A time of transition – The Age of Dürer

Currently at the Belvedere Museum there is a new exhibition of art from an often neglected period: the time of transition between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, when artists were beginning to develop new themes, beyond the exclusive focus on religious themes, and new techniques such as a move towards showing depth and perspective.Continue reading “A time of transition – The Age of Dürer”

Better times at the Belvedere

The Belvedere Museum is another favourite of mine, and so right after lockdown I visited the new exhibition at the Upper Belvedere, at a time when there were very few people so that I had rather privileged views of the exhibitions and also of the beautiful architecture. This place is very crowded when tourists areContinue reading “Better times at the Belvedere”

The pale mountains

As for many of us the global Covid-19 pandemic put a spanner in the travel works, we decided on a trip closer to home than the one originally planned. We spent last week in the South Tyrolian Alps, between Toblach and Dorf Tirol. Here I share some of my impressions and my photography.

Stones that speak

On Friday I showed you bits of my neighbourhood, which was created during the days of working class housing- and food shortages that followed World War I and the breakup of the Habsburg Empire.  But of course this problem extended to all of Vienna, and the cooperative garden settlements that were built in the 1920sContinue reading “Stones that speak”

Close to home

Like many of us, the COVID-19 spread prevention measures for me have meant a lot of time spent at home, where I can fortunately continue to work (in home office), enjoy culture (via innumerable streams from the wonderful world of cultural institutions), exercise (with regular live streams of Pilates, yoga and Zumba classes), and takeContinue reading “Close to home”

Tricky imperial mysteries at the KHM

I like both a good mystery and art.  So I was thrilled to be invited to join a new “mystery hunt” game at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna:  The Emperor´s magic circle (“Der magische Kreis des Kaisers“) – the title alone conjured up images of  conspiracies and bewitching secrets in my brain.  What would it take,Continue reading “Tricky imperial mysteries at the KHM”

Return of the dead to Weltmuseum Wien

Yes, they are back this weekend, the dead and not so dead, celebrating Día de los Muertos with a whole series of events at Weltmuseum Wien.  After a year´s absence, fortunately the Weltmuseum opened its doors again for the festivities and exhibitions surrounding this traditional Mexican holiday.  Why, you might ask, would a Mexican holidayContinue reading “Return of the dead to Weltmuseum Wien”

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”

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”