This is a cell phone photo taken at the last remaining railroad crossing in Molfetta. All of the others have been walled off and various underpasses or bridges have been built to get to the other side of the tracks which run right through the middle of town.
The house that seems to be built as close as physically possible to the tracks was once home to the person whose job was to raise and lower the bars blocking off the crossing. Now the bars go up and down by themselves on schedule and the house is home to a family that have nothing to do with the railway company. Can you imagine the noise in there every time a train goes by? And several do go by every hour! They say you can get used to anything...
A Curious Artifact
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