Innsbruck train station – Orient Express

More images of the Orient Express

Due to European regulations the Orient Express has to change engines in every country it enters, these regulations also prevent steam powered engines from being used.

From Innsbruck train station you can see the ski jump ramp used in the IX Olympic Winter Games (from January 29 to February 9, 1964). The games included 1091 athletes from 36 nations, and the Olympic Torch was carried by Joseph Rieder,  a former alpine skier who had participated in the 1956 Winter Olympics.

In 1969 I stood at the bottom of the ski jump ramp – it is huge!

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'Death by Sushi' Fish can kill me. When I was very small (maybe 3 or 4 years old) my grandfather, who lost the sight of one eye from a bullet fired by a German sniper (fortunately not a very good one) during the Battle of the Somme in World War 1, wiped my face with the corner of his apron, an apron he had used to wipe his filleting knife on. He was a grocery shopkeeper who specialized in wet fish.