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Notes on the Geography of Austria : Vienna: Photo 52

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We've worked our way around toward the western end of the Ringstrasse. Here: the Central Telegraph office, with K.K. signifying Kaiser und Konig, that is to say Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary.

Patrick Leigh Fermor, walking through Austria in 1934, saw the same initials on a slip of paper given to him by a count helping Fermor visit a gallery. The card had said K.u.K. Kammerer u. Rittmeister i.R, or Imperial and Royal Chamberlain and retired Captain of Horse." Fermor wrote of "regiments disbanded and the horses dead long ago. The engraved words croaked loud of spent glories." (A Time of Gifts, 2005 [1977], p. 137.)

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