Photo blog 29

Translated from the German:  “The soul lives on.”  In the Cemetery of the Nameless, Vienna, Austria, 30 November 2009. This image isn’t directly related to my NaNoWriMo novel, but I am getting to a place in my novel where I might start writing about cemeteries, and the Friedhof der Namenlosen has become for me aContinue reading “Photo blog 29”

And now, a word from our sponsor: Some of Jennifer’s thoughts on Vienna

The list from the listmaker. I love making lists, yes, but I don’t feel the pressure Sam feels of having “the” list. Maybe that’s why I like Family Feud so much – it’s all about the list that’s true in the moment. So looking back on our Vienna trip, what are the things/events/activities that standContinue reading “And now, a word from our sponsor: Some of Jennifer’s thoughts on Vienna”

Vienna: final thoughts (almost)

Day 7 and final thoughts: We woke early our last day in order to enjoy a full breakfast and take our leisurely time getting out to the airport. On our way into the city, aboard Vienna’s CAT train, we’d flopped wearily into the nearest seat and leaned against the windows to watch the countryside flashContinue reading “Vienna: final thoughts (almost)”

Vienna: Day 5

Day 5 Wednesday, December 2, 2009 I’m not sure how to briefly write about today, and it will have to be brief because it’s very late and tomorrow is our last day. In some respects, today actually felt like two days, one a trip down the Danube to tiny medieval villages and a vast BaroqueContinue reading “Vienna: Day 5”

Vienna: Day 4

Day 4 Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Tonight might be short because it’s nearly midnight already and we’ve had another exhaustive day of heavy walking and are looking forward to an early morning. Fortunately(?), full as our day was it contained relatively few individual activities—we stayed focused today. When we woke up we found it raining,Continue reading “Vienna: Day 4”

Vienna: Intro and Day 1

I like to keep a travel journal whenever I go anywhere far from home — it’s a habit I was assigned on a college winter-term trip to Turkey eleven years ago, but one I’ve enjoyed keeping since then — and so I kept one last week while Jennifer and I jaunted around Vienna. But I’veContinue reading “Vienna: Intro and Day 1”