In Japan we had the astonishing experience of being able to travel on trains easily, to where we wanted to go. On trains that were clean. On trains that ran absolutely on time. What a concept. A concept that seems totally lost in my home country. But I digress. Back to the trains.
And on to looking out the windows of trains, while standing in the station.
Looking out a train window is a good way to watch people.
It’s not quite a one-way mirror, but there is a certain degree of concealment.
These views come and go quickly if the train is in motion, but thanks to the miracle of digital storage, a hastily taken image may be studied at leisure.
Through the windows, through the next train, to the platform and station beyond….
We have glimpses of other lives through the train window.
Where they go, what they do, why they do what they do, will remain a mystery.
What is there to see in this last photo, with people silhouetted and sun-limned?
Take a moment to imagine.