I like train stations, and we have a lot of them in my area – since we have multiple commuter rail lines going into the city. There are always interesting buildings in the vicinity of the actual station building, too. Here are a couple I encountered this past summer.
This first grouping is in Bryn Mawr, PA. It’s a building directly associated with the station. (If you want to see more details, take a look at this post I wrote about a walk in the area of the station my husband and I took.) I liked its architecture as well as its state of decay.
The second grouping shows the end house in a row of homes right up on the tracks in Glenside, PA.
I like train stations, as I said, and I think I will be looking at their environs more closely from now on – there is a lot to see.
Both of these are drawn from photos taken in Conshohocken, PA, in July. My husband and I took a walk on the trail here as part of the Montco Trail Challenge – and this town is special to me as the site of my first job after college. Take look here to see photos and a full description of our day here, if you’d like.
I can remember waiting in a parking lot to pick someone up, I don’t know who. I was a teenager and had had my driver’s license for not too long a time. Being in the car alone was such a treat. I wasn’t used to it and I paid attention to things that had not otherwise made any impression on me when I was just a passenger.
One of these things was the way the world looked through a thoroughly water-streaked windshield – when the wipers were off and the drops accumulated and ran together. What a view.
I still think about this view when I am in the car, waiting, with the wipers off. These photos are from a recent session such as that – I was parked next to the train station in Glenside, near my house, and this was the traffic passing my car. It had just begun to snow and the flakes melted as they hit the windshield.
The pictures were taken as part of my recent Sunshine Project. They are just as the camera caught the scene.