Understanding The U-Bahn?
Thursday, 1 December 2022
A Truly Haupt Haiptbahnhof (4)
Too late to assist No 3 son in the bewilderment begotten by his brief nocturnal excursion, fbb has tried to grasp something of the complexity of Munich Hauptbahnhof by unravelling the rather befuddling isometric diagram as shown (illegibly) above.
The main (and thus simple!) underground access is on the south flank of the station. If we wander away from Stationplatz and turn right ...Untergeschoss, we now have an Erdgeschoss and an Obergeschoss. As part of the exit to Bayerstrasse, there is a bank of escalators labelled "U" - and that's a clue, too.
There are far fewer adverts that we suffer in London which makes the station tidier ...
Our unseen video host then walks to the far end of the U4/U5 platform ...
We can, perhaps, understand why our sense of direction evaporates at Hauptbahnhof when we see what the U-Bahn lines are actually doing!
Even better, fbb found a geographical street map with an overlay of the U- and S-Bahn routes including stations, the latter also in their geographical alignments.
So here is Hauptbahnhof!PALE BLUE. Then below these, again at right angles (roughly) and in PALE GREEN is the S-Bahn station.
It is really very, very simple!
Meanwhile, in London, how is Crossrail 2 progressing?
Advent Calendar Day 1
Attitudes to Advent
Christmas goes on far too long. When the original Church founders created the Calendar for worship, they started Christmas at midnight on December 24th and finished in 12 nights later.
But, to prepare for the festival, they instituted "Advent" which ran for four weeks up to Christmas Eve. The idea was to make yourself spiritually fit for Christmas, For children, calendars were later introduced with pictures of incidents from the Christmas story, one for each day until 25th. Again, it was to help the kiddies prepare properly for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Advent also sought to remind worshippers about the end times, when Christ would return and the whole world would be judged by his standards.
Oooer! Maybe not as jolly as we think Christmas should be!
"Do you want us to go and pull up the weeds (tares)?’ the servants asked. ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because as you gather the weeds you might pull up some of the wheat along with them. Let the wheat and the weeds both grow together until harvest. Then I will tell the harvest workers to pull up the weeds first, tie them in bundles and burn them, and then to gather in the wheat and put it in my barn.’”Wheat or Weeds?===================================
Next Grantham blog : Friday 2nd December