I cannot praise our public transport company enough. The weather has been pretty awful lately, and still only minor disturbances have been noticed by yours truly. You don’t really notice how good it is until you go somewhere else. 🙂
Something strange met me yesterday on the way home from town. This stuff was plastered all over Schwedenplatz subway. Poems, excerpts, slogans etc.. all kinds of pieces of text was there. At first I thought it was something religious, but then I found out that actually it wasn’t.
It was put on by a Viennese poet/writer/philosopher called Helmut Seethaler, who is apparently known for this kind of events around the city. His vision was to make art public, something that also transcends into people’s everyday lives and spheres. So, he is putting up poems and musings on subway stations, light poles, and in other public spaces. And yesterday, he was putting them up here. Great!! 😀
Thanks to fellow Viennese blogger Jedib on http://louisland.wordpress.com/about/ for clearing that up! 🙂
I find it really hard to take good photos of things that I’m not really supposed to take photos of. When there is a ticket control on the subway, basically the controllers block all exits from the subway, so that you have no way of telling them that you are not taking the subway. I always like the controls (unless if I am in an extreme hurry), as otherwise I’d feel cheated somehow. I really hate buying tickets for trains and such if no one checks it. But that’s me!
The annual transport fee in Vienna is really low compared with other capitals in Europe. Without any reduction it’s 32 Euro per month, which is an absolute bargain when you consider that a single journey costs 2 Euro. It’s issued by Wienerlinien, and is valid on all trams, buses, subways and ‘schnellbahn,’ which are regional trains that pass through Vienna. Threre is a boundary, but you can travel quite far away already with it, as far as Liesing when you go southwards! And, they don’t care what kind of picture you use.. lol. This picture was taken at a party. 😉
On my way to the airport today I rode past one of my favourite railside tags in Vienna. Someone has sprayed a little subway train onto the side of the rails, which depicts the U4 subway going towards Heiligenstadt. It’s super cute! I’m on my way home to Norway today, as my mum has had surgery, and I’m gonna be there to take care of her during the first days home from the hospital. I’ll be running some old captures, but I promise they’ll all be representative of Vienna today. (Things don’t really change that fast here…). 😉