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 handsome "beasts"... 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...

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Your post today on the new speed trains in China, was supremely and superbly written.