The overnight train

July 31st, 2008

We took a train from Moscow to St Petersburg which takes about 8 hours and infinitely less stress than flying. We got plenty of tea and snacks on board and I even managed six hours sleep (fairly impressive as there was constant banging and rattling from the train, plus I slept on the top bunk and clung to the side in fear of flying off the edge). All in all, A+ would do again!


  1. Elodie says:

    what a wonderful train! The outside looks pretty average whereas the inside is awesome! I would have loved to travel in this train!
    But I always enjoy flying, and a train from the French Riviera to London… NONE! I would have to take 2 trains, and none of them are as beautiful as this russian train!

    Hope you had fun while you were in Russia,



  2. helen says:

    These are so beautiful! I love the colour and I love the train stations!


  3. mabel says:

    Goodness, those tea glasses are gorgeous!

    And I like taking trains more than planes too, I like scenic routes.


  4. Johanna says:

    Those tea glasses are beautiful! I have seen them in Russian contexts before. I wonder where there is a Russian store around here in NYC…


    Yelena says,

    July 31st, 2008 @ 10:57 pm

    There are a lot of Russian stores in Brooklyn. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Brighton, but it is swimming with Russian-ness. There are a bunch of store there. From Kings Highway to Brighton on the Q line, there is a good amount of Russian people, so there are bound to be stores that sell that kind of stuff. I would check Brighton first, then King Highway. :)


    Johanna says,

    August 13th, 2008 @ 10:33 pm

    Thanks so much! I just saw this now. I actually went to Brighton Beach recently with my boyfriend, and the thought didn’t even cross my mind! I must return. These are just too beautiful.


  5. denise says:

    I love the night and the morning shot of outside of the train. The last shot reminds me of Harry Potter! :)


  6. elizabeth says:

    My god, 2008 has been the year that I embraced trains, beginning on New Years with the declaration that should my friend and I ever start a band, we’d name it Locomotive Hootenanny Television. I think the name alone would carry us into mass popularity! But, alas, trains aren’t very popular in America, so I don’t get to ride them as much as I would wish. (In fact, if we’re being honest, I’ve only ever been on some when I was outside the country! Unless subway trains count.)


  7. Charlotte says:

    wow, your camera is fabulous in low light! the colours in the first picture are sublime. I would love to take an overnight train, it would feel like such an adventure.


  8. zuzupetal says:

    This really makes me want to take a train ride. I use togo on them as a kid but there is none around here anymore.


  9. kate says:

    just like a poirot!


  10. Anna says:

    Wow…this takes me back straigh to my childhood. Each time we went to visit my grandparents we took the train…the tea glasses, kurochka, and buterbrodi,it was so fun:)

    Too bad we don’t have a long distanses to go to here in Israel…the longest train ride is about 4 hours :(


  11. Lani says:

    This is lovely, I would love to go on this train! It’s so cute :] It makes me feel like I’m in one of my favorite childhood stories.


  12. July says:

    The night train looks quite luxurious from your pictures (they’re beautiful by the way). I remember going from Paris to Florence a couple of years ago on a night train and felt the same way about it as you do: a hell of a lot less stressful than flying and quite romantic. I loved it!
    Those tea glasses are pure delight!


  13. kasiu says:

    o!the tea glass holders…gave me an unpleasant flashback to me childhood,haha! no matter how cute,they are ebil.


  14. yumna says:

    wow. i have to do this one day!


  15. strawbee says:

    Oh my, just like the setting of an Agatha Christie! I like the tea cups and the curtains!


  16. Penny says:

    How exciting!! I love travelling by train, I think it’s a lot more exciting and you can pretend you are in a movie from the 1940’s!


  17. Maryam says:

    i love your pictures! may i ask you what camera and lens you’re using?


    kris atomic says,

    September 7th, 2008 @ 5:38 pm

    thanks! I use a canon 5d and 50mm 1.4 lens :)


  18. my God! your blog is AMAZIIIING. i love your pictures- everyone single one of them! <3


  19. char says:

    i honestly think those train photos are fantastic! would you ever put them on your etsy? i took the exact train a few years ago! x


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