als ich heute am jakob kaiser platz vorbeikam, sah ich das die alte busstation (für die busse, die als alternative zur reichsbahnbetriebenen s bahn, auf dem autobahnring fuhren) gerade zerkleinert wird.
hier eine skizze der verlassenen station vom letzten sommer –
sketches of the berlin circular railway – two done today and one in july:
at westend station the road “spandauer damm” is crossing the circular rail and motorway. the bridge therefore is currently replaced – because neither the motorway, nor the circular rail can be interrupted, the constructionwork happens with maintained traffic. so people wait for their train, while a big volvo monstersledgehammermachinesomething is choping remainings of the old structure (when i made the drawing, it was still asleep and halfway hidden behind a pole – it woke up, when i started colouring…).
a wheelloader digging spandauer damm by the bridge.
the next station ist messe nord (former witzleben). the berlin ringbahn and the a100 motorway cut the 19th century city abruptly, creating these savage locations. you see the northgate, in the back the yellow scrawl by the gutter shall represent the funkturm berlin, with the international congress centrum asside of it. (sketched in the late dawn in july)
this summer, on the tour berlin<>vienna we were traveling through czechia the third time. i always would have liked to stop at least for some sketch, but naturally my family prefered to keep driving. this time we went by train – so i could at least do some thumbnails – i hope, they look a bit czech.
from the coast we went to the triglav area in the julian alps, to the bohinj lake.
as it is an eldorado for all kinds of outdoor sports, one could cruise around the lake with all kinds of manpowered boats. but there even was a lazy way, to explore it –
the trip on the tourist boat “bohinj” is more interesting than we presumed (due to the informative discourses of a guide traveling with each tour)
on the whole slovenia-trip we enjoyed, aside of the country’s beauty, the naturally friendly and relaxed attitude of all slovenians we met!
this august we went to the slovenian adria, visting the city of piran. its situated on an a headland, so one can see it from a far.
going into town (by bus, cars are banned) you arrive at the main square, the tartinijev trg.
on one corner there is a “venezian palazzo”.
from the square you can see the cathedral st.-georges and baptisterium in the back on a hill.
from that hill you hve a nice view on the square. from the the guidebook i learned, that the square emerged, when the former harbour was filled in 1894. you can see the new harbour now in the back at the right.
the square seems to be the main stage for pirans urban (and touristic) live – on the first evening we dropped into some street theatre.
on the other evening we found that its smooth limestone surface attracs a lot of folk with wheels.
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