Monday, 1 August 2011

At The Last Stop

Will The Train Come?
to this last stop?

A pretty quiet Bessho Onsen station, late in the evening. I really enjoyed our trip to Bessho Onsen. We got to visit an Onsen town steeped with history.

42 comments:

  1. Looks very lonely especially for Bessho onsen, which is one of the most famous in Japan. It must have been pretty late in the evening. How did you like the onsen?

    Japan Australia

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  2. @Japan Australia,
    We didn't see many people around when we were there. Maybe because it was end of summer and the weather wasn't all that great and it wasn't a public holiday?

    Not really late - I think it was about 5.30pm or 6.00pm in the evening.

    Bessho Onsen is great! Would love to make a return visit soomeday. I still lots of places I haven't covered there yet. ^^

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  3. Thats a nice atmospheric shot, the lonely traveller, the end of the line, the black and white shadows.....

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  4. what happenes if the train don't come? it is at night... you're all alone... what if there wasn't going to be a train coming anymore ever...?

    sounds like a ghost story now =3

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  5. @Jenny,
    Thanks. I saw the lone traveller and just couldn't resist a B&W photo of him sitting there patiently waiting for the train. :)

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  6. @LV,
    Hungry Ghost Festival affecting you, ah? XD Hihihi

    If I am all alone and the train didn't come - I wouldn't stay there at the station. Creepy! ;p

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  7. @Loathing,
    Changed your ID?

    It was on the Ueda Dentetsu Bessho Line. :)

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  8. Nostalgic photo.The stations in rural are are almost like this.

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  9. Black and White photo always have a very powerful feeling. :D Like it!

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  10. @cocomino,
    Rural stations have a lot of character. :)

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  11. @ristinw,
    It sure does. Thanks for liking it. ^^

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  12. That is a great photo. I only wish clicking on it would take me to a bigger version. B&W was a good choice.

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  13. @Dan,
    I'm stingy on my photos. I don't show them big.

    But for you.... I'll make an exception. Click again in 10 minutes. xD

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  14. Nice shot! I had nostalgic feeling by your photo. I have never been there. Iwould go sometimes Ueda city. So when I go to Nagano prefecture,I want to go there.

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  15. If this photo is taken after dark and then made black & white like above I think it will look real spooky.. Like some ghost movie or something.. Eeek!

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  16. TV show ghost movies, radio talk ghost stories, bloggers blog eerie stories or post lonely pix at the railway station and at this late hour. What if the train didnt come and you are sitting the whole nite alone with that person...? hahaha..{why the person face is covered?]

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  17. Looks so spooky! And I am seeing this during the Ghost Month. eeks.

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  18. These trains in the middle of nowhere can be painful to wait for.

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  19. Ha! Here comes the train?
    Or maybe rain? Train in the rain?!

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  20. @minor,
    It is a nice, quiet place. I think you should visit the place someday. :)

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  21. @Bella,
    If after dark, I also scared to go there. Eeek! XD

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  22. @Bananaz,
    You all got "hantu" in your mind lah! LOL

    If train don't come, go and check-in lah... why stay there at the train station. Waiting for ghosts to show up ah? xD

    Was the face covered. Didn't notice. ^^

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  23. @ECL,
    Definitely unintentional on my part, but sure fits the mood for Hungry Ghost Festival, right? ;p

    I should dig out more spooky photos for the occasion! :)

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  24. @sixmats,
    Tell me abot it. Those used to frequent trains in the big city have to learn to chill and wait for trains in the more rural places.

    But it gave us a chance to look around instead of the usual bounding around chasing for trains. :)

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  25. @London Caller,
    Nice rhyming Dr Seuss. :)

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  26. The mind is very powerful like my daughter when she was below 3 years got no problem going into her room alone at the end of the house. ignorance is bliss, but once she saw hantu movies on TV & hearing grandma stories she needs company to go with her when she grows older.

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  27. When Bananaz was young think in primary school then, Mama took me to see hantu movies like Pontianak, Orang Minyak etc etc and until today can remember that satay man got chased by pontianak and the nail inside the lady to prevent her from transforming into pontianak. Imagine all the fear instilled into the mind can be very takut-ing then haha.

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  28. @Bananaz,
    Hahaha... had the same effect to me too, watching hantu movies. My parents used to love watching Indonesian horror movies.Sure cannot sleep, cannot shower one! LOL

    What the mind is capable of in creating havoc, kan?^^ Like when one want to stop kids from going in the kitchen, go and scare them about cockroaches lah.. what lah.

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  29. Ha! Did you now there are 22 different colours of M&M's?!
    I was so shocked to see to many at the shop!
    And they arranges the coloured M&M's in rows of transparent tubes, so colourful and bright! Brighter than the rainbow.

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  30. @London Caller,
    Really! 22 colours. Wow! Did you get each colours while visiting the shop? I would have. ;p

    More than a rainbow lah, with so many colours. ^^

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  31. Ahhh.... how I wish to deep myself in an onsen after an hectic day babysitting the rascals... the least ppl the best, lol!

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  32. @Alice,
    Itll be relaxing, away from the two kiddos. ^^

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  33. Wow! Love the photo in black and white! And the title Last Stop and Will The Train Come? makes the photo very....very....not sure what word to use....fitting?

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  34. On second thoughts, the photo sure looks kind of "haunted" : D

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  35. @foong,
    "hantu" in people's mind, it seems. ^^

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  36. Wow, you sure get a lot of comments.

    ...what I get for deleting my blog a few times?

    Yeah, changed my id. Mostly focusing on my game blog these days.

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  37. @Loathing,
    Well, half of the comments are mine. ;p

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  38. Being late at night, I think I would be nervous thinking the last train would not come or already left.

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  39. @AVCr8teur,
    I would too.

    But of course, there is a schedule so the train will inevitably arrive, and on time. :)

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