If you are tired of the same type of tours and beach holidays and you're looking for inspiration for a unique and memorable holiday — take a look at this post about how people traveled in the 70-ies. A trip around Europe by train you should consider, isn't it?
At the dawn of the 70s the price of tickets from London to Italy was just $ 24. While the train was monotonously tapping wheels, calming, swaying, and the window flashed constantly evolving landscape, two strangers in one compartment could start a conversation with Bologna slices ham. And this conversation could last for several hundred kilometers. Thus was born a new kind of traveller ...
In July 1970, LIFE magazine sent a lucky photographer Carlo Bavagnoli to travel around Europe by train.
His story was dedicated to all travelers-the public sector — a new wave of free-spirited graduates of American colleges who want some freedom before you put on the yoke of worker capitalism.
They traveled in large groups to get acquainted, and slept in the stations and played the guitar waiting for the next train.
Neuschwanstein castle in Germany. Mighty architectural masterpiece on the top of the cliff.
Of course, the option of traveling first class also had...
The view from the train window Mediolanum, which swept from Milan to Munich in less than 6 hours.
The Portuguese platform of the station.
And the geese here are quiet...
Three American student sleep during the trip Oslo — Bergen, Norway.
Why standard cars are not as great as at that time?
Spanish train sweeps past the fishing village on the way to had not yet been spoilt by mass tourism of the Costa Brava.
New discount for Eurailpass for second-class tickets gave 26 College graduates have the opportunity to travel through Europe, including France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and new mandatory stop in the itinerary — Amsterdam!
The train passes over the bridge over the river Duero.
Checking passports at the Swiss border...
Travelers enjoying the scenery of semiwagons Italian trains Settobello.
Probably the cost of a Eurailpass is hardly part, but this just awesome! The Barber in the French Mistral train.
Locomotive 1925, where tourists come to rest in the town of błonie.