“Die Reisende” (Robert Indermaur)

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Sculpture of a waiting lady in Thusis

During a winter excursion on a UNESCO World Heritage route in Graub√ľnden, my train stopped in Thusis. An elegant lady was sitting outside on the platform, waiting: “Die Reisende” (The Female Traveller), a work by the Swiss artist Robert Indermaur. [German]

“Die Reisende” (The Female Traveller) by Robert Indermaur

On that very day, I just wanted to experience the scenery and the technical sights of the Albula Railway. Together with the Bernina Railway, this has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. I expected mind-baffling helical tunnels and a breathtaking Landwasser Viaduct.

But then I fell in love with a female traveller who had been waiting for her train on the Thusis platform for a while. The snow-covered hat of the elegant lady told me that. Our contact lasted only a minute, and then my train continued its journey with Swiss punctuality.

“Die Reisende” is probably still waiting for her train at the Thusis platform. Bronze statues have that in them. The creator of this work was the Chur-born painter and sculptor Robert Indermaur. There is more of him to see in his native city, as the author Sandra Schreiber describes in her blog article (German).

Sources / More infos

  • Link Official website of the artist Robert Indermaur