27 Sep   The pretty town of Bastia  27 Sep
  Corsica & Lyon  
The view from Ajaccio   29 Sep  29 Sep 
 
 
 
 
 
The train to Ajaccio
28 Sep 2017
The train to Ajaccio    28 Sep 2017
  Ajaccio, Corsica, France   
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Today we caught the train to Ajaccio. The narrow-gauge train, officially called the Chemins de Fer de la Corse, connects Bastia to Ajaccio and Calvi (along with many points in between, of course). It's quite a scenic train trip as it winds through the mountainous center of Corsica.

Train

The photos from the train suffer a bit because the train was moving and the windows were dirty and scratched. There is only so much that a high shutter speed and polarizer can fix.

 
 
 
 
Narrow-gauge train, Gara di Bastia  
 
 
 
 
Narrow-gauge train, Gara di Bastia  
 
 
 
 
Narrow-gauge train, Gara di Bastia  
 
 
 
Narrow-gauge train, Gara di Bastia   
 
 
 
 
Narrow-gauge train, Gara di Bastia   
 
 
 
 
Narrow-gauge train, Gara di Bastia   
 
 
 
Corsica as seen from train  
 
 
 
 
Corsica as seen from train  
 
 
 
 
Corsica as seen from train  
 
 
 
View from train  
 
 
 
 
View from train  
 
 
 
 
View from train  
 
 
 
View from train  
 
 
 
 
View from train  
 
 
 
 
View from train  
 
 
 
View from train  
 
 
 
 
View from train  
 
 
 
 
View from train  
 
 
 
View from train  
 
 
 
 
View from train  
 
 
 
 
View from train  
 
 
 
Typical train station  
 
 
 
 
Typical train station  
 
 
 
 
Typical train station  
 
 
 
Church in Ajaccio, next to our apt  
 
Our train ride ended in Ajaccio. We then walked about a km from the train station to our apartment, a roomy one bedroom, conveniently and scenically located in the middle of the old Genovese quarter. Its only downside was being on what appears to be Ajaccio's busiest sidewalk-cafe street. It's chock-a-block with restaurants and bars and it's busy until the wee hours. The noise was ok, it's part of being in town, but the cigarette smoke was annoying.
 
 
 
 
Church in Ajaccio, next to our apt  
 
Our train ride ended in Ajaccio. We then walked about a km from the train station to our apartment, a roomy one bedroom, conveniently and scenically located in the middle of the old Genovese quarter. Its only downside was being on what appears to be Ajaccio's busiest sidewalk-cafe street. It's chock-a-block with restaurants and bars and it's busy until the wee hours. The noise was ok, it's part of being in town, but the cigarette smoke was annoying.
 
 
 
 
Church in Ajaccio, next to our apt  
 
Our train ride ended in Ajaccio. We then walked about a km from the train station to our apartment, a roomy one bedroom, conveniently and scenically located in the middle of the old Genovese quarter. Its only downside was being on what appears to be Ajaccio's busiest sidewalk-cafe street. It's chock-a-block with restaurants and bars and it's busy until the wee hours. The noise was ok, it's part of being in town, but the cigarette smoke was annoying.
 
 
 
 27 Sep   The pretty town of Bastia  27 Sep
  Corsica & Lyon  
The view from Ajaccio   29 Sep  29 Sep