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Look At The Beauty Of Canada In A Whole New Way: From The Ghost Train
November 16, 2012
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If you've travelled across this fine country of ours, then you already know it's full of epic, unparalleled scenery.

It's also really, really big. Even those who have crossed the whole thing haven't seen everything. And there are always new perspectives to be discovered.

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Like the perspective of a miniature train, two inches from the ground.

Photographer Jeff Friesen recently completed a project called 'The Canadian: Ghost Train Crossing Canada.'

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He took a two-inch-tall model train with him on a journey across the country - it was small enough to fit inside a shopping bag - photographing it in various locations as he went.

"I started The Canadian project to show the country from an unseen vantage point," he told My Modern Met. "While it is tempting to document such a huge country from a helicopter or a plane (in fact, it has been done several times), I wanted to get closer to the heart of the land."

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As these pics show, he did a great job.

The train itself is an exact scale replica of the 1955 Streamliner train that once traveled the route between Montreal and Vancouver. The original train was named 'The Canadian.'

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"It often takes a change of perception to see familiar things in a new way," Friesen says. "I hope those who see The Canadian enjoy an old journey from a new viewpoint."

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You can visit Friesen's website and see more of his work right here.

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