I enjoyed looking through my old photos to find my contribution to the fun Friendly Friday Photo Challenge. Each week, a new topic is set by one of the hosts, Sandy or Amanda. Once the topic is posted, we have a week to create a post featuring one photo or a group of photos based on the topic. This week, the challenge is hosted by Sandy, and the theme is in-transit!
Hong Kong has a wonderful system in place to move people from here to there. While living in Hong Kong, my family’s home away from home, though I don’t truly have a home, I took my share of buses and especially trains around the city.
I am an observer. I watch people. Over the years, I often found myself on the train, watching people enter and exit.
You have the toe-tippers who step lightly across the threshold like a sugarplum fairy, as the attendant’s soft voice flows through the intercom, “Please mind the gap.”
You have the runners who race onto the train even though they have plenty of time.
You have the soldiers with their backs straight and their shoulders square marching onto the train.
You have the distinguished with their heads held high. They surf the train without holding on, without moving at all when the train moves.
You have the parallel-traders, or day-trippers, wheeling heavy suitcases loaded down with merchandise to take back across the border to the Mainland. Watch out for those wheels!
You have the curriers with their loaded sacks of mail expertly stepping onto the train to shuffle through and reorganize their bundles.
You have the bowling-balls who barrel over anyone in their path. Duck and roll, I say, duck and roll.
You have the nervous-nellies, stepping carefully across the gap, nervously looking up and down the aisle, gripping the central metal pole as the train pulls away from the station.
You have the iphone-zombies, happy schoolkids, friendly grandparents, suit-coats, and everything in between. When all this shelter-in-place is over, I look forwarding to returning to Hong Kong to travel the public transportation system once again.
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