Last Sunday I made a special day trip to Krems, less than an hour from Vienna, thanks to an Instawalk opportunity with Instagramers Austria. We spent a great day exploring the various exhibition spaces of the Kunsthalle Krems and the Forum Frohner. Kunsthalle Krems The Kunsthalle Krems-Stein in Stein an der Donau (municipality of Krems) … More Instawalking through a Mile of Art in Krems
When walking through the Museum Quarter (always an interesting experience), it is worth looking at the walls. What caught my eye last night was this quote, ascribed to the British poet William Blake, on the very yellow wall of the “meteorite passage way” (Meteoritenpassage), close to the Volkstheater entrance of the MQ. It was a … More Born in Stars We Live on Earth as Poets
At least once a year I visit the summer music festival in Grafenegg, Weinviertel, just an hour from Vienna. This year I am visiting twice, because on Saturday I had the opportunity to participate in an instawalk to this great location. Together with our Instagramers Austria host Oliver Oth an a group of fellow instagramers, … More A musical romance somewhere over the rainbow
I don´t know how many times I have gone by the Kuffner-Sternwarte in the greenbelt of Ottakring, Vienna´s 16th district, and never gone inside. This grave omission has now been remedied, thanks to the very informative (and free) history tour given by a volunteer of the Kuffner-Sternwarte Association. When it comes to Ottakring, most of … More Stargazing in Ottakring
But here it is… Spring sprang fast this year. Before we knew it, the lilac bloom came and went. But there is compensation: an explosion of colorful roses all around Vienna. This merry month of May, which at times feels like summer, seemingly everywhere your eye roams it is met by exuberant red, pink, white … More I (never) promised you a rose garden
Who´s Jane? I´ve been asked this. So here is a bit of background on the Jane´s Walk Vienna 2018 festival. These walks are named for Jane Jacobs, who was an American-Canadian journalist, writer, and activist who had great influence on American urban studies, sociology, and how people thought about urban development in the 1950s and … More Vienna in gold – A Jane´s walk
73 years. A lifetime. Just one lifetime. That is how long (or short) ago the liberation of the Austrian concentration camp at Mauthausen took place, on 6 May 1945 – one of several such death camps for people of Jewish heritage and other groups whom the terror regime of the National Socialists considered undesirables. So … More Our city! – The city without?