The Circum Baikal Railway travels along the old railroad bed along the north western portion of Lake Baikal. The route was abandoned when the Angara River was dammed in the early 1950’s. Special trains run on weekends along the original tracks that were laid in 1902.
Northwest of Kyoto is the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
South of Kyoto is the beautiful Fushimi – Imari Shrine
On the east side of Kyoto is Gion
A few scenes from a walk through the Nishiki Market
A few images from travel to Japan in 2017
Trackside through Siberia
In May 2017 Louise and I traveled from Vladivostok to Moscow by rail. Here are a few images.
North of Vladivostok and east of Ulan Ude is Khabarovsk. On the first morning north of Vladivostok the train turns west at the Amur River at Khabarovsk and continues west.
A few images of the city called, “The San Francisco of Russia” as we prepare to depart on the Trans Siberian Railway.