Dreams do come true………part 1

Since childhood I have been captivated by a good mystery!   Charlie Chan (Warner Oland was my favorite in the role), and Sherlock Holmes with Basil Rathbone, always won out over the Mouseketeers.  I day-dreamed of afternoon tea at 221 B Baker Street with Sherlock and Dr. Watson, served by their landlady, Mrs. Hudson.

Though not on film when I was a child, the mystery on the train was my favorite – yes, the Orient Express!  To step back in time when travel was a grand adventure, to be savored as part of the experience, not just a means to an end.

A recent chance encounter with M. Hercule Poirot on PBS….with murder on the quintessential train, recaptured the essence of the dream…..

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Planning a significant anniversary sojourn in Europe some years ago – from Paris to Venice to Zagreb to Zurich – how best to travel from Paris to Venice….on the Venice Simplon Orient Express of course!!!!

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the Gare de Lyon in Paris,

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the restaurant – Le Train Bleu,

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the storied train.

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Our compartment…

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the sumptuous upholstery and the antimacassar

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‘dressing’ for dinner

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music and digestifs in the lounge…..

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all the while anticipating the night to be spent in the upper berth….reading….Agatha Christie’s  Murder on the Orient Express!!!!

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One response to “Dreams do come true………part 1

  1. Very nice photographs. Enjoyed your posting.

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