A long time tramming

Vienna has one of the best public transport systems in the world.  I live in one of the outer districts, and yet I can make it into downtown in under half an hour, including walking time.    Yesterday I got to find out more about the long history of trams and public buses in Vienna duringContinue reading “A long time tramming”

Street art goes museum

The Wien Museum´s central location on Karlsplatz has now been emptied out in preparation or extensive renovation and reconstruction works that will start this fall.  Meanwhile though, the museum curators Karina Karadensky and Christine Koblitz had the excellent idea to make the walls of the museum available for street artists, who have painted all roomsContinue reading “Street art goes museum”

A global adventure at home

No, I am not talking about traveling the world.  Or maybe I am — but while staying home in my city.  What I did the other day was virtually travel around the globe, actually around a lot of globes, right here in Vienna 🙂   I joined Instagramers Austria  for a visit to Vienna´s GlobeContinue reading “A global adventure at home”

Together and Proud in Vienna

I´ve been a bit lazy about blog writing lately, what with the nice summer weather and so many photo opportunities around town that I can hardly catch up even with the photo editing.  But I do want to show some of my recent photos from the day of the Lifeball 2019 in Vienna, and IContinue reading “Together and Proud in Vienna”

This is important

The impressive portraits by the German-Italian photographer Luigi Toscano of surviving victims of Nazi atrocities on Vienna’s Ringstrasse were damaged three times during their showing in Vienna.   In these pictures Luigi Toscano confronts us with large-scale versions of the faces of contemporary witnesses, survivors of the Holocaust, with eyes that look directly at you, seriousContinue reading “This is important”

Subjective stories of objects at Weltmuseum Wien

Things.  Lots of things.  Beautiful, curious, “exotic”, “ethnic”, historic things.  That is what you will find at the Weltmuseum Wien, which houses an extensive collection of artifacts accumulated by collectors over the last few centuries by explorers of other worlds.  These traveling collectors (such as Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este) were usually rich orContinue reading “Subjective stories of objects at Weltmuseum Wien”

Fashion, and art, darling

If you´ve been reading my blog for a while you know that I am a fan of the Tiefe Kümmernis, probably Vienna´s only art expert who is also on occasion a drag queen.  This weekend s/he is leading another tour entitled “Fashion, Darling” at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna on 28 April, and it´s all aboutContinue reading “Fashion, and art, darling”

OstLicht reloads

If you are into photography and live in Vienna, you may have stopped by the centrally located Westlicht Gallery.  But have you been to its sister gallery, Ostlicht?  I have to admit, despite really enjoying photography, last week´s #instawalk with @igersaustria was my first visit to this great gallery.  Ostlicht. Gallery for Photography is locatedContinue reading “OstLicht reloads”

Love – actually, Ganymed in love at the KHM

All you need is love, and Ganymed: another wonderful evening of performances and art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.  What a beautiful evening of theatre, and music, dance, and the visual delights of the setting at the KHM!   Love and song – songs about romantic love dominate the charts.  But do we really knowContinue reading “Love – actually, Ganymed in love at the KHM”

Zones of Life

What could be better than a photo trip to the Vienna Zoo on a rainy day?  No, I am not crazy.  That´s just what I did a couple of weeks ago, on a mission to capture people interacting with nature – even if captive nature.  And I did not even get wet.  😉 As aContinue reading “Zones of Life”