Subdued

12 Apr

That is the word that, for me, describes the mood in Vienna this Easter weekend. It’s common to have little traffic in Vienna at this time of year because so many people who live in Vienna go back to their hometowns to celebrate Easter with their families. This year, this kind of traveling around is being discouraged to prevent the virus traveling with people. This means that there are more residents in the city than there ordinarily would be, but we all seem to be maintaining a respectful quietness. Yesterday and perhaps today I would have expected some loud music at least, but we seem to be quite subdued.

One Response to “Subdued”

  1. esauboeck April 13, 2020 at 1:49 am #

    My Viennese friend Wolfgang seems to be happily sequestered with family out in the Waldviertel. He’s talking of “splendid isolation”! This is someone who is usually used to travelling constantly, attending meetings and seminars. If this gets him to slow down, it’s worth something.

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