tagged T

Every Tuesday, step by step, I’m walking with my readers from A to Z, last week we had tagged “S”, so this week we have “T” – I’m sure you’ll find a story or a short reflection tagged with “T”! Feel free to add in the comments below the link to your personal interpretation of the letter “T”!!! Myself I’ll feature “T” for “TRAIN”:
red train to Berlin
“Train to Berlin” – photo by myself, taken in Berlin from the top of the Alexanderturm, click on the picture to enter my galleries on flickr.com


Our train was 90 minutes late. A young man had made suicide jumping suddenly on the railroad track waiting behind a curve in a tunnel. The driver of the engine still was shocked. All passengers too. We discovered a lonesome woman on a bench waiting quietly. She was the famous German ex-bishop Margot Käßmann. We talked with her about suicide short before Christmas. Three and a half hours later, the train made 250 km/h again, I remembered, because we came near to Spandau Prison, the discussion of the evening before we had: with the grandson of Karl Dönitz (leader of Germany after Hitler’s death). He (like us) had seen the movie about the submarine / U-boat U-156, shooting down the ship Laconia. After that human disaster (the German submarine U-156, trying to rescue many people from the ship Laconia, was attacked by US-bombers) Karl Dönitz gave the order, in the future not to rescue enemies swimming in the ocean. 1942. The train reached Berlin. Thousands of bureaus with light. Countless merry-go-rounds: Christmas time.

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72 responses to “tagged T

  1. It seems like a lot of people become depressed at the holidays; that is so sad.


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  3. This is a gorgeous shot but what a sad story. It’s actually a disorder that happens during certain seasons – SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), which makes people do self-injurious things during supposedly-celebratory moments. I imagine that you must all have been in shock by the incident.


  4. I love traveling by train and am sorry you had such a sad journey to Berlin.


  5. Nice photo. And to climb abaord that T train, here’s a song I was working on a few months back called the Evening Train http://bumbastories.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/that-evening-train-again/


  6. Strange how life deals us these cards… Beautiful backdrop to a sequence of complicated stories… Take care, Alexandra


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  8. what a sad story frizz … so much sadness to think about … and all the party time of christmas … here is mine frizz … terrifying moments! http://dadirridreaming.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/standley-chasm/


  9. So sad Frizz, I wonder how many people were affected by the man’s suicide.


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  11. Terrible tragedy, especially at Christmas. It’s interesting though, that you were told it was a suicide. I remember when I used to live in Australia they used not to report train suicides for fear it would spark a rash of copy-cats. I wonder if that is still the same?

    On a brighter note, I’ve a T for you – Toppled Torso : http://thewanderlustgene.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/torso-a-toppled-torso/


  12. Nice picture for a Tragedy…..My T was earlier, if I did it for a tag : http://icezine.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/s02-week-19-timelessness/
    In Vietnam, T for Time…. because time is different. young people with the only trace of french colonization.
    And for a Train, time is so important.


  13. title=”Rügen – Rasender Roland / Rushing Roland” – photo by dietmut, click on the picture to enter her galleries on Flickr
    Rügen - Rasender Roland / Rushing Roland
    oh my heart jumped, as I discovered this train from the island Ruegen, Baltic Sea, East Germany: my mother lived there (we could not come to each other, she lived on the other side of the Iron Curtain).
    More about Ruegen in my article
    the IVY HOUSE


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  15. Well Frizz, as you know I posted about a train on Sunday, not remembering this week was T…ah well, I worked on another topic http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/the-letter-t/


  16. You’re invited to answer to the questions at the end of this post : http://icezine.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/tag-liebster-award/


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  18. A quick post on a very busy day for me. I wanted to say more but notime. I love jazz. I grew to learn a lot from my hubby who plays these instruments and more. He loves every kind of jazz. I hope you enjoy my entry for Letter T – Trumpet.


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  20. Amy

    Hi Frizz, Here is my entry… See you when I am back


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  22. Great view of this train. Here is mine. http://wp.me/p23TG1-2G3



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  25. Hi Frizz, this is my post with letter t “Tomorrow (will be a better day)” http://mariannegv.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/tomorrow-2/
    Kind greetings!


  26. Oh gosh Dietmar that is an amazing photo! But what a sad story – when someone wants to commit suicide and jumps in front of a train they don’t think of the grief and pain they cause the train driver and the passengers.


  27. Oh that is so terribly sad and what a memorable event.


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  29. kz

    such a gorgeous shot, yet a very sad story… i was speechless for a moment.

    here are my photos, t are for tulips http://theeclecticeccentricshopaholic.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/tulips-in-spring/


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  31. Hi Frizz!!! Time erases good and bad things so quikly, makes us to forget in such a terrible way…
    Here is my entry…


  32. Allyson Mellone

    You know, Frizz, I was on the Amtak coming home from Philadelphia last night. I logged in for a little while and saw this post. I thought, it is so strange that I was thinking about what a time warp riding a train can be. It carries us ahead to where ever we need to go, but also can become a thing that carries us backward…you know into. I meet a father with his sick daughter on the train. They made the trip to get treatment for her at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Also, there are people here that kill themselves or others by pushing them(selves) onto the tracks in front of an arriving train.

    Your picture of the train arriving to Berlin has a lyrical mood just like all your lovely NYC images in your book “New York: In a Lyrical Mood”
    http://www.blurb.com/b/970347-new-york. I received the book and looked at it many times last night with Jim. We just love it!

    It is too bad that a Personenschaden took place. I remember the word as meaning “ending life.” When I was at the Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien to install an exhibit there, an art installer told me about his brother who also had a Personenschaden, his brother ended his life himself.

    Have a good evening!


    • dear Allyson,
      cancer, crime [pushing innocent people onto the tracks in front of an arriving train] etc. = every city is filled up with sad things – and on the other hand things giving hope and positive feelings: like your successful exhibition in Vienna – and your comments, always diving deep into the subject!


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  34. hi Frizz, your photo is again stunning … and the story was yet another tragedy. anyway, please find mine here: http://alwaysbobswife.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/tagged-t-trust/


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  36. Hi Dietmar,
    I wasn’t going to join your challenge this week because I’m really tired but this story insisted on being written. I’m learning to listen to the “voices in my head”…


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  38. that’s a sad story frizz.. if we only knew what’s going on inside the mind of person who would commit suicide.. anyway, here’s my tagged T, sharing with you some photos of my doggie i named Tobi.. http://starlight427.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/tagged-t-tobi/


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