This picture was taken at the train station at Magdeburg in Germany. We were on a 2-week Germany and Austria trip and at that night, we would be sleeping on a night train from Magdeburg to Germany. The train was scheduled to depart at 11pm but with virtually nothing opened at night in Magdeburg and we did not have a hotel room any more, we arrived at the train station early and waited on the platform.
The platform was largely deserted because there were still a couple of hours before the scheduled departure and other local trains had stopped services already. Instead of just sitting on the bench, I picked up my camera and walked around – after all, being in a deserted but still operational train station is not something one can usually do.
Then I found these two empty beer bottles, standing quietly at a rather clean train station. It shouldn’t be there for long as otherwise they would have been collected by the janitors. Even though they are garbages, they did fit the lonely mood in a quiet train platform. Did these two bottles belonged to two friends chatting while they were waiting for the train? Or they were just from a lonely person who was so bored that he could just keep on drinking? I will never know the answer but I do think it would be a good fit to this week’s photo challenge theme.