Monday, July 11, 2011

Photo: A Long Train in White Rock

White Rock, British Columbia is an interesting sort of city. Squeezed in between Surrey and Semiahmoo Bay, between the beach and the towering bluffs, it reminded me a lot of California - and I'm not the only one, as I later found that the producers of Psych use it to stand in for Santa Barbara. Its waterfront is long but narrow, and is separated from the rest of the city by a rail line. Not just any rail line, either - it's the main BNSF line leading into the United States, and the only railway that crosses the border between Vancouver and Abbotsford. As there aren't any sirens that start going when trains approach - though the trains do sound their horns in daylight hours - it's a good idea to be aware of your surroundings whenever you're going to the White Rock waterfront. Fortunately, they're not moving too fast at this stage; the people in the photo got across with no problems.

Also, the effect of the heat distortion around the engine reminds me of an Impressionist painting.

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