The first time I instagrammed a container car, it was because I was waiting on my commuter train to show up, and I was bored to death.
The second time, I was curious about the word “Maersk”.
The third time… yeah, in all honesty, I was just kinda trolling my friends.
But at least a handful of other folks saw the same appeal. I kept seeing the containers, and the each time I did a little more on-the-spot research, I learned how old and/or humongous these companies are.
Kinda cool that there’s a whole other part of the economy that’s just been chugging along, making the rest of it work a little more smoothly.
And there’s the novelty, like birding. I’ve seen, in passing, a bunch of other containers that I haven’t snapped or read about yet.
It’s not sexy at all, but there’s something compelling here. Some things are born interesting. Some things, given time or attention, become interesting.