History is something that appeals to a lot of people for good reason. Everything from our past shapes us into who we are today. The Orient Express was brought to fruition in 1883 when there was a demand for trade across Europe. The railway was a grand venture that crossed thousands of harsh miles making passenger travel safe and easy to opposite ends of Europe. The railway ran until 2007 when its final train was halted for good. Many of the trains that ran on the Orient Express were decommissioned over the years and tore down for scrap or left to rot. One of the only remaining trains was discovered abandoned in a train yard and it gives us a glimpse into the luxurious past of the Orient Express.
The abandoned train was discovered in Belgium by a photographer named Brian who was drawn to its unique beauty.
The train began operation in 1883 and would take its passengers from Paris to Istanbul in luxurious cabins.
By 2007 passenger trains were a thing of the past and the orient express was no longer profitable. All of the Orient Express trains were halted.
This one, the Grand Orient Express, is the only one of its kind and is slowly being reclaimed by mother nature.
The details in this train are exquisite and you can tell that this was a journey reserved for the wealthy over 100 years ago. I can only imagine how beautiful the journey across Europe on the Grand Orient Express would be.
Just imagine the views you would get traveling well over 1000 miles across the most beautiful parts of Europe. Sitting in a luxurious cabin with the best amenities available at your leisure. I can only imagine the experience and the stories that would be told along the way. You can almost feel the vibrations and smell the smells of the past while looking at the now rusting and decaying walls of this beautiful piece of forgotten art.