At Sea to Singapore, 2 April 1893

Already at 5 o’clock in the morning I left my cabin and went to the bridge to enjoy the spectacle of the setting full moon and the concurrent rise of the  daystar. Floating clouds in the sky embellished the view by their grotesque forms and strange colors.

In the morning — we celebrate Easter Sunday — a church service whose celebration on the open sea always impresses me deeply: the altar on deck, overhung by our standard; in front a handful of people, at the mercy of the elements,  solely trusting in God; the solemn sound of music and the muted mysterious rushing sound of the eternal infinite sea.

After the church service I devoted the whole day to work, namely to letters to be sent home.


  • Location: At Sea to Singapore
  • ANNO – on 02.04.1893 in Austria’s newspapers.
  • The k.u.k. Hof-Burgtheater is closed until 2nd April. The k.u.k. Hof-Operntheater is playing „Die goldene Märchenwelt“.

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