Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Gare de l'Est - Dépêchez-vous!

Gare de l'Est

Have you ever noticed the people running in train stations?  
It is no different in Paris as we see these passengers hurrying off a train.  

I have done the same myself, hurrying to catch a train 
in Madrid, in Prague, in Vienna, in Milan... and even in Paris.  

Why would one need to run 
with sufficient planning of schedules and locations?  
Well, for one, it is never a simple matter 
to find the correct window for ticket sales.  
Buying tickets on-line in advance will reduce the stress.

Perhaps you will have time to sit in the station 
and photograph others who did not plan as well.  Hummmm...

Gare de l'Est
Place du 11 novembre 1918
75010, Paris


Randy said...

Nice action photo.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, hurry, hurry, hurry!! One of the things we do best -- whether we want to or not! Great capture for the day, Genie! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Joe said...

I don't run for trains any more Genie. There's always another one coming along the tracks.

Cezar and Léia said...

Great motion in this image!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Train stations are a wonderful "people watching station!" and it's funny how we automatically run, even if we're on time! The thought of a train just means, "DÊPECHEZ-VOUS!"

Merci Genie, for coming by to visit the white horses! Much love, Anita

M said...

Love the movement of the feet! Yesterday's view is fantastic!!!

La Petite Gallery said...

Well, this brings back memories of Paris. I was very happy there, every one was lovely to me.
I was alone and I remember asking a young man in French (TEXAS french)
*where is la gare) He laughed and said, "You was asking where is the WAR!"

La Petite Gallery said...

It was-"You are asking,
Where is the War."
I am having trouble with my
arthritis in the fingers, OR,
maybe senility..??

Jeanie said...

Ah! Good planning brings good photos! I like it!

Alexa said...

For peace of mind, my grandmother would get to the train station about two hours early. (I believe I inherited that gene.) You really captured the ambience of the station, Genie.

JoeinVegas said...

Same in airports, except there you also have the uncertainty of how slow the security checkpoint is.

Starman said...

Although the trains run pretty much on schedule in Europe, it's not always perfect!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Love the action and the colours. Have a great day Diane

Tamera said...

Great shot, Genie :^)