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Snapshot

Dear Diary, As the sun fought its way out from behind the clouds, quite a rare luxury in Vienna these days, I grabbed my Nikon D80 and went out on assignment. I was to take Portraits of the Viennese in Human Relationships – although I knew it would be impossible to hide from the “victims” […]

Outsider Art Fair

Outsider Art Fair

“If you speak to God you are religious, but if God speaks with you – you are considered crazy.” Janos Marton   On the first…

Discovering Karlskirche

Discovering Karlskirche

I excited the U4 subway on Karlsplatz and was heading to Alphaville Video Store (do we still call them video stores?) when I noticed yet…

Braver Than She Knew

Braver Than She Knew

“I used to be Shirley Valentine, who turned me into this?” a middle aged Liverpool housewife asks the cream colored walls of her small kitchen.…

Annoying Flight

I was just about to loosen my seat belt and get ready for the exhausting five hour flight from Las Palmas to Vienna, when I…

Schanigarten Pleasures

Schanigarten Pleasures

Vienna comes into its own on the day in spring when the Schanigarten open along the streets, bringing…

Filming La Boheme

Filming La Boheme

Through the decades, many prominent directors have tried to translate opera into film. Some succeeded but most didn’t.…

Swindle In Gran Canaria

Swindle In Gran Canaria

I gazed from the window of the waiting area, the view of another Viennese cold spring morning opened…

Pricey Auction in The City of Music

Pricey Auction in The City of Music

No one expected the Dorotheum’s recent auction of musical instruments to make headlines. Outside of London or New…

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