Monday, June 14, 2010

At the Railway Station

This is a place that we have long abandoned. It ever led us to some other places that we had wished to. It did enjoy its moments of glory during which many languages had been overheard in either happy or sad tones, and from the young or the elders.

We have long abandoned this place, but it is not true as to these little yellow flowers. Both of them never catch the eye of the passers-by, but this place is now a paradise of the later.

"I am very much happy even though I am nameless. I am pretty."

28 comments:

Mike said...

Rainfields very poetic but as an aging train spotter I have some burning questions.

Where is the abandoned line?

Is it on Penang?

Anonymous said...

beautiful pictures!

loshini

Frieda said...

The pictures are simple and pretty...the description is lovely.
Funny coincidence: yesterday I took a picture of some flowers at train station, too. Mine are blue, but I don't know their name.

Life Ramblings said...

these flowers are common and can be found almost everywhere and are often ignored.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Delightful..and They enlarge nicely- bringing otherwise ignored beauty to light..I would of noticed you dear:)) lol

wiseacre said...

Those are easy tracks to follow.

lim said...

so nice

Bengbeng said...

nameless but indeed pretty

betchai said...

you are correct, actually the flower is in paradise since no one will harm her :)

George said...

It's a shame that the rail line has been abandoned, but it is a great place for these pretty yellow flowers to bloom and show off. I'm glad you spotted them.

Eng said...

sometimes, we find the most common and mundane of things are the most beautiful when shown to us in different light and perspective...i so love those old tracks with weeds growing on it...simply beautiful


oh! and i like the new blog design!

eng

Icy BC said...

You changed the look of your blog! I like it!

Beautiful photos of abandoned railway, Rainfield!

Ginnymo said...

I like this post Rain. Great photos of an abandoned rail line. I like your new blog look also!!

The Retired One said...

I really liked these photos....the nostalga of the lonely train tracks along with a "weed" that we see as flowers....loved the mood of these shots..great job!!!

Mei Teng said...

Those tracks definitely looked abandoned.

VanillaSeven said...

Beware of the ghost train rainfield...

mommyscchoo@yahoo.com said...

drop by to say hello

Ratty said...

These are some of my favorite pictures from you because I really like places like this. I always wanted to do some like this too, but I don't live very close to any railroads anymore. This is the same condition most of our railroads are in here. They're becoming a thing of the past.

I like the changes you've made to your blog layout.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Uih? Cerok tokun has a railway?

Kirigalpoththa said...

You notice interesting things that we usually ignore.

Love your new theme too.

rainfield61 said...

Mike:
Oh, this abandoned line is found at Bukit Mertajam, the next station after Butterworth, Penang.

Loshini:
Thank you very much.

Frieda:
The world is always full of coincidence. We may meet each other somewhere sometime just by coincidence. Who know?

Life Ramblings:
We have long ignored many things. We will be delighted if are able to pick up one or two.

Kilauea Poetry:
Delightful by a simple macro, to you and to me.

wiseacre:
Yes yes, they are easy tracks, but lead to nowhere currently.

lim:
So happy to see you here.

Bengbeng:
Nameless hero/heroin?

betchai:
Have you found your paradise?

George:
I am glad I am able to appreciate them, and am glad you love them as well.

Eng:
You have the eye of seeing ordinary beauties. They charm inside your blog.

Icy BC/Gynnymo:
Thank you.

The Retired One:
Love the mood of these shots... and you lured me to imagine further.

Mei Teng:
They are of course looked abandoned in a city.

VanillaSeven:
I shall re-visit to find one. Just do not know what is the appropriate tieme.

mommyscchoo:
And this is my loud Hellllllloooooo to you.

Ratty:
This is just a break from my Cerok Tokun hike. I took all these pictures while my son was waiting for the train to Singapore.

Willie:
Once upon a time, there was a railway that started from Cerok Tokun and led the passengers to the Paradise. But most of us are now too bad to be eligible for the trip, it was abandoned.

Kirigalpoththa:
I am able to notice them because I wear a pair of spectacles.

Diane AZ said...

Innocent little flowers thriving at the abandoned railway station. They are nameless, know nothing and want nothing, but are happy... what could be more beautiful?

Poetic Shutterbug said...

She is in her own little world, confident and strong and away from the distractions that could harm her. Beautifully done, Rainfield.

Cheryl said...

As the saying goes "its the little things in life" and that is how I look at the little flowers.

Tabib said...

Oh..no!..I am nameless?
I'm Coat Button grass flowers - (Tridax procumbens)

AVCr8teur said...

Life is growing back into this abandoned railroad.

Harumi said...

Wow.. you've changed the theme! Looks really nice and refreshing.. esp. all this greens. =D

The 1st pic is really unique. We've got an abandoned track here too running parallel to the working ones in our village. And these lil flowers, they remind me of the ones we had at school and we'd pop their heads off to see if they were male or female. lol Some would jump an inch or two high while others would slide and tumble down.

These are so ordinary things but from a different perspective they look quite refreshing. A place where life and the lifeless coexist.

Ayie said...

i never knew the name for that flower and i used to play with it when i was a kid....i flick it to hit my playmates! lol...sorry naughty me