
Surreal. And I who love, live trains. But they are kind of beautiful too, as you see them and show us.
Thanks, Bente. Yes, it was a mixture of sadness and curiosity – a bit like looking at huge animal skeletons…
I thought my monitor was faulty when I saw the colour! This is real Casey Jones stuff, timeless, atmospheric and as Bente says, surreal. Hide and seek?? Bizarre.
Oh, yes, hide and seek. Also, young couples come here for their hide-and-please-don’t-seek activities…
Bizarre, agreed. Thanks!
Very interesting. Thanks.
My pleasure – thank you!
Where old trains go to die. Sigh!
Seriously there must be millions of tons of steel there and it hardly rusts, given how dry the air is… Thanks!
I wouldn’t mind being there… Well done, Alessandro!
Oh, i loved it so much there that i spent several days in and around those trains. Thanks, Iltana.
Great set, thank you for sharing.
And thank you for the lovely comment!
What a cool place, And you captured many great photos there!
Yes, too many almost – when shooting so far from home, you never know if and when you’ll ever get a second opportunity. So, overkill it is. Thanks, Truels!
Believe it – some day you are going to be famous all over for your photography and I’m going to brag to all my friends that I sort of virtually knew him back when he was only a traveling street photographer with thousands of fans and followers on a website . . . how do you do this?!!!
Frankly, i can’t wait for you to start bragging. And when i get my first big show/publication/commission – you get a free print of any one of my photos, just for the encouragement you relentlessly provide. Thanks, Ann!
Whao, this is an amazing place. Your pictures are really good, I like the blue skies contrast with the rust.
Thanks you – i got all kinds of weather in just a few days…
Splendid shots yet again, Alessandro.
Wow, who knew?! Quite an amazing place. Well captured!
One of the greatest traveling surprises i ever had, as well. Thank you, Tina 🙂
Looks like a very amazing place…
….and great collection of pictures to introduce it.
Thanks – it really is an incredible place Glad you liked it…
When I looked at the photos, I thought and imagined about when the place was a very busy town, when the first train was arrived there (or even built there), pride the community had at that time. Amazing shots ^^
Can you just imagine when the slow train would come huffing and puffing over the horizon, and native Indians with arched noses and bright clothes would clamber in and out of the cars at the dusty stations… Another time, indeed; now everyone moves by bus.
Mmmmmm Impresionante Serie De Fotografías, Algunas Son Realmente Impresionantes… Un Saludo
Gracias, Joserasan! Mas que impresionante: yo lo encuentre’ casi halucinante… Saludos.
That is just cool. I went to Uyuni, the salt plains and the lakes and volcanoes in the area about 7 years ago and I’m dying to go back. I’ll have to check out the train cemetery when I go.
You have great photos throughout your blog. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the kind words, Jeff. I hope you make it back. If and when you do, do make time for the train cemetery, it is really a one-off kind of place…
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