Before lockdown 2 in Vienna, which forced all our cultural institutions to close again this November, I managed to see the fascinating exhibition about the Aztecs at Weltmuseum Wien. A very worthwhile visit.
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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”
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”
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”
A natural history of war – tracing an evolution
On Friday I was able to join an InstaWalk again with Instagramers Austria and Instagramers Vienna, at one of my favorite places, the Vienna Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien). The museum has a new exhibition on: War. Tracing an evolution. War is a somewhat unusual topic for a Natural History Museum, I think. Is warContinue reading “A natural history of war – tracing an evolution”