The Anonymous Widower

When Will The United States Learn That Guns Kill People?

Trump may blame mental health for the shootings in Florida, but then anybody can vere from their normal safe state to a dangerous one!

February 15, 2018 Posted by | World | , , | Leave a comment

Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof

Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof is going through a controversial rebuilding called Stuttgart 21, so I had to choose to change trains there, between Karlsruhe and Essen.

The building opened in 1922 and was designed by Paul Bonztz. So it is almost the same age as Waterloo station.

The project is also costing about the same as the Thameslink Programme.

They all make an interesting comparison.

I can’t say that I understand what all the fuss is about.

This article on Deutsche Welle is entitled Stuttgart 21 – Germany’s Other Engineering Fiasco Goes Off The Rails.

This is the first paragraph.

Everyone in Germany has heard the jokes and seen the social media memes about Berlin’s BER airport. But the Stuttgart 21 railway project has also developed into a logistical nightmare — and a sinkhole for public money.

It doesn’t look to be a happy project.

February 15, 2018 Posted by | Transport | , , | 2 Comments

Gluten Not Optional

I spent last night in the Ibis hotel at Karlsruhe and had a very good supper in Baden-Baden.

This morning, I’m on my way to Stuttgart, so I thought I’d pick up something at the station.

Usually, on German stations, I can find something like fruit, but here there were nothing gluten-free except a bag of McDonald’s fries, coffee etc and water.

I assume all German coeliacs are stick-thib, as they aren’t allowed to collect snacks on the run!

February 15, 2018 Posted by | Food | , | Leave a comment