Chris Wage Photography 

Archive for the ‘homage’ tag

el tren y el campo

without comments

2011-09-27-8801

One of the things we really enjoyed in Spain was their amazingly convenient high-speed train system. Aside from the obvious benefit of being able to take day-trips to Spain’s various historical points of interest, it was nice just to get a feel for the country and its terrain. While watching the scenery fly by, I found myself thinking back to Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia (my only real point of reference for modern Spanish history). It was hard not to imagine every burnt-out farmhouse or decrepit villa as the scene of some chapter of Orwell’s flight from the fascists.

Madrid’s Atocha train station, the site of the grisly 2004 bombings, seems to have recovered nicely, and was our main point of departure while we stayed in Madrid.

Written by Chris

November 28th, 2011 at 3:19 pm