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Cavorting With Chaos

Cavorting With Chaos

The weather was cloudy as we walked along next to the 31 tramlines. Despite the epic storm of the previous evening and grey sky that hung unchanged like a cold wet cloth over the city, the tram was packed, and walking was the only way to avoid intimate contact with this motley horde of Viennese. […]

Public vs. Private on the Kahlenberg

Public vs. Private on the Kahlenberg

Every weekend the Kahlenberg attracts crowds of urbanites looking for that little bit of nature situated right on the edges of Vienna; Mountain bikers zip…

Boys, Bikes and Beer

Boys, Bikes and Beer

It was Saturday, April 14th, and despite it being early in the morning, the Rathausplatz was packed with people. In its eleventh consecutive year, the…

The Emperor’s New Food

It was getting dark, as I met my friend Selma for dinner. We were both savagely hungry and needed some down time after a busy…

Dog Days

Charlie was running in circles through the living room – nothing unusual, considering that he’s a two-year-old Jack Russell terrier. However I did get the…

Hermann Hesse’s Unseen Oeuvres

Hermann Hesse’s Unseen Oeuvres

The rainfall increased sharply as a friend and I approached Vienna’s Museum  Quarter. As we turned up the…

Punsch & Pirouettes: Skating at the Rathaus

We were wandering around aimlessly through the first district. A good friend returned to Vienna for a couple…

Tagebuch: March 2007

Dear Diary, It was 20.30. I was going up the escalators at U1 Stephansplatz, and as every year…

Figls: Glitz & Tradition

Figls: Glitz & Tradition

Stepping off the 38A bus at Neugebauerweg, you can’t help but notice the entrance to Figls, a Wirtshaus…

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