At Sea to Bombay, 16 January 1893

Today we could see the Indian coast nearly without interruption. Towards noon we passed Goa, the Portuguese colony. The officer of the watch observed some snakes swimming in the sea. The weather is wonderful, the sea is as smooth as glass with an agreeable, refreshing wind. We overtook the Lloyd steamer “Elektro” which hoisted a flag salute (“kleine Flaggengala”). I used the time with Doctor von Lorenz to scientifically determine the species of all the birds and butterflies caught in Ceylon. In the evening I stood on the bridge for hours, observing the stars of the southern sky.


      • Location: near Goa, India
      • ANNO – on 16.01.1893 in Austria’s newspapers. In a chronicle feature, the Neue Freie Presse offers updates about the where-abouts of the different archdukes and princesses such as Archduke Joseph and Archduchesses Clothilde and Maria Dorothea spending their winter retreat in Fiume. The Emperor meanwhile has received a visit from the „beer president“, a CEO and organizer of the ball of business and industry to again petition for the Emperor’s patronage of the ball. The Neue Freie Presse also publishes some secret Russian documents about Russia’s involvement in Bulgaria a few years ago. Paris is still full of turmoil.
      • The k.u.k. Hof-Burgtheater is playing Goethe’s „Iphigenie auf Tauris“, while the k.u.k Hof-Operntheater is repeating „Die Rantzau“.

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