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Along the Trans-Mongolian Railway

Posted by on December 15, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Australian photographer Jacob Wallwork is most comfortable wandering, and had for years wanted to take the Trans-Mongolian Railway, which follows along an ancient tea-trade route in China, connecting to Russia by way of Mongolia. This year, he was able to make the trip with two friends, starting in Beijing and ending in Saint Petersburg. These images serve as a journal of his passage.

“The journey took us on about ten different trains and over two months to complete,” Wallwork writes. “In that time we covered more than 4660 miles, and although progress was sometimes slow, I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the changing landscapes and cultures that stretch along this famous route.” And without any knowledge of Chinese, Mongolian or Russian languages, he had “very memorable exchanges” with locals along the way, he adds.

You can see some of his images below, and the rest at jacobwallwork.com.

Photos © Jacob Wallwork