Taking a break at Mestsky Stadium, Ostrava

Break Time, Ostrava

For today’s Pic du Jour, the the 157th (!) straight, I decided to go with this snap taken yesterday of a security guard taking a quick break at City Stadium in Ostrava, Czech Republic. I loved that freshly painted wall.

I’m in Katowice, Poland at the moment, at the beginning of a somewhat spontaneous trip in the country’s southwestern reaches. It’s my first time in Poland so I’m quite excited –and a little surprised by how I can actually understand some of the language.

Tomorrow I’ll be visiting Auschwitz, a place I’ve felt compelled to see since first hearing about some of my grandfather’s concentration camp experiences when I was eight. He was in Dachau for much of his two and a half year captivity –I visited there in 1999– but mentioned friends who were sent to the largest Nazi death camp and never heard from again. Then on to Krakow for a couple days to check out some art and music. After that, I’m not exactly sure. I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

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And on this day from the Piran Café archive:

At the Südbahnhof station, Vienna, 14-June-20082008 – A pic of a pair gripped by Euro2008 fever –and a curious onlooker– at Vienna’s Südbahnhof station, which was selected as a Gadling Photo of the Day. By the way, the station was demolished two years later to make way for Vienna’s new main central station, Wien Hauptbahnhof, which will be operational before the end of 2015.

 

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