談山神社

談山神社

6.20.2012

Greens and the tunnels along the Muko-river

A part of Japan Railroadways Fukuchiyama-line(福知山線) was changed from the riverside route to the mountain route for electrification and double-track before 26 years .
The riverside route between 武田尾駅(Takedao-station) and 生瀬駅(Namase-station) that is not used is still remained now.
The rail was removed but the sleepers continue for 7kilometers along the Muko-river. It has 5tunnels and a railroad bridge on the Muko-river.
There was a signboard written "Keep out. Even if you have an accidents, we JR Western Japan will not be responsible to you" at the entrance. But we dared to step into the old train line site.



Sleepers continue




The exit of a tunnel

The Muko-river


A big stone and azalea



sleepers run into green

A railroad bridge leads to a tunnel



Rusty iron matches greens


There was as black as pitch inside the tunnels. The tunnels were long (one of them was 300meters long)and curved. We couldn't see even one meter ahead. Only a flashlight was reliable for us. I was terrified of that darkness. It's like a test of our guts. I heard sounds something dripping down at around the center of the tunnel. Happily nothing appeared there.






She brings a flashlight


When I was walking on the sleepers I remembered the movie"Stand by me"by Stephen King. Though I passed my youth long long ago.






Greens was so beautiful. But here is only about 30 kilometers north of Osaka city.

21 件のコメント:

Giga さんのコメント...

Chyba bym się bała też tym ciemnym tunelem iść, ale wart było. Były ciekawe widoki i są świetne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
I think I'd be scared too go this dark tunnel, but it was worth. There were interesting views and are great pictures. Yours.

stardust さんのコメント...

I’ll be scared to walk through the darkness in such a long distance. So, how did you feel to see the light at the end of the tunnel? If I were there in person, the moment I step out of the tunnel, I’d feel “This is the heaven!” welcomed by and bathed in the shower of lush green. The photos are evocative abd remind me of the remnants of the incline of Lake Biwa Canal and Amagi tunnel in Izu peninsula.

unrosetoinviacerreto さんのコメント...

Beautiful places.
The tunnel reminds me of a Miyazaki film, but I forgot the title.
Ciao
Loretta

cosmos さんのコメント...

Wow, stunning shots!
I wouldn't dare to walk into such a pitch-dark long tunnel. Even while I am driving through long tunnels, I feel somehow uneasy so when the light at the end of the tunnel comes in sight, I always feel relieved.
However, the longer the tunnel is, the more beautiful the scenery looks outside.
The contrast of dark tunnel and lush greenery outside is mysteriously beautiful!

joy さんのコメント...

Thanks for the free tour in your country. I love evey bit of it. Amazing shots:)

orchid さんのコメント...

Dearest Sarah,
Wow, how beautiful☆☆☆
I sure would have tried my guts with you, haha. I live in Yamaguchi-pref. so it won't be so far away.
Lovely place to visit and your picture is splendid♡♡♡
Love you always my Japanese friend, xoxo Miyako*

snowwhite さんのコメント...

Sarah,
This looks like a magical tunnel if we go through it, we find a new world! Green over the tunnel is briliant!! In your header, a prerude to adventure has just started.
keiko

Rurousha さんのコメント...

You are a very brave woman. That path made of railway sleepers looks irresistible, but I don't think I would've had the courage to follow it! PS: Lovely photos!

R.Ramakrishnan さんのコメント...

Hi Sarah
Greetings from India. Lovely,gorgeous and green pics, You have a fascinating photo blog. Please drop into my blog and leave your impressions.
Regards Ram

ruma さんのコメント...

Hello, sarah.

  Sense and expression.
  Aesthetically your work has been held by both.

  The prayer for all peace.
  I wish You all the best.
 
Have a good weekend. ruma ❃

you-wee because さんのコメント...

Wonderful photographs, Sarah, and wonderful contrasts between the dark in the tunnel and the green of the woods!

Have a great weekend!

Uwe.

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

Paisagem linda, lugar lindo para passear.
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.
¸¸.º°❤♫♫♪¸¸.°
°º✿⊱╮

Forest Dream Weaver さんのコメント...

Sarah,your photos are beautiful and informative.I feel as though I've been on this walk with you,it's like a chapter from a novel! The greenery looks lovely against the stone and iron.Plants are amazing how they cling on in inhospitable places.
I like the header image......an invitation to a mystery!

Enjoy your week,
Ruby

匿名 さんのコメント...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

LifeRamblings さんのコメント...

wow such beautiful surroundings but i couldn't bear the thought of walking through the long, dark tunnel. i'm such a scaredy cat. glad to know nothing untoward happened.

Spiderdama さんのコメント...

So green and fresh! I like this collection, but my very favorite is "She brings a flashlight". Great light and very artistic, undefined and thoughtful picture.

Hope you have good days over there.
Hugs from north:-)

Ekaterina Trayt さんのコメント...

Wow, you're so brave!
The sleepers and lush green foliage look really beautiful together. Would be nice to walk there, but I don't know if I'd dare to go to the tunnel :)

Red Rose. さんのコメント...

Hi,Sarah.
廃線跡を、見逃すことなくハイキングコースにしてしまった日本のハイカーの方達って流石!!って感心してしまいます。鉄レールを取り除いてくれたJRにも感謝かも。怪我もなく無事に帰れて良かった!
Enjoy your day!
Tomoko

haricot さんのコメント...

緑にあふれた素敵なポストに気がつかずにいました。本当に映画のひとコマ、ひとコマを観ているよう、、、。さぞリフレッシュされたことでしょう!

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

❤•.¸¸✿⊱╮

Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
♡°º
°♫♫♪¸.•°`♡✿

Arti さんのコメント...

Wow! How adventurous of you to have stepped in there inspite of the warning! Gorgeous shots, the place with all its beauty looks so lovely but I don't think I am brave enough as you, I might rather enjoy my wonderful armchair tour along with you. :)

Have a restful day ahead, Sarah! :)