Returning to the Danube Journey

It’s been more than a year since we got home from our journey, or pilgrimage, to my father’s ancestral lands along the Danube, and it’s been nearly a year since I wrote anything about it. A year ago I had bold plans for continuous stories, but many things got in the way. I didn’t finish what I wanted to say — I barely started what I wanted to say. Now I’m going to try again.

My story titled “About This Journey to East Central Europe” revealed the itinerary: a two-week loop in September 2018 through parts of what was once the “Dual Monarchy” ruled by the Austrian Habsburgs. My focus was on places I know my ancestors lived, and thus this was to be my chance to see a bit of where my family came from, perhaps a chance to find details of the way they lived that might help me understand their stories a bit better, and maybe to find at least some physical evidence of their time in these places. I won’t repeat here what I said there. If you’re interested you can see that and other blog posts about this journey by selecting the category “2018-09 East Central Europe” in the selection box titled “Bundles of Stories” on the right side of the page.

And so the journey began.

Sfânta Treime

Sfânta Treime (Holy Trinity) atop the “Plague Column” in Piața Unirii in Timișoara
The column was erected in 1740 to thank God for the end of the plague that ravaged the city in 1738-1739.

One thought on “Returning to the Danube Journey

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