Micro Panorama Thumbnail for Social Sharing Sites

WorldWidePanoramaPeople Events Login

hover for menu Transportation ◀ Prev Next ▶

Srdjan Markovic

Air Force Museum

Roberto Mancuso

The Journey of a Child

Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia, Milano, Italy

10,30 - 24/09/06

Loading panorama viewer ...

© 2006 Roberto Mancuso, Some Rights Reserved. Creative Commons License

Caption

THE JOURNEY OF A CHILD

The mouth is ready. Ready for eating, or rather for engulfing its food. Coal. If during my adolescence my favorite means of carriage was the flight, when I was a child travel was TRAIN. Diesel and electric engines were ousting steam ones, but you had yet some opportunites to see a few of them on some minor sections. The walking near a “coffee-pot” ready to leave was moving and rapturing, specially on departure. (How can we forget the song with the phrase“…e sul binario stava la locomotiva, la macchina pulsante sembrava fosse cosa viva…” My mother had another opinion, particularly when she drew me in from the window at the entrance of the tunnel.At the end you had the smell of the train on you, the taste of coal on you, the fragrance of journey on you. That’s the fragrance coming to my nose when monting on the engine in the railway pavillon of Museum of Science and Tecnology in Milan: I wish to thank them for the recurring avaiability, both for permission and the awakening emotions. Special thanks to my patient wife for her translations, specially for this one (also if she refused to translate the phrase of the song: I'LL TRY TO TRANSLATE IT: “…and the locomotive was on the platform, the throbing machine was looking like a living thing…” – I TRIED TO TRANSLATE. I HOPE THAT NOW THE MEANING IS MORE CLEAR ).

IL VIAGGIO DI UN BAMBINO

La bocca e’ pronta. Pronta a mangiare o meglio, ad ingoiare il suo cibo. Carbone. Se da adolescente e’ il volo a prendermi piu’ di altri mezzi di trasporto, da bambino piccolo, viaggio per me voleva dire TRENO. Se motrici diesel o elettriche stavano soppiantando quelle a vapore, queste si potevano ancora incontrare su alcune tratte. Passare vicino ad un “caffettiera” che stava per partire era una cosa impressionante ed affascinante: specialmente all’abbrivio. (Come dimenticare la canzone “…e sul binario stava la locomotiva, la macchina pulsante sembrava fosse cosa viva…”) La mamma la pensava diversamente, anche quando mi tirava dentro a forza dal finestrtino, in particolare all’ingresso delle gallerie. All’arrivo ti restava addosso l’odore del treno, il sapore del carbone, il profumo del viaggio. Ecco, e’ quel profumo che mi e’ tornato nelle narici quando sono salito sulla locomotiva del padiglione ferroviario del Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia di Milano, che qui ringrazio per la ricorrente disponibilita’: sia per i permessi sia per le emozioni risvegliate. Un particolare ringraziamento a mia moglie, che pazientemente ed abitualmente traduce per me (e che giustamente si e' rifiutata di tradurre il verso della canzone).
Other panos taken at Museum of Science and Tecnology of Milan. http://www.robedimank.com/wwp906other

Location

Europe / Italy

Lat: 45° 27' 41" N
Long: 9° 10' 16" E

Elevation: 122

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

OpenStreetMap: © OpenStreetMap contributors

Equipment

Camera: Nikon D70s, lens: Nikkor 10,5 fish-eye, Tripod: Bogen 058, Panohead Agnos cubic, Software PtGui on Mac.
hover for menu Transportation ◀ Prev Next ▶

PLEASE RESPECT THE ARTIST’S WORK. All images are copyright by the individual photographers, unless stated otherwise. Use in any way other than viewing on this web site is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the individual photographer. If you're interested in using a panorama, be it for non-profit or commercial purposes, please contact the individual photographer. The WWP can neither negotiate for, nor speak on behalf of its participants. The overall site is copyright by the World Wide Panorama Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation.