Somewhere between Bucharest and Kyiv

On the long 29-hour long train trip from Bucharest, Romania to Kyiv, Ukraine, the train stops in a number of towns that give the traveler the option to disembark, stretch their legs, and buy some snacks from vendors near the platform.

In August 2008, I made this journey, slowly chugging through a seeming endless field of sunflowers, green fields, and through mountains. The rhythmic jerking of the car lulls you into a state of half-consciousness while the oppressive heat brought on by a combination of broken air conditioning and windows that open insufficiently far, if at all, brings one deeper into a state of brain fog.

This image was taken just over the border in Ukraine, after jacking up the cars one by one and swapping out the wheels for the proper gage ones, a holdover from the Soviet tactic to slow the invasion of troops into the Union from Western forces.

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