Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Goodbye KTM

Gem and I visited the KTM railway last sunday. It was quite an experience walking along the railway without fear of, you know, getting zapped to death by the power lines or mauled by an oncoming train. The stuff we saw along the way looked so old that it was a little difficult to comprehend that the trains stopped running only just a couple of weeks ago. We felt like we were visiting ancient ruins from another era.

Just some of our snaps from the day. :)


Us. Before starting our 1.6km walk.




Can't have a railway post without the obligatory track photo.


Train traffic light?

Nice shot of a flower by Gem. :)


We saw some tadpoles swimming in surprisingly clear water.



Super duper ultra kazuper ooooolllddd 3 pin socket and switch.



Old BRICK drain. BRICK!

Tall creepy climbies.



Gem's nice shot of a resident dragonfly.



-.-" Me and my nonsense.



Uh. Like I said.




Very hardy wood plank, part of the train track. Had very beautiful grooves, almost like, i quote Gem, "tiger stripes".



The bridge at rifle range road where we got off the tracks.



Top of the bridge.




We were pretty famished, so I actually gave in to our (yes, our) McDonald's cravings. I hardly ever patronize Macs because to me, Macs food isn't real food. Don't ask me for any rational explanations, I have none. My irrational (?) explanation is that the food comes across to me as plasticky. It's only good when it's hot, and once it cools, I feel like I'm biting in fake rubber food.




I was hoping that our little trekking excursion that afternoon would lead us all the way to the rail mall, but fat chance! Haha. It was one looooong short 1.6km trek.




And yes, from now on, all my food rantings will now be logged in to my new wordpress blog. Hopefully I'll still have the time to cook and bake when I start work! In other news... the results of my dissertation is going to be released soon. *quiver*

10 comments:

i love macz said...

i bet u will get a excellent grade! wah, nice pics u have there. i bet the place needs a cooling ice cream uncle to sell ice creammmmmm

Joline said...

Thanks! :) yeah, u got it spot on. Blazing hot it was, and some ice cream would've been a nice touch. :)

zzen said...

and a ger with long curly hair with a sun dress, walking along the rail, holding hands with a gentleman. woots. i can sure imagine. jo, go n shoot this scene leh.

Lucille♥Love said...

Wow I wanna sit on that rail too. =p

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