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Vienna, Packing up

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"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo.

"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it, to tell the tale." Living to Tell the Tale - Gabriel García Márquez.

"They never taught wandering in any school I attended. ... they never taught the art of writing a book, either. It's all so mysterious."
"Wandering is an art in itself. Wandering and writing don't mix"
"Writing demands commitment and if one thing your wanderer is allergic to is that very quality of commitment, for once one is committed he runs that very risk of failure ..." Wanderer - Sterling Hayden.

"Photography enables you to grasp a place first time round. ... Photography is a means of exploration, it's a vital part of travel, almost as essential as a car or a plane. " - Wim Wenders.

"The worst prejudice we acquire during our youth is the idea that life is serious. Children have the right instincts: they know that life is not serious, and treat it as a game..." , Egon Friedell.

"How far you gonna go. Before you lose your way back home" - Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World, Achtung Baby, U2.

"If you want to be a hero well just follow me." - Working Class Hero, John Lennon.

"When I think of all the things I have done, I know that it's only just begun." - I love you, Lou Reed.

"One does not escape the Sahara - the Sahara let's you go or not" - Touareg.

"Planet earth is blue and there`s nothing I can do" - This is Ground Control to Major Tom, David Bowie.

"Glory for the crazy people/in this stupid world" - Ahmed Fouad Negm. > journey > europe > austria > 20040721-vienna

Today maybe, Tomorrow morning for sure....

Loading the roof gallery
Loading up me, me on top.
One more time in the garage.
Loading the roof gallery
My father looks, still in disbelieve..
Agnieska and sister Mirijam help loading the boxes
Agnieszka and sister Mirijam.

Agnieska and Mirijam smile for the camera
We all manage to smile. We all have different reasons not to.

In the final days before leaving the Land Rover needs another servicing in the garage to fix a problem with the clutch. Most stuff had been sorted in the past few weeks. It looks like I was ready to go for quite some time. But small issues keep me postponing the departure date.

Finally Wednesday morning I start loading the truck with a little help from a great many friends including Michael, Miri, Agnieszka. My father decids to just watch and go round the vehicle to see if everything is just fine. Even Marco my god son, is here, lends a hand. Probably he asks himself: "Oh dear uncle, what are you up to?" Only late at night we finish loading. But everything has its place and fits the way it was supposed to fit.

my nephew Marco.
Marco: What are you doing?
Late at night we finish loading
Late night, finished loading.

Nick says good bye
Nick is saying good-bye here.

Thursday around lunch time I leave Vienna for Bad Hofgastein.

I have left
I have left. I am finally on the road. > journey > europe > austria > 20040721-vienna

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