SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 7 – ELLA TRAIN STATION

by Antonio Gil October. 01, 2019 322 views

Discrimination – Teresa's picture,

Discrimination – Teresa's picture,

Teresa's picture,

Teresa's picture,

♫♫ The Sixth Station (Spirited Away) ♫♫

The Train of Life

Copyright © Angelo Faunillo

The sun is up and I have to packed up,

The things I want to bring with the light of the morning

The trees are dancing, the wind is whispering

All I want is freedom but there is nothing.

The clouds are clear and I have to walk

The people I see smiling I paused and talk

They asked where I am going with my sweats flowing

All I want is freedom but there is nothing.

They wonder and frowned with my answer

They look at each other as if asking what ever

I continued to walk and stop talking with those creatures

But the station is still far away that my eyes couldn’t measure.

I stop and saw a tree and went to shade

The birds are flying fast and sharply like a blade

I pause and think for a while where I am going

All I want is freedom, but there is nothing.

Hours have passed and I am tired of walking

To arrive at the train station where people are waiting

Somebody asked me where I am going

All I want is freedom, but there is nothing.

The train has arrived and I saw it gliding

I went near to its door and get inside to sit

The sound has started and someone beside me saying:

“All I want is freedom, but there is nothing.”

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 month, 2 weeks ago

#5 - I like the diagonal, which is formed by dog, girl, woman.
#6 - no mouth
#9 - there are trains to Twirl, Squiggle and Curlicue all of them in the destrict of Embellishment. Btw. I'm sure Polgahawela is written with a Kermit-Emoji.

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 month, 2 weeks ago

LOL with your comment of #9. 😂🤣😂🤣 Thanks for the good humour dear friend

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Bethany Plonski 1 month, 2 weeks ago

#3 stood out to me immediately, very nice! And what an interesting discussion the rest room provoked in the comments. I always learn something from your posts, thank you!

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I always learn something from yours too my friend. smile

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Francesc 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Great set...I love the train station

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 month, 2 weeks ago

More to come in the next post. Thanks a lot my friend

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Sherry Hill 1 month, 2 weeks ago

#3 is so moody.. I love it..

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sherry Hill 1 month, 2 weeks ago

That's a very old rivet head. Thanks for the comment dear sherry

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Love these signs/posts. let me guess.....foreigners res-toom has a bathroom  that has a toilette seat and you don't have to squat? And then I had to read #1 several times because I am thinking if you are driving down the same road that the office is located, even if that road is 3 km away, you may not park? Very cool and intriguing captures smile

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Don't have a clue. I didn't enter into that room. smile I'm against any type of discrimination.
The sign is very funny, Just imagine if he chooses to use different roads anytime he comes to work? smile smile

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The monochrome ones are a lot to my liking

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thanks my friend. Next post pictures will be better smile

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Björn Roose 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Did you ask for any explanation about that "foreigners' rest-room" ? I find it intriguing smile

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Björn Roose 1 month, 2 weeks ago

No, and I couldn't find any explanation about it after. I also find it strange enough

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Maybe they think foreigners can't stand being outside for too long ? smile No, seriously, I read they have them because tourists in general are not fond of the 'normal' toilets and restrooms, which are usually in a deplorable state.

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Björn Roose 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Hahahahaha. I think these are remnants of the British Empire laws.

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Heike Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure how it's in this days, but I've been in the 90th alone in Sri Lanka as a backpacker. This kind of  'rest rooms' were often used from european women who traveled alone, because it was often the hell to wait alone on the platform. I ( and other female travellers) were permanently harrased by men, they also did not hold back to touch us...So I really welcomed this kind of rooms. (There were often also waiting rooms for Women only, which I used and shared with native women.)

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your input Heike. I didn't witness that kind of behaviour against women perhaps because now there are much more tourists.

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Heike Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Hopefully it changed. It's no nice experience and honestly when I read reports how women (not only female tourists) in India are treated - still in our days - I would not recommend any women to visit that country without a male companion. Ok, but that's India - might be, that the situation in Sri Lanka is better in our days. Sorry, I didn't want to diss somebody, I only wanted to make clear, that people who are using such rooms, might have a reason and don't want to discriminate anybody.  grinning

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Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I always appreciate inputs from other people. I've been there but I do not know everything, on the contrary. I can say here (Sri Lanka) it's rather different from India (at least the part of India I know) . Anyhow, I've came across this site and I would like to share it with you: http://www.sundaytimes.lk/160131/news/discrimination-locals-push-for-toilet-equality-at-railway-stations-181343.html

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Heike Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much, Antonio. I read the article.. I agree totally, it's a nogo to have separated toilets for locals and foreigners. Everyone should have the opportunity to pee in a hygienic environment!  grinning

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month, 2 weeks ago

No, no, it's really a thing dating from modern times. Found it here: http://www.sundaytimes.lk/160131/news/discrimination-locals-push-for-toilet-equality-at-railway-stations-181343.html . I see you shared it yourself already. So, no thing dating from the Brits.

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Björn Roose 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Björn. I also found that page after reading your comment up above. Many things have yet to change in some countries.

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month, 2 weeks ago

That's one way to see it. The other way is: tourists are treated with respect and get some advantages to better the image of the country and to make it more attractive for foreigners. After all the country can use that: lots of people still associate the country with the civil war the Sri Lankans managed to have without any British help ...

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