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photoblog image Some Like it Hot, Some Like it Cold...

Some Like it Hot, Some Like it Cold...


...Some like it in the pot 9 days old.
(--Peas Porridge Hot, Mother Goose rhyme)

Image taken on a steam train at the Dordt in Stoom Steam Festival in Dordrecht, Netherlands, on May 30.
The lever on the wall between the two windows is for heating the seating compartment.
This is the inside of the 70-year-old train from my last post...which we rode for 15 minutes to an exhibition.


Some Like it Hot, Some Like it Cold...


...Some like it in the pot 9 days old.
(--Peas Porridge Hot, Mother Goose rhyme)

Image taken on a steam train at the Dordt in Stoom Steam Festival in Dordrecht, Netherlands, on May 30.
The lever on the wall between the two windows is for heating the seating compartment.
This is the inside of the 70-year-old train from my last post...which we rode for 15 minutes to an exhibition.


comments (56)

The travellers back in the day were too pampered, fancy being allowed to control the heating in the compartment, wouldn't be allowed to do that now in case it upset too many people.

Nice detail shot Ginnie, hope you enjoyed the ride.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Les. I wonder if it worked well. It sits on top of the shared back of the seat of the two compartments, so does the one lever control the same temp for both sides? I can see it now...the fight! Thanks.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Jun 2010, 01:05
Absolutely brilliant smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww, shucks, SAVO. smile Thanks.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 16 Jun 2010, 01:10
Fantastic details these old trains are so cool to ride on and see all the detail arent they
Ginnie Hart: It was a blast, JJ. So fun, yes. Thanks.
wonderful shot and processing as normal Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Derek, and good to see you back.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Jun 2010, 04:02
Come on!

Now you are winding us up, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You got that right, Ray. grin Thanks.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 16 Jun 2010, 04:57
Loving the detail. It's great, as usual, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, dear Kay.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Jun 2010, 05:35
.....and it was in 4 languages...so nobody had an excuse to be cold hot cold hot cold hot cold hot cold hot.....(grin there were many people on the train)
Fabulous capture, I love all the different textures in this picture, I overheard one of the drivers of the train telling that these wooden seats (second class) are far better than the first class, too soft to be comfortable.)
Ginnie Hart: You are just a fount of information, MLMA...always with your ears and eyes wide open everywhere you go. I love it. grin Hartstikke bedankt.
Excellent texture. I remember handles like these on trains in Denmark in the 70s.
Ginnie Hart: Those were the days, Odd, weren't they. smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Jun 2010, 06:24
This is a nice metallic image Ginne. It's sunny here, so I anticipate a chaud day
Ginnie Hart: HA! One way to learn basic language very fast! smile Thanks, Chris.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Jun 2010, 07:01
Never seen anything like this Ginnie, great shot
Ginnie Hart: You have to be real old to remember this, I guess, Tony. grin Thanks.
Lovely detail Ginnie. Railway carriages had so much more style in those days!
Ginnie Hart: We all did, Bill. grin HA! Thanks.
Luxury!
Ginnie Hart: Or so they say, Nigel. grin
Great range of tones and textures Ginnie.

richard
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
details and contrast as always are perfect, interesting closeup Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 16 Jun 2010, 09:01
nice shot my friend, i can feel the sense of history in this..
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elaine. History is really something, isn't it!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Jun 2010, 09:19
Oh, in 4 languages? -and I thought, yes, formerly French was the lingua franca, and I imagined sitting in an elegant coupé of a confortable train-waggon and un charmant conducteur came in asking" Madame, s.v.p., les billets...! A fine close-up in Ginnie's special toning!
Ginnie Hart: I love when we can figure these languages out, Philine! smile You are such a lover of language and everything fine. Thank you.
Great detail picture Ginnie!!
Amazing that they had so much control over their compartment back then. It would be molested in no time, if any lever like that would be in trains nowadays.
Beautiful Sepia conversion as well, very suitable for a picture like this!

Have you seen my picture from yesterday? I think you will like it a lot.
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Marion. These things would be ripped off the wall nowadays. So sad. Thanks. Now I'm off to see your image from yesterday....
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 16 Jun 2010, 11:10
fantastic definition and dataills. I like.
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Oscar. Thanks. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Jun 2010, 11:45
When in France, I thought many unkind thoughts of the french plumbers. The C is for cold and warm water comes out. Now I know a little french and the scalded skin has long since healed.

