Cities and suburbs, real and imaginary.

Monday, March 19, 2007


the trains of the deutsche bahn have strange english translations on their signs.

for instance:alight in the direction of traffic to the left.

a man says i must go down a level to get to my platform, and he actually means i have to turn around to the lower number not drop down one level to the lower floors.

a man says he's going to Ulm and jokes about an old tongue twister: "in Ulm, und um Ulm, und herum Ulm." (in Ulm, and around Ulm, and all around Ulm.)

i'm in Munich. it's cold. i'm going to find dinner.

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