This photo means a lot to me. I remember taking it while out for a drive with my daughter in Indiana in 2010. I haven’t been able to get back for a visit since then. It reminds me of Steve Reich’s haunting composition, Different Trains. So here’s a film tribute, with the complete music, to go with the photo.
I posted this photo before, without text, and with the title, End of the Line. Bit of a cliche. This seems better, more tangential, and enhances the verticality of the photo. The text is the title of Steve Reich’s superb minimalist composition on the dislocations associated with trains. America Before the War, Europe During the War, After the War.