Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Carpe Diem #1429 Galera Station

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at the 2nd episode for today. Earlier today I shared an episode with you about the Huanca, one of the races that lived and still live in Peru. We are on our way with the Peruvian Railroad, one of the highest railroads of the world. A few days ago we arrived at Lima and now we are going further on this railroad.

The Peruvian Railroad includes also one of the highest railway stations, Galera Station. Galera station is the theme for this episode. It will be a short episode and I hope you will find the inspiration to create haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form ...

Galera Station (wikimedia)
Galera is the third highest railway station in the Western Hemisphere with an elevation of 4,777 m (15,681 ft). It is situated in the Andes in Peru at km 172.7 on the Ferrocarril Central Andino (FCCA) line from Lima to Huancayo, immediately east of the 1.2 km (6860 ft) Galera summit tunnel (4,783 m (15,694 ft) above sea level).

Nowadays there are no longer passenger trains that enter this station, but ... we are on a virtual railroad trip so we can visit it. The above image was made back in 2008, in that same year the last passenger train arrived here.

high in the mountains
the nest of an eagle embedded by white peaks
no more trains allowed

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until May 16th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new episode later on.

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