Monday, March 23, 2009

Entrance to Stadtpark u-bahn station

Stadtpark U-Bahn station

I love the old-fashioned style subway/u-bahn station. The station was originally built in 1899 as a train station. It was closed in 1918 and reopened in 1925 as a part of the city railway system (Wiener Stadtbahn). During the 1970s, the Stadtbahn was integrated into the u-bahn/subway system and became part of the U4 and U6 lines. Stadtpark station is part of the U4 line and is the only station on this line that remains mostly in it's original form.

Thursday, March 19, 2009



It's not unusual to see someone reading a book or magazine on the subway, but I've never noticed this before. I thought it was strange that this woman was holding her children so closely and then I saw that she was reading to them. When the seat across from them became available, I decided to sit down and snap a photo. I already had my camera in my hand and hopefully I looked like I was browsing the photos. I can't decide if this kid knew I was taking a photo or was just interested in the camera.