Boys On Trains – Somewhere In Time Weekly Travel Photo.

By Posted in - Featured Post on May 19th, 2011

Somewhere In Time is a weekly travel photo from around the world. Follow the link for the Somewhere In Time Gallery if you want it see all of the photos on a full width screen. Enjoy!

Boys on Trains - Sorrento, Italy

I have previously used this photo in the post Boys On Trains where we wrote about how we ran into these boys on the train from Sorrento to Pompeii and the juxtaposition of the other boys we met on the train immediately afterwards. This is definitely one of my favorite photos from Italy and I feel it deserves it’s own little special spot in the Somewhere In Time Series.

I’m not sure if these boys were gypsies or why they were playing the accordion for money on the train during school hours since they were both so young but it was a sad situation. Their spirits seemed completely down and they moved through train quietly except for the sad accordion songs. I wish I knew their names and their story. Every time I look in the eyes and at the hands of the older boy he seems to have a lifetime of tales to tell – more than he should for someone his age.

If you want to read the original corresponding post please click here – Boys On Trains.

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  • jill- Jack and Jill Travel The World -

    May 19, 2011 at 7:01 am

    I love this pic. I love how used the accordion looks and how the color matches the boy’s shirt. And his expression… too old for his age it seems like, ya?

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  • Seattle Dredge -

    May 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    That’s crazy–before I even read the description, I thought “that looks like the train between Naples and Sorrento…” haha. I’ve been on the same train, and had similar young boys playing the accordion to 😀

    I’m sad that it was in the time before digital cameras were so popular, and I had the crappiest point and shoot 🙁

    Amazing shot though!

    • Bethany -

      May 21, 2011 at 10:51 am

      @Seattle Dredge, That’s funny! Someone else told me a similar story – i guess they’ve got that train covered. 🙂

  • Raymond -

    May 19, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Excellent photo! I’ve been on that train too, but like Seatlle Dredge, was part of the crappy point and shoot brigade at the time.

    • Bethany -

      May 21, 2011 at 10:52 am

      @Raymond, Thanks Raymond – do you have a different camera now?