Life does not always run in a nice, straight line. There are also bends, curves and the occasional obstacle to negotiate.
Or so they say at the Rhätische Bahn, the network of trains that includes the Bernina Express, the only way to cross the Alps from north to south by railway. Traveling on some of the world’s most beautiful railway routes, its panorama train cars have tall vertical windows, so that looking in any direction assures you of a spectacular view. It’s simply a photographer’s heaven (aside from the reflections of fellow passengers off the glass). The trains are unique, not only with their observation coaches, but also in that they can reach elevations and inclines that normal trains can not.