More KlezMore please!

Last week I also had a chance to see (and photograph, with permission) a double concert during Vienna´s 18th KlezMore Festival (6-21 November 2021) at various venues around town. Here are some impressions.

Love(r)´s labour ´s never lost

Life is for lovers, isn´t it? I´m in love. Have been for a long time – with the English Lovers! This troupe of brilliant improvisers with nigh Shakespearean linguistic smarts has been performing in Vienna a good two decades. When I go to see a performance by the English Lovers, it is like meeting oldContinue reading “Love(r)´s labour ´s never lost”

Horsing around Vienna

The other day IgersVienna were invited to a behind-the-scenes tour by Marco, co-founder of Riding Dinner Austria, to a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the old established Fiaker enterprises, Fiaker Paul. To me this was very special, as I love horses, but had not been in a stable in quite a while. I really enjoyed watching the morning routine, preparing the horses and coachmen for their working day.

All clear for contemporary art

I had wanted to wait for the opening of Albertina Modern and introduce two fantastic modern art institutions in one go. Because under one beautiful roof – at the historic and just reopened Künstlerhaus Wien – we now have now have two galleries. The original owner, the Künstlerhaus Vereinigung (Vienna Association of Fine Artists), isContinue reading “All clear for contemporary art”

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”

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”

Call of the wild: biodiversity days in Vienna

In a couple of days, it´s time to visit Lainzer Tiergarten.   On 8 and 9 June this lovely forest park in Vienna´s West will be hosting the 17th Vienna Biodiversity Day.  This event  is co-organized by the Vienna Environmental Protection Department (MA 22) as a contribution to the “GEO Day of Biodiversity“. (Actually, theyContinue reading “Call of the wild: biodiversity days in Vienna”

Grow your own: gardening fun in the city

The garden season is definitely upon us in Vienna.  Not only is everything blooming at the same time, we are experiencing crazy summer  temperatures in April, and the fresh meadows are already full of wildflowers.  I love being in green spaces, whether it is a garden, a park, or the woods.  Growing at least someContinue reading “Grow your own: gardening fun in the city”

Art in the aftermath of war – a special angle on two current exhibitions at the Belvedere

Last Friday I finally had the chance to attend an expert tour at the Belvedere again.  The Belvedere has an outstanding programme of guided tours by curators and historians, and I try to go as often as I can (which, given my schedule lately, is less often than I would like). The excellent art historyContinue reading “Art in the aftermath of war – a special angle on two current exhibitions at the Belvedere”