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WordPress Photo Challenge: Waiting (for a train)

I took my children into Vancouver last March.  Every time we go, the kids want to ride the train.  We take the most circuitous route in order to have to ride as many trains as possible.  It’s fun, if not a little time consuming.  What’s most fun is meeting a bunch of different people along the way.

This young lady was on the train with us from this stop, Broadway and Commercial, until we got off in Coquitlam.  After boarding the train, she put the newspaper away, sat quietly and watched what was passing by the window.  She was particularly amused with my kids and their ability to eat copious amounts of candy.  I was amazed at her ability to sit quietly and, seemingly, meditate the entire ride.  No cell phone.  No newspaper.  No nothing.  Just sitting, waiting, smiling.  Pretty cool.

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12 responses

  1. The theme or subject of waiting is a timeless subject to photograph, draw, paint, or sculpt isn’t it?

    December 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm

  2. commutersex

    love your photo and your comment.

    looking out the window of any fast moving mode of transportation and taking in the scenery is truly a lost art….

    thanks!
    i hear vancouver is a lovely place

    December 2, 2011 at 7:13 pm

  3. Nice post great interpretation for this week theme 🙂

    December 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm

  4. Great response for waiting.

    December 2, 2011 at 9:41 pm

  5. Had I seen this earlier I shouldn’t have bothered posting my sad shot 😦

    Absolutely stunning!

    December 3, 2011 at 5:46 am

    • Why? I thought your shot was great.

      December 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

  6. a great photo, as always.
    thanks for sharing

    December 4, 2011 at 12:02 am

    • As always? That’s very sweet. Thanks.

      December 4, 2011 at 8:20 am

  7. no cell phone? congrats to have such a neighbor in a train!
    greetings by
    http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/weekly-photo-challenge-waiting/
    +

    December 4, 2011 at 10:42 am

  8. jbheronneau

    Nice picture!
    I really like the composition and the fact that it’s black and white!
    I noticed that it’s quite difficult to keep the original picture of a trainstation…
    I also choose this theme for “waiting” 🙂

    Well, you did well!!!

    December 5, 2011 at 1:44 pm

  9. Love this photo – B & W works so well

    December 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm

  10. Nice B&W of daily travel

    December 8, 2011 at 1:21 am