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.
Drawing is more subtle than painting. It does not tend to jump out at you quite so much. It asks you to take your time, to look at detail, to admire fine lines. The Albertina Museum has put together a fine exhibition of contemporary drawings from the Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou Paris. AContinue reading “Individualistic, sensitive, powerful – contemporary drawings at the Albertina”
I like both a good mystery and art. So I was thrilled to be invited to join a new “mystery hunt” game at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna: The Emperor´s magic circle (“Der magische Kreis des Kaisers“) – the title alone conjured up images of conspiracies and bewitching secrets in my brain. What would it take,Continue reading “Tricky imperial mysteries at the KHM”
If, like me, you are into classic street photography, the exhibition “Istanbul´s Eye” (das Auge Istanbuls) at the Leica Store near the Vienna opera is for you. Until 24 August you can visit their upstairs gallery and look at a selection of photographs by the famous Armenian-Turkish photographer Ara Güler. Admittedly I had not heardContinue reading “Istanbul´s streets through the eyes of Ara Güler”
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”
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”