Third class

By: miktator

Jan 26 2010

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Category: Africa

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Aperture:f/5.1
Focal Length:10mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/59 sec
Camera:E5700

Two of my series have been widely appreciated by my audience: The train series and the Generator series. For this reason I present you today one more of the train pictures.

The third class is the most crowded one. You sit between sweating bodies for several hours. If you leave your seat, you might end up standing for the rest of the journey. In the darkness of the morning when the train leaves, everybody is sleeping on everybody, the arms, the heads, the legs all mixed. Of course, there are many people trying to sneak in without any ticket, but there is a fat lady, the train conductor, fighting her way through the bodies. Everytime the door to the next coach opens people look up. It might be the fat lady….

(Copyright by Michael Schilliger, 2009)

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