Thursday’s Special: Here and there

‘Here and there’ is Paula’s Thursday’s Special theme this week. My first photo, I almost used for the WPC ‘Curves’, but then decided it would be more suitable for this challenge.

A few years ago, we were privileged to travel on the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, from the city of Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rain forest. This railway, which has been in operation for over 120 years, has 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges, built by the pioneers of tropical North Queensland, many of whom lost their lives while working on it.

Here is a look back out of the window, as it wound its way through the tropical mountain ranges.

DSCF1395What an unforgettable journey this was as we made our way uphill through rain forests and past spectacular waterfalls, before joining the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for the journey back down again.

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Happy Sunday to you all.

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94 comments on “Thursday’s Special: Here and there

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  2. This looks like such an intriguing journey Sylvia. I absolutely love the train photo. I think it so kind of them to have the train colored orange. So effective for the image. πŸ™‚

  3. Trains I love but I’ll be honest, cable cars always give me the Heebie Jeebies.

    As Sandy Shaw once sang I feel ”… like a puppet on a string.”
    Nice photos , if I squint through one eye to prevent the vertigo!

      • Yeah …. lucky you.
        I couldn’t even wear platform soles as a teenager. Imagine how my self-esteem suffered at the disco next to all those really ”tall” people. I nearly had to go for therapy.
        πŸ™‚

      • 1:79. 5’10” in ”old money”
        I used to have a pair of white platform soles that I ended up not wearing as I kept banging my head on the lintel over the entrance to the dispensary and the staff room in the first salon I worked at as an apprentice!

  4. I forget what a well traveled lady you are. I love the first, Ad. Makes me feel like going somewhere. Sorry, hon- not feeling argumentative today πŸ™‚ Happy Sunday!

    • Hahaha Looking at my travel photos makes me also feel like going ‘somewhere’. I just said to hubby.”As soon as you’ve finished the house, we’ll probably pack our bags and leave on a trip.” He agreed. πŸ˜€

  5. That must have been a great trip. My husband and I would like to take the train from Toronto to Victoria, Canada one day. It’s supposed to be spectacular, especially in Glacier National Park.

    janet

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