Beijing-Shanghai… “bullet train”…

Beijing–Shanghai…

“Bullet Train”…   

“Without haste…without fear…

China will rule the world”…

The “Grand Old Lady“… sophisticated… clever…

One of the leading nations… scientifically and medically, as well as the oldest civilisation on the planet.

China

Politically savvy…

Ruthlesslessly ambitious…

It’s objective…

World Supremacy.

What better way to regain their power… their glorious past… than to build and construct their brand-new “white beast“… of the China railway line… the so-called “bullet train“.

Watching a late night “documentaire” on one of the French TV channels… about the high-spead railway line between… Shanghai and Beijing was… awe-inspiring.

Costing billions – its speed… faster than lightening

Looking like white sharks… the magnificent, brilliant new trains of China… overwhelmed me with… fascination and anticipation.

The handsomebeasts“… are the talk of… China towns… so to speak…

Admired…

Revered…

Les Chinois aiment leur trains“, especially their brand-new, gigantic high-spead ones.

Trains are vehicles of power…

Constructed of… iron… and… metal

Hard

Brutal

Yet… so very…

Beautiful

Romantic

Conjuring tales of the most divine love… or… the tragic loss of it

Reunions and farewells

Who… can forget the love scenes in…

Dr. Zhivago… and his beloved… Lara…

Anna Karenina… the tragic heroine bidding farewell at the train station, wrapped up in her fabulous furs… on the nostalgic… Trans-Siberian Express.

Marlene Dietrich… beautiful… mysterious… clad in black feathers and an ethereal black veil… covering her magnetic eyes, travelling on… the Shanghai Express

But the most dazzling of all… will always be… the Orient Express.

All… took many hours and days to reach their destination…

Not… the new “Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway“.

Instead of the one long day from Beijing to Shanghai… the new pride and joy of the Chinese makes the same trip in under five hours.

Swish… Voom… Voom… the trains move… silently… eloquently… powerfully…

Eureka

China… has been gaining in prestige on all fronts… in recent years.

These “white beauties”… these huge gigantic “white beasts”… China’s new “bullet trains” are fabulous

Truly impressive

Truly progressive

These amazing trains… from Beijing… to Shanghai…

Have indeed made their… “Grand Old Country”…

China

Proud

a.

One thought on “Beijing-Shanghai… “bullet train”…

  • 30th September 2011 at 7:54 pm
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    Your post today on the new speed trains in China, was supremely and superbly written.

    Reply

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