Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland is a major railway hub for the Midwest...
The city center, seen from ... uh... near the river!

Jonathan Raban wrote about the American freight train's horn sounding sadly across distant plains. I've seen freight trains every day I have been outside, and heard them every night when falling asleep.

Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.