Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Theme Day: Bandung's Rail Way


This railroad was taken in Bandung's train station, which is represented today's theme day, lines. Bandung 's train station is located conveniently in the center of the city. There are in general three main destinations connected through the Bandung railroad hub namely Jakarta which is approximately three hours away, Yogyakarta/Solo, which will require a 9-hour sit in, and Surabaya, at over 10 hours away. The building is leading to the parking lot where transport is easily found and arranged. Public transportation can be found in all shapes and sizes, but as anywhere, a Bluebird taxi is the most reliable choice.

Overall, train connections from and to Bandung are surprisingly comfortable and trains run more or less on time. There's always choice of executive class which is very comfortable with a lot of leg space and air conditioned. This is a picture of interior scene of Argo Gede train running four times daily from Bandung to Gambir Station in Jakarta. However, a certain sense of ‘jam karet' (rubber time) will make it easier to deal with unexpected delays. Sitting back and enjoying the often breathtaking views of the green rice fields will make traveling by train in Indonesia a comfortable experience. Happy Theme Day!

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20 comments:

Hyde DP said...

I think there'll be a lot of railway lines on show today - this is a very sleek one.

marley said...

Yours is the first theme day photo I've seen and its a great one! Thanks for the train info :)

babooshka said...

There are many trains, but this is the first night one. I always enjoy your narrative too.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

So you have used lines in two ways, and that's a good idea.
Thank you for coming on Château-Gontier daliy photo

Celine said...

Nice night shot of the train tracks. Like Gerald (Hyde DP) said, a lot of railroad tracks today (like my own). It's a good use of the theme.

USelaine said...

The night time makes it look a bit dangerous.

Frankie / Nick said...

Great night shot and good commentary.

Jilly said...

Interesting to see a night shot of railway lines. Nice choice for today. Goodness, this looks a dangerous shot, tho! Hope it wasn't. Good to read your narrative.

Eki Akhwan said...

wah pilihan kita sama ya untuk theme day kali ini.

sebagian besar foto-foto saya (85% +) pakai kamera saku Canon Powershot A310, 3.2 piksel, kang Harry. Saya suka bawa karena ringan.

Rose said...

I just happen to love railway lines...
For me it is a metaphor for life... we choose go via this or that way and to board this or that train...
Very good choice.

jill said...

Very nice choice for theme day. And I appreciate the interesting information.

Nathalie said...

Thanks for all the details about the train station and lines, I like the shot of the inside of the train, great lines there too!!!

BundaWAH said...

wah kenagan nih saat masih bolak balik jkt-bdg

Sally said...

Thanks for your kind comment at Sydney Daily Photo I’m not near my computer at the moment (have a visit to see where I am!), so sorry for not commenting earlier.

Kate said...

What would we do without trains? I only wish that our city relied more on them instead of automobiles! Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Beautiful rail-line. Especially the two main lines in the photo, very striking! I hope ther are trains in the Philippines but only Metro rails are here in our Capital but those trains that coes long miles from a place to another, they have already been abandoned due to corruption of funds I guess.

Our Semestral Breaks in a week! But the requirements, never lesser! Please pray for me for the coming hectic days! mabuhay and God Bless!

Steven^^

Ming said...

Great pics related to theme day. Like the train rail line & train seat. Good combination.

Cheers
Ming
(www.singaporedailyphoto.com)

Helen said...

Very nice railway shot. Also a great choice for theme day.

bitingmidge said...

I think this is the railway shot of the day!

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John said...

Great railway shot.