Istanbul's historic Sirkeci Train Station was once home to the Orient Express, and while I'm not up on all of the history of the station, it was a must see for one of my colleagues so when he wanted to wander through, I grabbed my camera and tagged along.
We considered eating at the restaurant - but I have a rule about eating in a place that is almost empty during prime dining time so we moved on....
Aren't the windows amazing! Why isn't stained glass used more often?
At first I was disappointed that two of the lights were burned out - making this photo less than what I saw in my head before I took it. Now I've decided I like the realism and imperfection the dark globes bring.
When was the last time you traveled by train? It is rare to the point of non-existant in my part of the US - but I use them frequently in Europe and find I enjoy that mode of travel. I even love sitting at a cafe in a train station and people watching.
It's been a while since one of my all-time favorites, Amos Lee, made an appearance on the blog. But his "Night Train" is the perfect choice for this post.