Great pic.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, this is the fun of language, Louis, even if it makes us swear! Glad you figured it out. Thanks.
  • Nadiuska
  • United States
  • 16 Jun 2010, 12:18
very interesting shot Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, at least it's not somethinbg we see every day, right, Nadiuska? smile
Handy for your language learning, Ginnie smile I'm reading Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel about Thomas Cromwell - son of a blacksmith with no education, he spoke French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, German and Polish (and, of course, Englsish) by the end of his days smile
Ginnie Hart: No education! He puts the rest of us to shame. Thanks, Tom, for that tidbit. smile
I just love this Ginnie and what memories. All our trains had similar levers in each compartment right up almost to the sixties and perhaps beyond for a while.
Ginnie Hart: Of all people, Brian, you would remember! Thanks.
You sure made the most of those 15 mins!
Ginnie Hart: We tried to see everything we could see, Heather! We knew it wouldn't happen again...maybe never for us again. Thanks.
  • jess
  • USA
  • 16 Jun 2010, 14:44
Love the textures and detail. Outdated technologies have such a better look and feel overall. You capture it quite well!
Ginnie Hart: They were made to last, Jess, right?! Thanks.
Super close up to show the lovely detail on these trains, great toning Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Linda.
  • Foto'S
  • Poland
  • 16 Jun 2010, 15:14
to be able to do really when you want it would be fantastic. great picture. Thanks for your visit and comment smile
Ginnie Hart: You're so right, Foto'S. Thank you.
I love these glimpses into bygone days, Ginnie. You do it so well.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Beverly, and you're very kind. Thank you.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 16 Jun 2010, 17:38
Very nice image. I love the title it made me smile.
Ginnie Hart: Any time to give a smile...I'm glad. Thanks, Kanyi. smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 16 Jun 2010, 17:49
My kind of macro. Nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Sherri.
I love that sturdy looking lever enabling a choice of temperature.
Ginnie Hart: They made things to last back then, Chad!
Terrific shot..as well as the history Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
The textures are a masterpiece
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Albert. I love stuff like this.
  • Francis
  • France
  • 16 Jun 2010, 18:58
very nice picture I love. The texture of the curtain and the metal of the handle is very nice.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Francis, for stopping by and commenting. Merci.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 16 Jun 2010, 19:02
Superb photo with a very good light. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci.
  • MARIANA
  • United States
  • 16 Jun 2010, 19:02
Ah, Ginnie is always so perfect smile
Ginnie Hart: That's very humbling, Mariana. Thank you kindly, even if it's not true!
Very nicely captured,Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Roland.
joli détail!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Annalisa, for stopping by and commenting. Merci.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 16 Jun 2010, 20:42
I just love old details and old trains are so beautiful. I have never seen a seat heater though smile
Ginnie Hart: I had never seen one either, Frida...not that I can remember. It stuck out like a sore thumb. smile Thanks.
I do like the simplicity of the old days. Nicely captured Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Janet, when things were built to last. Thanks.
Nice detail Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, sir.
A beautifully observed shot and an equally great title - I can just picture Mr Curtis and Ms Monroe and the rest of the band.
Brilliant.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, George. Thank you kindly. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Jun 2010, 00:26
That image really makes me smile for some reason smile
Ginnie Hart: The simple things in life tend to do that, Cherie. smile Thanks.
That is a terrific shot. I love the processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
An elegant detail, nicely observed. Multilingual even!
Ginnie Hart: I love stuff like this, Larry. smile Thanks.
I love the processing on this image; this really has a lot of character. Ok, warm I get, so I could probably have figured out the cold part smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Don't we love the languages like Dutch that help us with a few words here and there...like warm. smile Now, if the other language had been Spanish, I would have been in the total know!
Great shot Ginnie...superbly seen and captured with such fabulous detail....great tones...well donesmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you as always, Pavan!
Well captured. Seventy years of polishing by fingers and hands and industrious cleaners. I wonder how many passenger arguments is has caused.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder, too, Sheila. Many, I'm sure. smile Thanks.
Perhaps this is a suggestive lever for latter day females to indicate their intentions whilst in the cabins. Frigid or hot for it...sorry.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! Well said, Chad. grin
  • tede
  • France
  • 17 Jun 2010, 10:29
Splendid texture and material. A beautiful photograph unusual!! Nice day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Gotta love these antique things, Tede, right?! smile Merci.
Oh YES ! I love it. Awesome details and rendering Ginnie. Colors are so nice. I feel like beeing in the Orient Express for a long and lovely trip to... Venice ! Why not. It's so romantic huh ?
Bravo to you Ginnie. A perfect composition indeed.
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Flo. Merci. (Astrid and I are still planning our trip to SW France the first week of July. We'll let you know when we plan to be in the vicinity of Paris.)
A way to learn two words of French. Nice detail Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Precies, Wim. smile Hartstikke bedankt.
given the choice, mostly i like it hot. but not tooo hot-- it has to be just right. no steam baths for me, but no living in an igloo either.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Sounds reasonable enough, Seraphine! smile
  • Marie
  • France
  • 17 Jun 2010, 22:33
bien vu ! beau traitement.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie. Merci.
Great détails, beautiful textures. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Always merci, dear Valérie.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 18 Jun 2010, 13:00
Such an interesting water faucet. So very different than what we find here in this country!!!
Ginnie Hart: I'm thinking it's more of a hot-cold lever for releasing the steam of the radiator, Marcie? Now you've got me wondering.
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 18 Jun 2010, 17:19
Lovely blog Gin smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It's good to see you again. smile

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