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”

Venice in between

Between the floods  (the terrible Acqua Alta of 12 Nov 2019) and the lock-down due to the Covid-19 epidemic in 2020, Venice has not had much luck lately.  La Serenissima Repubblica di San Marco is suffering, and I feel for the inhabitants of this beautiful city (and of course all others affected by it).  UsuallyContinue reading “Venice in between”

Ping Pong for photographers

One of several cultural activities I meant to write about while the exhibition is still open was a visit to the OstLicht Gallery with Instagramers Vienna, an invitation by Female Photographers Vienna.  This was supposed to be on until 28 March, but of course COVID-19 also closed down this space, although from the website IContinue reading “Ping Pong for photographers”

Easy sweeps of sky – down to Key West

During our two week vacation in January, I managed to persuade my initially reluctant husband to take a trip down to Key West. “It´s such a long drive,” he moaned. But what a drive! In glorious sunny weather with clear blue skies, we took off down the famous U.S. Route 1.  That longest of allContinue reading “Easy sweeps of sky – down to Key West”

Tropical Art Deco

Miami isn´t just about beaches and shopping malls and traffic jams – duh!  But that´s pretty much what I used to associate with it.  How wrong I was!  It is all that too, but there is so much more.  The thing is, I have family there, and so I have been to Miami many times,Continue reading “Tropical Art Deco”

London in December

I spent a few – all too few – days in London in early December 2019.  Not my first time, and it will not be my last if I can help it.  It was the pre-Christmas time, so days were short and there were Christmas decorations everywhere.  Lovely for capturing the glow of warm indoorContinue reading “London in December”