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Monuments Sisi

Monuments to Elisabeth of Austria

One can still find monuments to Elisabeth of Austria, also known as Sisi, in different places of the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy.

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City Halls

Let’s talk about new town halls (#FriFotos)

New city hall in Hannover, Germany

The subject of today for #FriFotos is ‘new’. That reminds me of a phenomenon I came across on my city walks for several times: The guide-book told me ‘this’ is the ‘new’ town hall of the place but actually the building looked pretty old-fashioned. For example have a look at the Neue Rathaus von Hannover (New town hall of Hanover) depicted above which was opened in 1913.

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Christmas

Sparkling Christmas decorations (#FriFotos)

Christmas decoration at Habsburgergasse in Vienna, Austria

The subject of today for #FriFotos is ‘sparkling’. I’ve decided to combine this subject with photos of Christmas decorations I have seen the last two years. The photo above shows some Christmas deco of Vienna. The depicted crowns fit well with the name of the street which refers to Habsburg family: Habsburgergasse.

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Thougths

Where do you write your blog posts?

Notebook on a Railjet

Today I came across an article about travel bloggers. The header was provided with a photo of a man lying on a hammock working with his notebook. Oh, there are so many articles about travel bloggers like this: Man or woman in a hammock or on a beach chair.

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Railviews

Views on a train journey

View of Burg Niederfalkenstein from railway bridge

Today I had a special question for my readers. I love to make photos on my train journeys. In time more and more pictures taken through the windows of trains found their way as photo posts to this blog. It is time to tag them. But which tag to choose? After a small talk with my followers on Twitter and Facebook a new term has emerged: Railviews

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Thougths

A good travel photo is about emotions

Landscape near Kroatisch-Minihof, Austria

Glancing through my photos of my latest trip in Burgenland I came across this photo. I took it from my room’s window early in the morning. Immediately I got the emotion from that morning again.

This silence. This beauty.

For me a good travel photo is about emotions. It would not only describes the place the photographer had been. To a greater degree it would catch the emotions the photographer had at that place.

What do you think?

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Railways

What did I learn by this InterRail trip in 2011

Entrance hall of Graz central station

The journey is over. I have reached the entrance hall of my town’s railway station. So what did I learn by this special trip in December?

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Railviews Water Towers

Lets speak about water towers

Water tower at Merano Railway Station

While travelling by train I often think about typical elements of landscape and architecture one can see through the train window. Are there any elements you can associate with a certain country or area?

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Railways

Working on trains

Notebook on a Railjet

One reason for me to travel by train is the chance to work while travelling. Of course this is just a saying if you don’t choose your train wisely.

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Railways

Some tips for your InterRail trip

Entrance hall of Graz central station

After using an InterRail pass for many days it’s time to sum up what tips I could put down for using such a great offer.

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Cuisine Railways

Some thoughts about dining cars

Lunch at Czech dining car

While planning my next day on my train journey in Dec 2011 some thoughts about dining cars came to my mind. Is it worth to think about which dining-car is on your planned train? Well, I think so …

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Railways

Choosing a train like a gourmet

Time table at Hamburg central station There is a funny habit I have: Every time I come across a train schedule at a railway station I have a look at this piece of paper like a gourmet reading a menu. And than I make some notes which destinations could be reached from this railway station and which ones I’d like to see next.