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 hymn to the earth in Baden

For the second year now, the city of Baden near Vienna is hosting the photo festival La Gacilly-Baden, and all over downtown you can feast your eyes on outstanding photo-art.  Huge photographs by acclaimed photographers from around the world grace building walls, line walking paths and frame baroque palaces.  If the charms of Baden aloneContinue reading “A hymn to the earth in Baden”

A musical romance somewhere over the rainbow

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,Continue reading “A musical romance somewhere over the rainbow”

I (never) promised you a rose garden

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, whiteContinue reading “I (never) promised you a rose garden”