Poemas del Río Wang: A Tale of Meridians

In my haphazard wanderings, I have stumbled upon many, many official markers and monuments — obelisks (and the like), wall fixtures, or embedded among cobblestones — and each one adds a sentence or paragraph to the internal story I make up for myself about the world.

Europe is, obviously, awash in such markers. A recent post I contributed to the endlessly fascinating history / culture / travel blog Poemas del Río Wang focuses on local Prime Meridians in Prague and Trieste.

Moving south by train from Prague via Salzburg, past Austrian Alps that shine like gods in the afternoon sun, then in darkness through solid rock under mountain borders, the fluorescent tube lighting ...