I have pleasant memories of staying in the Buckminster Fuller room at the Penang Hill Hotel and taking the funicular railway down to town every day. And Leela grew up in Penang so she has even more memories of this pleasant mode of transport to the cool heights of Penang Hill.
So when we boarded a few months ago, we were shocked to find that it is now a bullet train. You are hardly over your astonishment at the whiplash ride before it is over and you’re being directed out and away so that the next group of soon-to-be-stunned passengers can board.
This photo was taken from the train going up as I was shooting back towards our launch pad in the unseeable distance. At the speed we were traveling, I’m surprised anything is in focus.