[Model train whizzes over bridge. photo by Shel]
This was a visually rich experience and you can see all my photos here and by morning there should be hundreds of shots posted. The one problem is there was some confusion for what photo tag to use. I went with "photowalk trains," and I hope that's what other people use.
Here's what Scoble and Hawk did and it is simple and brilliant. First they started walking around with cameras taking pictures f things they like, the Golden Gate Bridge the Japanese Tea Gardens, etc. Then they decided to invite anyone who wanted to come out.
So now we have people, who meet on line, getting together to share a creative experience, then post together online again. It's a bit like blogger dinners, but seems to go a step further.
These are two docents. The guy on the right is 87. In the 1930s, he worked building refrigerator cars that brought food from San Joaquin Valley to the coastal cities.
This is the posh corridor in a dining car from the late 1880s. In a nicely appointed forward room you ate food on fine china, made to order from this kitchen:
In any case, I have three recommendations:
1. If you are anywhere near sacramento, visit this museum.
2. Watch Thomas and Robert for announcements on the next photowalk. You'll have a blast.
3. If you don't live in the Bay Area, start a photowalk of your own. Thomas and Robert will not claim any rights to the concept, trust me. All you need is a blog, an online photo account and a venue that inspires people to point and click and click again.