Thursday 4 January 2007

Grand Railway Stations: Arrivals and Departures


"... crowds
milling around on corners began
to move, the great arrival day
we'd heard so much about begun
... "

From the poem
"Song of the Andoumboulou: 21,"
by the 2006 National Book Award Winner for Poetry, Nathaniel Mackey.

Cafeteria of the Wien Museum at Karlsplatz
Point of Arrival
Grosser Bahnhof
Wien und die weite Welt

Main Line Stations
Vienna and the wide world

all day Sunday to the permanent exhibitions.



  1. I see an Indian Guy ( Surd)....!

    Was this a wall paper....amazing....I thought seeing first image that you have changed the mode to was going back in past !!( BTW that was my quick look to your images) You post so many images....and right now I am so much rushed....however don't want to miss too!!
    So you are Tea drinker in morning...( me too but Masala Chai) later in day I switch to Coffee....!

  2. The black-and-white wallpaper in the background shows the arrival and departure hall of the Vienna Westbahnhof. I love how the little shots of colour from the royal blue of the turban and the light wood of the counter contrast with the monochrome image and the black chairs in the foreground.

    I like Earl Grey, mine is a melange of Darjeeling and Assam, flavored with Bergamot oil; in the afternoons I drink Chai tea every now and then, Haas&Haas of Vienna sells a "Masala Chai" spice blend of excellent quality, with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves and black pepper (I imagine your tea must taste much closer to heaven than mine).

  3. Happy New Year, Merisi.
    And thank you for comment on my sketchbook.

  4. Hi Merisi,

    Happy New Year!

    I just got back from 2-week vacation in Austria (Vienna, Salzburg, and Graz). I had the best time there! People I met durng the trip, like museum, transportation, restaurant, and shop employees, were so friendly and spoke English well. Is learning English part of your education? My husband who speaks a little bit German is in love with Ausrtia now.

    Thanks again for your blog, which helped me plan the trip.

    PS. I am the one asked you about the dress code for concerts in Musikverein.


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