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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.


Friday, January 10, 2014


Dad card from Vienna, 1986

Message:  Dear J, am now here in old Wien -- 5 1/2 hrs on der train -- in (?) from Innsbruck.  The wedder has turned worse -- there were snow clouds near Innsbruck and it's been solidly overcast and threatening snow here -- below 0 degrees c.  Went to the historical fine art museo today -- its great -- a room of Brueghels (both) many Rembrandts, some absolutely dazzling art objects made of gold, crystal, precious stones, Roman antiquities, Byzantine & Etruscan stuff etc. Too much to cover.  Had a couple Hungarians from Budapesht in my room last night -- They looked & acted like characters out of a bad spy movie -- Brown Leather coats, scarfs, shiny leather suitcases, the leader told me 'shower es verboten' It was a push-button model -- He just grunted when I showed him.  Had a horrible dream of 2 bats, a cat, and macabre voice calling 'Mortimer' hope nothing bad happens.  Also I lit a candle.  There was a ghostly voice calling when awoke.  Dad 

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