Saturday, October 8, 2011

A STREETCAR NAMED DAVID

In Tennesse Williams'  play "A Streetcar Named Desire", the street car is called just that, Desire, but a street car named David? Well, you have to go to Gothenburg, Sweden for an explanation to that one.

The people of Gothenburg  love their trams so much that each tram has been given a name -- names of famous people. That is why you can find a tram called David Carnegie there. And who was David Carnegie you might ask. That question could have a local historian talk for hours about David Carnegie and the many other Scottish immigrants to Gothenburg but a preface from "Scots in Sweden" sums it up pretty well. Read here.
Some more info about David Carnegie here and here.


1 comment:

  1. Whoa! I'm totally going to ride on that one day..

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