On the second stage of his journey, LIFE photographer Jack Birns set foot in France. The Channel ferry from Folkestone moored at the quay of Calais Maritime, where the through-carriages to the Balkans were waiting. In the evening the train reached Paris, where Jack Birns photographed Gare de Lyon.
In 1950 the American photographer Jack Birns traveled the Simplon Orient Express from London to Istanbul for LIFE magazine. In upcoming issues, retours will be traveling after him. The journey started in London, Victoria Station as the gateway to the continent.
“İlk seferine 1883’te başlayan, Avrupa başkentlerini; Viyana’yı, Budapeşte’yi, Milano ve Venedik’i aşarak 76 saatte Paris’ten İstanbul’a yolcu getiren Şark Ekspresi (Orient Express) için Jules Chéret tarafından yapılan poster, 1888.”