Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pictures of a postcard (4)

‘The glory days of colonialism’ Greetings from Lawang on Java and spelled in a more aristocratic manner, a bit distinguished but perfectly servicing the situation. The Dutch Indies far before the World War II, a petty-bourgeois atmosphere, the cosiness exported … Continue reading

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Pictures of a postcard (3)

‘The quest of conquering the sea’ This episode is about a postcard from the North Sea especially in Germany. The first one is a fine representation of the ‘Hindenburgdamm’ connecting the mainland of Schleswig-Holstein with isle Sylt. On the dam … Continue reading

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Thailand from the train

‘The little lorry saga’ The draisine or track inspection trolley and with any other name this peculiar railway vehicle ran and still run on the tracks of Thailand. It’s always been a joy though without any suspension the ride is … Continue reading

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Thailand from the train

‘A picture of a trained eye’ Take a seat while I tell a story about the things of poetry, railway poetry, even better without any words. The image should speaks for it selves. School’s out and mom pushes me home. … Continue reading

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Pictures of a postcard (2)

‘Greetings from Riga’ Another peculiar card posted at Riga on June 5th1907. A tramcar is waiting in the back while some government officials make an arrest on the track. The sender of the card a certain man called Dolf from … Continue reading

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Pictures of a postcard (1)

‘A private conversation in time’ To begin this new feature with; an old and battered postcard and nothing to do with Southeast-Asia nor Thailand or it must have been the dream of a train running along the coastline of Koh … Continue reading

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Bangkok on rails

‘Lingering along the old line’   Anyone who ever strolled on the Charoen Krung Road between soi 20 and 22 maybe noticed traces of rail in the pavement and thought: “Did there ever run a tram here?” Undoubtedly, and despite … Continue reading

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