Many of you know that I live in a town in Southern Greece. Our farm is located right outside the town, which is situated on a plain between the Corinthian Bay and the mountains. Lately there has been a lot of activity near the farm. There is a new railroad being built and the station is located nearby. I happened to visit the other day and instead of the usual road I saw a mountain of dirt that led up to an overpass that will eventually allow the traffic to go over the railroad tracks.
Well, I just had to sneak on up there to take some pictures because it was a once in a lifetime chance for me. Anyway once the road is finished, the vehicles will mar this pristine view. This was my chance and I grabbed it. I may have been trespassing just a little but we won’t tell! Let’s walk up together and see the view from the railroad overpass.
This is the road leading up to the overpass. As you can see the road is not completed yet.
When done, it will be a two lane road with sidewalks.
From its highest point you can see straight across the Corinthian Bay to mainland Greece. And Delphi is somewhere over there too!
Now back to the top and we look to our right where the train tracks are being laid. This road leads to Athens which is the capital of Greece. The railroad will extend from Athens to Patra which is the capital city of Peloponnese.
There are lots of lemon and orange farms here. Along with Olive groves.
Looking to our left, you can see the town in the distance.
The mountains of Peloponnese are in the background. The Peloponnese is a peninsula in Southern Greece which is separated from the central part of Greece by the Corinth Canal. A little bit of geography to give you some idea.
I love the way the clouds cast shadows on the road. A play of light and dark.
This is the railroad station that is under construction. It has been coming along for the past 4 years… I don’t even remember anymore. Haha!
It is very exciting to see all this construction going on in my “backyard.” Things have been stagnant because of the never ending economic crisis, but this is obviously a step in the right direction.
Olive groves dot the landscape.
Turning back towards the entrance we see lots of dirt, obviously they still have a way to go till completion.
And just so we have some perspective, here is a photo of the actual overpass taken from the ground.
I feel very lucky to have been able to see the view from the railroad overpass. It is quite spectacular and needless to say the photos don’t do it justice. Thanks for joining me on this little escapade. What is your favorite view?
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