The Snow Queen
City Park Head Offices
Right Bank of the River Wien
Over the Wien River
View of the Wien River
in the Stadtpark
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
"If he hadn't been so tired,
if he'd paid a bit more attention
to the snowflakes swirling out of the sky like feathers,
he might have realized
that he was traveling straight into a blizzard;
he might have seen at the start
that he was setting out on a journey
that would change his life forever
and chosen to turn back."
Quoted from Orhan Pamuk's novel "Snow"
"The Silence of Snow
The Journey to Kars"
The great American writer
John Updike wrote a beautiful review
about Pamuk's "Snow" - here is the link:
A modernist novel of contemporary Turkey
Review by John Updike in The New Yorker