1970 Europe Travel by Train
At the dawn of the 70s, the price of a ticket from London to Italy was only 24 dollars. While the train was monotonously tapping the wheels, swaying reassuringly, and constantly changing landscapes flashed outside the window, two strangers in the same compartment could start a conversation over slices of Bologna ham. And this conversation could last several hundred kilometers. So a new kind of travelers was born ...
1. In July 1970, LIFE magazine sent lucky photographer Carlo Bavagnoli to travel around Europe by train.
2. His story was devoted to all travelers, state employees - a new wave of free spirit of graduates of American colleges who want to take a sip of freedom before putting on the yoke of the worker of capitalism.
3. They traveled in large groups, met each other, slept at train stations and played guitars in anticipation of the next train.
5. Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. A mighty masterpiece of architecture on top of a cliff.
6. Of course, the first-class travel option was also always available ...
7The view from the window of the train Mediolanum, which swept from Milan to Munich in less than 6 hours.
8. The platform of the Portuguese station.
9. And geese are quiet here ...
10. Three American students sleep during a trip to Oslo - Bergen, Norway.
11. Well, why are standard train cars not as smart now as at that time?
12. The Spanish train rushes past the fishing village on the way to the then still not spoiled by the mass tourism of the Costa Brava.
14. New Eurailpass discounts on second-class tickets gave 26 college graduates the opportunity to travel across Europe, including through France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, as well as a new mandatory stop on the itinerary - Amsterdam!