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27-MAR-2008

Soft seat coach, Agra-Jhansi Express, India, 2008

These upholstered seats are premium accommodations on this train. In India, many still travel long distances packed into coaches with hard benches. Others may buy standing room fares, hanging on to the train from the sides, or even squatting on the roofs of the cars. The coach was dark and dingy, reminding me a US commuter coach from the 1940s or 50s. The passengers seem determined to make the best of it.

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Phil Douglis24-Apr-2008 00:53
Well said, Cyndy. We are all, to stretch the metaphor, in the same train.
Guest 23-Apr-2008 18:24
I like the variety of expressions; everyone seems to be in his own world, yet they are gathered together as traveling companions within the confines of a cramped bus. A good metaphor for humanity: we are all vastly different, yet we inhabit this one planet together.
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